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1/9/2018 1:58:00 PM
Davis issues statement on rural prosperity

Washington, DC — U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) on Monday evening released this statement after President Donald Trump addressed the American Farm Bureau Federation and released a report on rural prosperity. Trump is the first sitting president to address the American Farm Bureau Federation since President George H.W. Bush in 1992.

“As a member of the agriculture and transportation committees, I’ve fought for policies that benefit rural America. But today, was important because it was a signal that we have a willing partner in the White House,” said Davis. “Not only did he become the first sitting president in nearly 26 years to address the American Farm Bureau, but President Trump’s administration is putting those words into action. Yesterday, his Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity released a report identifying several areas where the federal government can invest in rural America. I’m eager to work on legislation to address many of these areas, like access to high-speed internet, economic development, and others to improve rural workforce opportunities and quality of life.”

Davis has served on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure since 2013 and has worked to promote workforce training.

In April 2017, President Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative and regulatory changes to improve the quality of life in rural America. Yesterday, the task force released a report with more than 100 actions the federal government can take to address issues faced by rural America. The report focuses on e-Connectivity, improving workforce training, increasing work opportunities, harnessing technological innovation, and investing in economic development.

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