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Transforming Hiring in Rural Industries and Vital Economies Act of 2020

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5762 
To establish a White House Rural Council, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 5, 2020 
Mr. CARTWRIGHT (for himself, Mr. ROGERS of Kentucky, Mr. BISHOP of 

Georgia, Mr. COSTA, Mr. PAPPAS, Mrs. BUSTOS, and Mr. BALDERSON) 
introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ag-
riculture 

A BILL 
To establish a White House Rural Council, and for other 

purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Transforming Hiring 4

in Rural Industries and Vital Economies Act of 2020’’. 5

SEC. 2. WHITE HOUSE RURAL COUNCIL. 6

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There is established in the 7

Executive Office of the President a White House Rural 8

Council (in this section referred to as the ‘‘Council’’). 9

(b) MEMBERSHIP.— 10

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(1) CHAIR.—The Secretary of Agriculture shall 1

serve as the Chair of the Council. 2

(2) MEMBERS.—The Council shall be composed 3

of the heads of the following: 4

(A) The Department of the Treasury. 5

(B) The Department of Defense. 6

(C) The Department of Justice. 7

(D) The Department of the Interior. 8

(E) The Department of Commerce. 9

(F) The Department of Labor. 10

(G) The Department of Health and 11

Human Services. 12

(H) The Department of Housing and 13

Urban Development. 14

(I) The Department of Transportation. 15

(J) The Department of Energy. 16

(K) The Department of Education. 17

(L) The Department of Veterans Affairs. 18

(M) The Department of Homeland Secu-19

rity. 20

(N) The Environmental Protection Agency. 21

(O) The Federal Communications Commis-22

sion. 23

(P) The Office of Management and Budg-24

et. 25

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(Q) The Office of Science and Technology 1

Policy. 2

(R) The Office of National Drug Control 3

Policy. 4

(S) The Council of Economic Advisers. 5

(T) The Domestic Policy Council. 6

(U) The National Economic Council. 7

(V) The Small Business Administration. 8

(W) The Council on Environmental Qual-9

ity. 10

(X) The White House Office of Public En-11

gagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. 12

(Y) The White House Office of Cabinet Af-13

fairs. 14

(Z) Any other department, agency, or of-15

fice of the executive branch as the President or 16

Secretary of Agriculture may designate. 17

(3) DESIGNEES.—Any member of the Council 18

may designate a senior-level official, who is employed 19

full-time in the department, agency, or office of such 20

member, to carry out the duties of the member 21

under this section. 22

(c) MEETINGS.—Not later than six months after the 23

date of the enactment of this Act, and every six months 24

thereafter, the Council shall convene a meeting of rep-25

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resentatives of the executive departments, agencies, and 1

offices represented on the Council to develop plans to co-2

ordinate the efforts of such executive departments, agen-3

cies, and offices and facilitate efficient services to stake-4

holders. At such meetings, each such representative 5

shall— 6

(1) share information regarding the rural eco-7

nomic development efforts and activities of the rep-8

resentative’s executive department, agency, or office; 9

(2) identify opportunities for collaboration and 10

coordination of research agendas, vulnerability as-11

sessments, data collection and analysis, and plan-12

ning and implementing rural economic development 13

projects; 14

(3) identify rural economic development infor-15

mation needs, research gaps, and decision support 16

needs that are not met by any executive department, 17

agency, or office represented on the Council and 18

make available such identification for purposes of in-19

formation to be submitted to the Council; 20

(4) identify common and complementary goals 21

for rural economic development within each region 22

to be prioritized for the coming year and beyond; 23

(5) identify barriers to rural economic develop-24

ment planning and implementation that can be over-25

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come or minimized through Federal action and spe-1

cific suggestions for improvement; 2

(6) evaluate progress and jointly develop a 3

strategy for realizing rural economic development-re-4

lated goals, including clearly identified responsibil-5

ities by each collaborating regional office, center, or 6

program; and 7

(7) share experiences and best practices in 8

stakeholder engagement and communication, deci-9

sion support, and economic development interactions 10

that support the realization of identified rural eco-11

nomic development goals. 12

(d) DUTIES.—The Council shall carry out the fol-13

lowing: 14

(1) Coordinate with the Domestic Policy Coun-15

cil and the National Economic Council to develop 16

the policy of the Council. 17

(2) Coordinate with departments, agencies, and 18

offices of the executive branch to develop policy rec-19

ommendations that promote economic prosperity and 20

quality of life in rural areas (as defined by the Sec-21

retary of Agriculture) throughout the United States. 22

(3) Make recommendations to the President, 23

through the Director of the Domestic Policy Council 24

and the Director of the National Economic Council, 25

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on how to best use Federal investments in rural 1

areas for the purpose of facilitating job growth and 2

economic development. 3

(4) Coordinate and increase the effectiveness of 4

Federal engagement with rural stakeholders, includ-5

ing agricultural organizations, small businesses, edu-6

cation and training institutions, health care pro-7

viders, telecommunications services providers, re-8

search and land grant institutions, law enforcement, 9

State, local, and Tribal governments, and non-10

governmental organizations regarding the needs of 11

rural areas throughout the United States. 12

(5) Coordinate Federal efforts directed toward 13

the growth and development of geographic regions 14

that encompass both urban and rural areas. 15

(6) Identify and facilitate rural economic oppor-16

tunities associated with energy development, outdoor 17

recreation, and other conservation-related activities. 18

(e) ADMINISTRATION.—The Secretary of Agriculture 19

(or staff designated by the Secretary) shall provide to the 20

Council administrative support services and additional re-21

sources, as appropriate, to the extent permitted by law and 22

within existing appropriations. The Secretary shall deter-23

mine the amount of funding and personnel necessary for 24

the Council to carry out its duties and the amount of fund-25

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ing and personnel each department, agency, or office rep-1

resented on the Council should contribute in order for the 2

Council to carry out such duties. Such department, agen-3

cy, or office shall, upon the request of the Secretary, make 4

available to the Council personnel, administrative support 5

services, and information. 6

(f) NO ADDITIONAL FUNDS AUTHORIZED.—No addi-7

tional funds are authorized to carry out the requirements 8

of this section. Such requirements shall be carried out 9

using amounts otherwise authorized. 10

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Picture Name From Date Type
Matt Cartwright D-PA 02/05/2020 Sponsor
Harold Rogers R-KY 02/05/2020 Cosponsor
Chris Pappas D-NH 02/05/2020 Cosponsor
Jim Costa D-CA 02/05/2020 Cosponsor
Cheri Bustos D-IL 02/05/2020 Cosponsor
Sanford Bishop D-GA 02/05/2020 Cosponsor
Troy Balderson R-OH 02/05/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/13/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.Action By: Committee on Agriculture
02/05/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.Action By: House of Representatives
02/05/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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There is one summary for H.R.5762. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/05/2020) Transforming Hiring in Rural Industries and Vital Economies Act of 2020 This bill establishes the White House Rural Council within the Executive Office of the President to make recommendations and coordinate the efforts of the executive branch regarding economic development in rural areas.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/05/2020) Transforming Hiring in Rural Industries and Vital Economies Act of 2020 This bill establishes the White House Rural Council within the Executive Office of the President to make recommendations and coordinate the efforts of the executive branch regarding economic development in rural areas.
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