Electric co-ops lead effort for White House rural adviser
February 8, 2017
More than 40 rural groups organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association wrote President Donald Trump today, asking him to designate a senior member of the White House staff as a rural adviser and/or to create an Office of Rural Policy with a direct focus on rural issues.
"As President Trump continues rounding out his White House team, we hope he will put a high priority on issues affecting rural American families and businesses," said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. "A collaborative approach is critical to addressing the wide range of 21st-century issues facing rural America – many of which expand beyond the scope of any single department or agency.
Last week, NRECA supported a letter from the House Rural Broadband Caucus to Trump urging him to include rural broadband in his infrastructure proposal.
–The Hagstrom Report