Home > newsroom > Page
Hastings to Co-Chair Rural America Solutions Group


WASHINGTON, D.C.., April 30, 2009 - House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Doc Hastings (WA -04) joined other House Republicans today in announcing a new group tasked with developing solutions to address the issues facing Rural America.  The Rural America Solutions Group will focus on solutions that create jobs and economic opportunities as well as address the unique challenges rural communities face.  Hastings will co-chair the group with Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (OK-3) and Small Business Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-6).

“Many people in rural communities across our country are struggling economically because of excessive government actions, including those that prohibit or discourage the responsible use of our natural resources,” said Hastings.  “Republicans share rural Americans’ concerns and will be strong advocates on their behalf.  I’m honored to be a part of the new Rural Solutions Working Group that will encourage and develop effective solutions to specific problems currently facing rural communities.  Through the smart and efficient use of our public lands, water, minerals, timber and energy resources, we can both protect our environment and create new jobs.”

Six members of the House Natural Resources Committee will also serve on the Rural America Solutions Group, including:

  • Rob Bishop (UT-01)
  • Henry Brown (SC-01)
  • Jason Chaffetz (UT-03)
  • Cynthia Lummis (WY – at large)
  • Tom McClintock (CA-04)
  • Adrian Smith (NE-03)

# # #

Print version of this document


Contact: Emily Lawrimore or Jill Strait (202) 226-2311

Latest News

Committee Leaders Request a 120-Day Extension to EPA’s Proposed Rule

On Friday, February 17, 2017, Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman...... Read more

President Trump Signs Joint Resolution to Repeal Job-killing Stream Rule

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed H.J. Res 38 (Reps. Bill Johnson, R-OH, Evan Jenkins, R-WV, and David McKinley, R-WV), a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act relat...... Read more

House Passes CRA to Restore Alaskan Sovereignty and Local Management on Federal Wildlife Refuges

Today, the House passed H.J. Res. 69 sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-AK). This joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act will overturn the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Oversight Hearing on Modernizing Western Water and Power Infrastructure in the 21st Century
Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
View All Events