Full Committee Hearing

Rural Health Care: Supporting Lives and Improving Communities

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at https://www.finance.senate.gov/

Member Statements

  1.  Ron Wyden (D - OR)
  2.  Mike Crapo (R - ID)


  1. Michael Topchik
    Executive Director
    Chartis Center for Rural Health
    Chicago , IL
  2. Jeremy P. Davis, MHA
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Grande Ronde Hospital
    La Grande , OR
  3. Lori Rodefeld, MS
    Director of GME Development
    Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural Graduate Medical Education (WCRGME)
    Sauk City , WI
  4. Keith J. Mueller, Ph.D.
    Gerhard Hartman Professor of Health Management and Policy and Director
    Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI)
    Iowa City , IA

 How do I submit a statement for the record?

Any individual or organization wanting to present their views for inclusion in the hearing record should submit in a Word document, a single-spaced statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length. No other file type will be accepted for inclusion. Title and date of the hearing, and the full name and address of the individual or organization must appear on the first page of the statement. Statements must be received no later than two weeks following the conclusion of the hearing.

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Statements should be mailed (not faxed) to:

Senate Committee on Finance
Attn. Editorial and Document Section
Rm. SD-219
Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-6200