Economic Divide Between Rural and Urban America in Spotlight at Ways and Means Committee Hearing
The economic divide between rural and urban America was displayed during a House Ways and Means Committee field hearing in Petersburg, West Virginia.
The first full hearing of the Ways and Means Committee was hosted in the Mountain State instead of Washington, D.C., to prioritize the “voices” of residents and business owners outside of the “Washington political class,” according to committee chair Jason Smith (R-Mo.). The event highlighted the plethora of challenges facing “Americans on the front lines of our economy,” exposing the problems of higher food and gasoline prices, labor shortages, supply-chain setbacks, a lack of broadband internet infrastructure, and too many federal regulations….
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