In case you missed it, we featured Senator Amy Klobuchar in our July Member Spotlight. Read about her new Career & Technical Education Research & Outreach Act and more JEC Dems news by checking out our latest newsletter:
Today, more than 23 million rural residents lack access to broadband. Co-ops are member-owned associations that could provide a solution to closing the broadband gap. Read more in our Innovation Spotlight:
Economists at Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco suggest that the Republican tax law was so badly timed that it will add to the debt without generating any extra growth. This means future generations won’t have gained anything from the tax cut but will be stuck repaying that debt plus interest.
Rural Americans make up 14 percent of those living in the United States, while 72 percent of the nation’s total land areas are considered rural. These 46 million residents play an essential role in the overall economy, starting new businesses, and supplying many of our agricultural products.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, released a video message today on the importance of investing in rural America and the opportunities that lie ahead for innovation and growth in these communities. The message precedes an extensive report on the rural economy that will be released by Committee Democrats tomorrow. Below is a link to the video and a transcript of the message.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following statement at today’s hearing on health savings accounts (HSAs). In his remarks, Senator Heinrich outlined the limitations of HSAs for working families, and emphasized that if Republicans are serious about bending the cost curve, they should stop sabotaging our health care markets and instead work with Democrats to reduce health care costs for consumers.