Roundtable on Building Inclusive Prosperity for Rural America

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 9:00am
210 Cannon House Office Building

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WASHINGTON  – On Thursday, July 14, 2022, the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth, chaired by Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04), hosted a roundtable discussion focused on improving and restoring rural economic growth.

Led by Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02), this bipartisan event, “Building Inclusive Prosperity for Rural America,” provided Select Committee Members and subject matter experts, including USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, an opportunity to analyze the modern challenges rural communities face. Members and panelists also examined innovative solutions to help rural residents, communities, and businesses achieve greater economic mobility.


  • Chairman Jim Himes (CT-04)
  • Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01)
  • Representative Angie Craig (MN-02)
  • The Honorable Xochitl Torres Small, Under Secretary for Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Dr. Carrie Henning-Smith, Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management; Deputy Director, Rural Health Research Center, University of Minnesota  (Written Statement)
  • Ms. Jessica Fulton, Vice President, Policy, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies  (Written Statement)
  • Mr. Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director, Center on Rural Innovation  (Written Statement)
  • Mr. Andrew Seibel, Student Intern and Former State Secretary of the Virginia Future Farmers of America


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