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Legislative Update

Two Cabinet Secretaries Address National Rural Assembly
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack speak to the National Rural Assembly conference.
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WH Rural Council Announces Three New Initiatives
The White House Rural Council announces three new initiatives to leverage existing programs and funding to drive economic growth in rural communities.
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House Ag Committee Testimony and Subsequent Member Response: RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty
RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty presented House Ag Committee Testimony on February 15 to the RD Subcommittee, regarding rural definitions in Farm Bill programming.
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2012 Farm Bill Hearing in House Agriculture Committee
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifies in the first Committee hearing for the 2012 Farm Bill Reauthorization.
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Secretary Vilsack Discusses Regional Rural Innovation with Senate Appropriators
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack appeared before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration on March 2 to discuss the Administrationsí budget and policy priorities for the USDA.
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November Health Reform Update
November 20, 2009 by Jocelyn Richgels. The March to 60 Votes.
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October Health Reform Update
October 26, 2009 by Jocelyn Richgels. Gaining momentum for a public option.
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August Health Reform Update
August 7, 2009, by Jocelyn Richgels - A hot and contentious August recess for health reform
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July Health Reform Update
July 10, 2009, by Jocelyn Richgels. Vexing Questions: how do we pay for reform, and what will the public plan look like?
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June Health Reform Update
June 10, 2009, Jocelyn Richgels. Moving from Policy Options to Draft Legislation
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May Health Reform Update
May 19, 2009 by Jocelyn Richgels. Powerful Alliances and Unlikely Bedfellows
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RUPRI Rural Health Panel Briefs Senate Rural Health Care Caucus
The Senate Rural Health Care Caucus hosted the RUPRI Rural Health Panel for a briefing on the rural considerations of health care reform. As part of their ongoing effort to highlight the rural differential in health care access, insurance coverage, affordability and quality, the Health Panel briefed Senate health care legislative staff on April 30.
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CRC holds Rural Hospitals Briefing
RUPRI Rural Health Panel participated in an April 23 Congressional Rural Caucus briefing on rural hospitals.
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Congressional Rural Caucus Co-Chairs Named
Congressmen Travis Childers and Adrian Smith named Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus for the 111th Congress.
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Congressional Rural Caucus Co-Chairs Named
Congressmen Travis Childers and Adrian Smith named Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus for the 111th Congress.
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House of Representatives Passes GIVE Act
The House of Representatives passes the GIVE Act, including an Amendment to provide support to rural veteran caregivers.
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House of Representative Passes GIVE Act
The House of Representatives passes the GIVE Act, including an Amendment to provide support to rural veteran caregivers.
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Rural Funding in American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
The $787 billion stimulus contained a number of provisions that focused funding specifically on rural and underserved communities. Includes Links to Sector-Specific Funding Analysis
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House Energy and Commerce Commitee Marks Up Broadband Provisions of Stimulus
The House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up broadband legislative proposals in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Bill of 2009
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Congressional Rural Health Hearing
House Ag Committee Reviews the State of Rural Health Care
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Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008
The 2008 Farm Bill was enacted on June 18, 2008.
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Comparing Senate & House Farm Bill Rural Development Titles
Farm Bill Conference Committee releases side-by-side comparison of Senate and House Farm Bill Titles.
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Senate Agriculture Committee Passes 2007 Farm Bill
The United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Unanimously Passes 2007 Farm Bill.
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House of Representatives Passes 2007 Farm Bill
The United State House of Representatives passed the 2007 Farm Bill by a vote of 231-191.
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Senator Clinton Introduces Rural Investment Legislation
Senator Clinton Introduces Legislative Initiatives to Help Restore the Promise of Rural America
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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Rural Healthcare Legislation
"Craig Thomas Rural Hospital and Provider Equity Act of 2007" introduced in United States Senate.
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USDA releases Rural Development Title language
USDA has released their Rural Development Title legislative language.
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Senator Durbin Introduces Connected Nation Act of 2007
Senator Durbin Introduces Bill to Encourage High Speed Internet Access in Rural Areas.
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House Hearing
House hearing on USDA Rural Development programs, and proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill
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Senate Hearing
Senate Ag Committee Hearing on Rural Development
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Senator Ben Nelson Introduces Rural Entrepreneur and Microenterprise Assistance Act
Nelson Legislation Promotes Rural Entrepreneurs and Microenterprises.
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Congressional Ag Committees
Links to websites of the Senate and House Agriculture Committees
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