Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC) will serve as co-chairmen of the bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus for the 113th Congress.
"Rural Americans need a strong voice in Congress to represent their interests, regardless of party or geography," said Smith. "I look forward to continuing to serve as a co-chairman of the Congressional Rural Caucus, and am excited Congressman McIntyre will be working with me to raise awareness of and address the shared challenges of rural communities."
McIntyre stated, "Rural communities, counties, and crossroads are the backbone of North Carolina. We must do all we can to help them thrive, create opportunity, and protect their wonderful way of life. The Congressional Rural Caucus is a voice in Congress for these issues, and I am honored to serve in this critical position."
The bipartisan Congressional Rural Caucus provides a forum to find workable solutions to the unique issues facing rural Americans. The caucus will work to strengthen rural communities, help them prepare for the future, and jumpstart initiatives to rejuvenate rural communities struggling under today's difficult economic conditions.
For more information on the Congressional Rural Caucus, please visit: http://ruralcaucus-adriansmith.house.gov/.