National Policy Programs

RUPRI has had a national policy focus since its founding in the early 1990s by senior members of the United States Senate. RUPRI has a national policy office in Washington, DC, to easily respond to requests for policy analysis and research by Members of Congress and the Administration. RUPRI’s national policy work includes presenting testimony to Congressional committees and writing and presentations on national rural policy concerns and considerations.

RUPRI Testimony

Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry – Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth, and Energy Innovation. Washington, DC. May, 2014

Written Comments Presented to The Factors Influencing Consolidation and the Potential Impact on Mission Consolidation in the Farm Credit System: A Farm Credit Administration Symposium Trends in Rural America Session

Oral Comments Accompanying Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Washington, D.C. February 15, 2012

Written Statement for the Record Testimony Before the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Washington, D.C. February 15, 2012

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, February 15, 2011

Supplementary Responses for the Record to Review the Various Definitions of Rural Applied Under Programs Operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. February 15, 2011

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, July 23, 2008

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, March 21, 2007

Testimony before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, US Senate, February 13, 2007

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Rural Development, and Research, U.S. House of Representatives, March 30, 2006