Senate bill would create White House office dedicated to rural economic development

Arizona Democratic Senator Mark Kelly is a sponsor of the bill and says having the office in the White House would elevate the importance of rural issues. “Folks in rural areas are often treated to some extent unfairly by the federal government,” says Kelly. “So the idea here is, put this in the White House, a permanent office that’ll be the equivalent of the one-stop-shop here to get rural communities the support they need.”

By: Ryan Heinsius