As the landscape of our economy changes, we have an opportunity to make meaningful investments in our rural communities.
Expansion of broadband infrastructure to our rural areas is essential if our rural communities and the agriculture industries that support them are to thrive in the future. We need a 21st-century program to do for rural broadband what the Tennessee Valley Authority did for rural electrification in the mid-1900s. This can include a variety of policy proposals, most importantly a substantial expansion of the USDA’s rural broadband investment programs.
In Congress, I’ll fight for Michigan farmers by doing more to crack down on dumping, currency manipulation, theft of intellectual property, and other violations by China and any foreign actors who do the same. I’ll also work to ensure that our farmers and businesses are on a level playing field and that our trade agreements hold countries to high standards that protect workers and the environment.