USA Today: President Trump Signs Executive Orders on Rural Broadband

News / In The News January 9, 2018

President Donald Trump signed two executive orders after his Jan. 8 address to the American Farm Bureau Federation. USA Today explained that the executive orders “promote the expansion of broadband internet into rural areas that lack connectivity.”

Rural prosperity was a major theme of the presidential address. Trump explained that the decisions of his administration honor the farming industry, noted USA today. Other issues discussed were tax reform, regulatory reform and trade.  

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The Hill included three American Farm Bureau lobbyists – Andrew Walmsley, RJ Karney and Scott Bennett – in its Top Lobbyists 2018 list in the association category.

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The following statement regarding the Agriculture Department’s ReConnect broadband program can be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.

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