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  • Better, Faster, Stronger: The Case for 25/3 Mbps
    Posted in Blog on May 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    Throughout my tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, rural broadband has always been a critical need not only for my district, but nationwide in homes across rural America. The urgency has been amplified over the past year thanks to a generational pandemic which has negatively impacted our children’s physical, mental, and social wellbeing and complicated work-from-home situations as schools and businesses have been closed and shuttered due to Democrat lockdowns. As we navigate back to a ne... Read more

  • Middle Mile Infrastructure Provides New Opportunities for Rural Broadband Deployment
    Posted in Blog on May 20, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    Rural broadband has become a popular issue in recent years, but to me, the lack of highspeed internet service is personal. I represent a rural district and live in a community where gaining access to quality, highspeed broadband is difficult. This makes everything from teleworking, e-learning, and streaming my kids’ favorite cartoons or Georgia Bulldogs football games challenging. I am hardly alone. One in five Americans live in rural areas, with an estimated 19 million rural Americans lacking h... Read more

  • 'WHERE WE'RE AT'—#FarmBillFriday: Chairman Mike Conaway
    Posted in Blog on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Ahead of the September 30th farm bill deadline, this week's #FarmBillFriday highlights House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway’s frustration that he and his colleagues will be unable to get a bill done on time and underscores his commitment to completing a farm bill before the end of the year that provides a strong safety net for farmers, ranchers and consumers. DOWNLOAD audio of Chairman Conaway's remarks without music HERE. "... getting this farm bill done ought to be about the polic... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Mark Walker (NC-6)
    Posted in Blog on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Mark Walker (NC-6) highlights the positive impact the House-passed 2018 Farm Bill will have on SNAP recipients by providing access to education and training to help them find employment and move toward self-sufficiency. "These reforms are supported by 83 percent of Americans. By promoting the dignity of work and using welfare funds to invest in job-training for work-capable adults, we can bring hope and opportunity to families who have not seen it for generat... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Speaker Paul Ryan
    Posted in Blog on September 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-1) highlights ways the House-passed 2018 Farm Bill is taking advantage of today's booming economy and helping SNAP recipients get access to skills-based education so they can find a job and improve their futures. "The farm bill is a perfect opportunity to get people off the sidelines, into the work force, into school, into good careers and employers need it so it’s a win win win." Speaker Ryan said [in part]: Most of the spending in the farm ... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4)
    Posted in Blog on August 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA-4) underscores the impact the farm bill has on Washington's economy and the livelihood of its communities. "... our agricultural economy depends on a secure, safety net for our nation’s farmers." Rep. Newhouse said [in part]: I represent central Washington state where agriculture and the farm bill play a huge role in our economy and the livelihood of our communities. ... our agricultural economy depends on a secure, safety net for our nation’... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-1)
    Posted in Blog on August 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise praises various policies included in the House-passed 2018 Farm Bill and the positive impact they will have on farmers, ranchers and SNAP recipients. "We need to make sure that with a good farm bill that we’ve moved out of the House, that we’re able to continue allowing our farmers to produce so many great products and feed the world, be the bread basket of the world." Rep. Scalise said [in part]: American farmers are the backbone... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: House GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5)
    Posted in Blog on August 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers highlights priorities important to Washington farmers that are included in the House-passed 2018 Farm Bill, including crop insurance, market access program and agricultural research. "We’ve put decision-making back in the hands of our farmers so that they can continue to feed the world and provide food security." Rep. McMorris Rodgers said [in part]: It’s our farmers here and across Eastern Washington that a... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1)
    Posted in Blog on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1) emphasizes the importance of investing in the farm bill in order to maintain strong national security. Food security keeps America thriving. "We’re not only investing in rural America in a variety of ways, but really investing in our own food security, which means national security." Rep. Crawford said [in part]: A nation that can’t feed itself is a nation that is insecure, potentially a threat to enemies around the world that would reall... Read more

  • #FARMBILLFRIDAY: Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7)
    Posted in Blog on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    In this week's #FarmBillFriday, Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-7) emphasizes the need to pass the 2018 Farm Bill on time to provide certainty to America's farmers and ranchers. "I’m excited to get this farm bill done by the deadline of September 30th. It’s important to my farmer constituents out there. They need the certainty, the programs, they need the ability to make sure crop insurance is going to be there." Rep. Gibbs said [in part]: I’m excited to get this farm bill done by the deadline of September 3... Read more