A Nebraska congressman co-chairs the Congressional Rural Caucus.
Congressman Adrian Smith, a Republican, co-chairs the Congressional Rural Caucus along with Congressman Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from North Carolina.
Smith says the work of the caucus is important.
“We’ve got issues in rural America that urban America is unaware of. I see that on a regular basis,” Smith tells Nebraska Radio Network. “So, our number one job, I think, as co-chair of the Rural Caucus, my number one job is to raise awareness of my urban colleagues.”
The work to raise awareness of issues important to rural America has grown as the population in rural America has shrunk. Population in America continues to migrate from rural areas to urban areas, even in Nebraska.
The Congressional Rural Caucus not only raises awareness, but works to create economic opportunity in rural America.
According to the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus, its goal is to provide a forum to find solutions to the problems facing rural America. The caucus works to strengthen rural communities and prepare them for the future.
For more information about the Congressional Rural Caucus, visit Congressman Smith’s website: ruralcaucus-adriansmith.house.gov.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:35]