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Secretary Vilsack on the road this weekend as Rural Tour continues

Posted by acampbell in Rural
Jul 16, 2009

The Rural Tour is in full swing after eight successful events across America – and everyone is gearing up for a big weekend.

Secretary Vilsack is traveling today to La Crosse, Wisconsin alongside Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to discuss economic development for rural America.

Saturday, Vilsack will be on the road with Energy Secretary Stephen Chu in Ringgold, Virginia. They’ll focus on weatherization and carbon sequestration as a part of President Obama's plans for green jobs, new energy development and the fight against global warming.

Finally, on Monday, Secretary Vilsack will join three other members of the Obama cabinet – Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – in St. John’s Parish, Louisiana to discuss rural health.

These events, along with the rest of the stops on the Rural Tour, will offer important insights into the Obama Administration’s commitment to rural America and plans for the future. Stay connected by following the events live on Twitter, and be sure to post your thoughts on the Rural Tour Blog.

Category/Topic: Rural