THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES NATIONAL RURAL CONFERENCE
President Clinton announced today that he will lead a first-ever National Rural Conference on the future of America's rural communities on Tuesday, April 25, 1995 in Ames, Iowa. The Conference will bring together Administration officials, Members of Congress and those living and working in rural America for a discussion on the economic challenges facing rural Americans.
"Rural America, which makes up a quarter of our population, is vital to the overall development of our nation's economy and future. This administration is committed to working closely with rural communities in tackling the important issues of jobs, trade and the preservation of the family farm as our nation enters the next century," the President said.
The President looks forward to the Conference and to working with those who helped to bring it about including Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), Rep. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa).