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Torres Small Addresses Rural Broadband Complaints
Torres Small Addresses Rural Broadband Complaints
USDA’s Rural Development undersecretary faced numerous complaints from rural U.S. Senators about complicated grant applications, office staffing, and broadband grant duplication at a recent Farm Bill hearing.  Xochitl Torres Small defended her agency’s handling of its many functions, calling most criticisms the result of having to balance costs and fairness.  But she did agree t...
USDA Investing $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare
USDA Investing $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare
Earlier this week, USDA Rural Development Undersecretary Xochitl Torres Small announced that the agency is awarding $110 million in grants to improve healthcare facilities in rural towns across America.  These grants will help 208 rural healthcare organizations expand critical services for five million people in 43 states and Guam.   “...
Wyden Says Program Will Increase Number Of Doctors In Rural Areas
Wyden Says Program Will Increase Number Of Doctors In Rural Areas
On Wednesday, Ron Wyden joined a handful of other senators urging U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to resume premium processing for physicians seeking employment-based visas. Senator Wyden said doctors on these visas increase access to health care, especially in rural areas, through the Conrad 30 program, which allows foreign medical school graduates who have been trained in the
Newhouse Says Rural Hospitals Need More Help As They Battle COVID-19
Newhouse Says Rural Hospitals Need More Help As They Battle COVID-19
Last week, over 120 lawmakers called on Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to provide immediate assistance to rural hospitals and clinics laid out in the CARES Act. Central Washington’s Dan Newhouse was one of the lawmakers calling on HHS to move faster to help rural facilities as they battle the problem of coronavirus. New ...
Lawmakers Ask Health Department to Send Aid to Rural Hospitals
Lawmakers Ask Health Department to Send Aid to Rural Hospitals
A coalition of lawmakers is asking the Health and Human Services Department to provide immediate assistance to rural hospitals and clinics. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, 122 lawmakers asked the Trump administration to provide financial aid included in the CARES Act to help rural hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak ...

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