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Federal officials visit Mississippi as part of Biden’s Building a Better America Rural Infrastructure Tour

By: Sarah Ulmer - April 20, 2022

RNC says rural voters are not pleased with the Biden Administration’s policies.

Congressman Bennie Thompson (D) hosted Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsak and Policy Advisor Susan Rice on their visit to Mississippi on Wednesday. The three were involved in several events in the 2nd Congressional District during their visit.

Officials and stakeholders met together with the Secretary and Advisor in Clarksdale and Greenwood as part of the trip.

The Republican National Convention (RNC) commented on the visit from Biden Administration officials in Mississippi.

“Tom Vilsack’s taxpayer-funded damage control tour won’t change Joe Biden’s abysmal approval rating with rural voters. The only thing Vilsack’s trip to the Magnolia State proves is that Democrats don’t know when to quit on their failed economic agenda,” said RNC Spokesperson Savannah Viar.

The RNC stands by statistics that show rural voters are not pleased with the Biden Administration’s current policy decisions that have impacted inflation. Their reports showed that Mississippi farmers are “feeling the pinch” of inflation with a major rise in fertilizer per ton and roughly 20 percent more for feed as of last month.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state. Email Sarah: