The House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on rural infrastructure next week. The Washington Ag Network’s Heather Roberts has a preview. Committee leadership announced the hearing is scheduled for Wednesday and will address a vast array of rural infrastructure issues.
Committee Chairman, Texas Republican Mike Conaway, said “infrastructure has been vital to the success and stability of our rural communities, and has helped American agriculture thrive.” He added the hearing is aimed at maintaining that success over the next century, and hearing ideas for strategic investments to grow opportunities in rural America.
Infrastructure improvements is one of the promises made by President Trump.
Earlier this summer, he told a Cedar Rapids, Iowa audience: “We will rebuild rural America.” The hearing, titled The State of Infrastructure in Rural America, is planned for 10 a.m. eastern time Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill.
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