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RuralOrganizing.org Lauds Funding for Recompete Pilot Program In Omnibus

Today, House and Senate Appropriators released the 2023 “Omnibus” spending bill. Included in that legislation is $200 million for the new Recompete Pilot Program, which is a significant accomplishment for rural communities.  We appreciate the leadership of Rep. Derek Kilmer, who sponsored this legislation, which was first authorized by the CHIPs bill. Today, we saw that there is very real funding for this new federal block grant program at the Economic Development Agency (EDA).   [...]

ICYMI: NPR: “Democrats Made Midterm Gains In Rural Areas. Can They Keep Them?”

“Strong performances in states like Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington showed Democrats can sustain and win over rural areas, where Republicans have generally done well. Even in places like North Carolina, Georgia and Colorado, Democrats proved to be competitive, running up margins of past elections and flipping some districts, even if they did not always win. [...]