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Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Hearing on Opportunities and Challenges for the Rural Care Economy

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced the Committee will hold a hearing titled “Rural Quality of Life: Opportunities and Challenges for the Rural Care Economy”. 

Date:      Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Time:    10:00 am

Place:     562 Dirksen Senate Office Building


Panel I

The Honorable Xochitl Torres Small, Undersecretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC

Panel II

Dr. Carrie Henning-Smith, Deputy Director, Rural Health Research Center and Rural Health Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Shoshanah Inwood, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

Dr. Joseph Carrica III, Chief Executive Officer, Behavioral Health, Southeast Health Group, La Junta, CO

Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum, Washington, DC

***The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room as well as wearing a mask or face covering. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the general public will not be allowed to attend the hearing.


Media Guidance: Congressionally-credentialed members of the media wishing to attend the hearing should RSVP to their respective gallery by 5:00 p.m. on March 21, 2022. Editorial presence will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Questions about coverage should be directed to respective congressional media galleries.

Daily print reporters should RSVP to Daily Press Gallery at 202-224-0241.

Periodical reporters should RSVP to Periodical Press Gallery at 202-224-0265.

Press photographers should RSVP to or 202-224-6548. There is a mandatory TV pool. Contact the Senate Radio-TV Gallery 202-224-6421 for additional details.