Skip to comments.Executive Order - Establishment of the White House Rural Council (#13575)
Posted on 07/12/2011 11:23:00 AM PDT by SatinDoll
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2011 Executive Order - Establishment of the White House Rural Council
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America and in order to enhance Federal engagement with rural communities, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. Sixteen percent of the American population lives in rural counties. Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential to winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead. These communities supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation. Though rural communities face numerous challenges, they also present enormous economic potential. The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.
To enhance the Federal Government's efforts to address the needs of rural America, this order establishes a council to better coordinate Federal programs and maximize the impact of Federal investment to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in our rural communities.
Sec. 2. Establishment. There is established a White House Rural Council (Council).
Sec. 3. Membership. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture shall serve as the Chair of the Council, which shall also include the heads of the following executive branch departments, agencies, and offices:
(1) the Department of the Treasury;
(2) the Department of Defense;
(3) the Department of Justice;
(4) the Department of the Interior;
(5) the Department of Commerce;
(6) the Department of Labor;
(7) the Department of Health and Human Services;
(8) the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
(9) the Department of Transportation;
(10) the Department of Energy;
(11) the Department of Education;
(12) the Department of Veterans Affairs;
(13) the Department of Homeland Security;
(14) the Environmental Protection Agency;
(15) the Federal Communications Commission;
(16) the Office of Management and Budget;
(17) the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
(18) the Office of National Drug Control Policy;
(19) the Council of Economic Advisers;
(20) the Domestic Policy Council;
(21) the National Economic Council;
(22) the Small Business Administration;
(23) the Council on Environmental Quality;
(24) the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs;
(25) the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs; and such other executive branch departments, agencies, and offices as the President or the Secretary of Agriculture may, from time to time, designate.
(b) A member of the Council may designate, to perform the Council functions of the member, a senior-level official who is part of the member's department, agency, or office, and who is a full-time officer or employee of the Federal Government.
(c) The Department of Agriculture shall provide funding and administrative support for the Council to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations.
(d) The Council shall coordinate its policy development through the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council.
Sec. 4. Mission and Function of the Council. The Council shall work across executive departments, agencies, and offices to coordinate development of policy recommendations to promote economic prosperity and quality of life in rural America, and shall coordinate my Administration's engagement with rural communities. The Council shall:
(a) make recommendations to the President, through the Director of the Domestic Policy Council and the Director of the National Economic Council, on streamlining and leveraging Federal investments in rural areas, where appropriate, to increase the impact of Federal dollars and create economic opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural America;
(b) coordinate and increase the effectiveness of Federal engagement with rural stakeholders, including agricultural organizations, small businesses, education and training institutions, health-care providers, telecommunications services providers, research and land grant institutions, law enforcement, State, local, and tribal governments, and nongovernmental organizations regarding the needs of rural America;
(c) coordinate Federal efforts directed toward the growth and development of geographic regions that encompass both urban and rural areas; and
(d) identify and facilitate rural economic opportunities associated with energy development, outdoor recreation, and other conservation related activities.
Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) The heads of executive departments and agencies shall assist and provide information to the Council, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Council. Each executive department and agency shall bear its own expense for participating in the Council.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
THE WHITE HOUSE, June 9, 2011.
With so-called net neutrality the government will control the sources of information. We are already not getting pertinent information concerning our nation.
So, how much longer will we tolerate this situation?
Mao did the same thing...........as did Stalin..............
This is one of the strategies for subverting and controlling rural areas, described in Alinsky’s rules for radicals.
All our base are belong to them
But does Obama have the authority to do this? I believe, if this were to be done via the Constitution, it would have to be Congress.
I hope this means the ZerO campaign is going to pay for it.
“The Federal Government has an important role to play in order to expand access to the capital necessary for economic growth, promote innovation, improve access to health care and education, and expand outdoor recreational activities on public lands.”
Translating this from WhiteHouse-ese: The Federal Government has the power to force farmers to agree to loans that will make them do our bidding, require that all farmers use wasteful expensive “green” equipment and utilities, force them into government health control, and steal their land for the purpose of prohibiting the human use thereof.
President Ronald Reagan warned us about this.
My husband is going to flip out. These liberal urban dwellers need to stay away from us. We don’t need their “help”.
How dare these country people choose to live off the plantations!
“If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.” Winston Churchill
Yup...More unnecessary, worthless AND expensive government
And, at who’s request was this initiated? I would venture to guess that rural America did not ask for govt intervention in their affairs..
Just a wild guess on my part - but slum lord Valerie Jarrett comes to mind.
She is a Marxist, and this sounds like something totally unnecessary and inappropriate she would initiate.
Over my Sharp Pitchfork, you revenooers!!!
Obama doesn’t have the authority to do half of what he’s done. But to mention it here, and mention my frustration with Republicans in letting him get away with it gets me an invitation from Freepers to head over to moveon.org.
Is this a job being created for Shirley Sherrod, the USDA employee in the news a while back?
Hey Bozobama, everything you touch turns to crap. Keep your cotton-picking hands out of rural America.
He told us to eat our peas as well.
This executive order is basically enacting Agenda 21 Wildlands guidelines and controls over rural areas that have refused to join the Local Agenda 21.
Much of this agenda has already been put in place and they are working on the rest. Part of the plan is to shift agriculture production from the heartland to the more western states, build new rail lines and transfer stations and ship out the grain and soy beans to China. The plan is to lift farming regulations and subsidies on the condition that the farmers ship their products through a Goldman Sachs terminal (keep the transport profit within the Democrat party) to China, who will buy all the grain and soy beans that we can produce and pay us back with cheap US dollars.
Now, about the maximizing energy opportunities. This means coal mining on Indian owned property, leased through the government, to other Democrat friendly companies (Peabody). It will also include wind farms in rural communities, where they are neither needed or wanted. The Obama administration is also approving the sale of shale oil leases to China in the same area where they are mining to the coal.
Obama is selling off America to the Chinese, both our food and our natural resources, while arranging the profit stay within Blue states only.
Thanks for your information.
My dad owns land in California that has natural gas underground. The BLM sent me a letter saying they were going to reclaim the entire plat, including dad’s parcel of land, and designate it as a wildlife refuge. They offered pennies on the dollar.
However, the local County knows absolutely nothing about any “wildlife refuge”. Looks and smells like fraud to me.
From another article:
The council will also focus on job creation in those [rural] areas, bringing access to credit, creating digital and physical networks, expanding ecosystem markets and developing renewable energy projects. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide the taxpayer money and administrative support for the new committee.
Obamas Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, will chair the rural council.
This new USDA venture comes on the heels of several other like-minded and costly Obama initiatives at the agency. In the last few months the USDA has doled out tens of millions of dollars to bring healthy foods to the inner city, recruit more food-stamp recipients and track what minority public school children eat for lunch.
Just a few days ago the agency dropped $10 million on a Farmers Market Promotion Program that will bring fresh and healthy cuisine to low-income neighborhoods (food deserts) across the country. Last month the USDA launched a sophisticated internet-based mapping tool (Food Desert Locator) that identifies areas with limited access to affordable and nutritious foods.
I forgot to mention that part about combining rural areas with urban areas. This is because the urban area is more populous and would dominate the urban areas in any vote. It would force the rural areas to be serviced by the urban police, fire and emergency services and spread the cost of the union wages and benefits for the services to the rural areas.
It also includes the Wildlands agenda of purchasing farm land and turning it into recreational land for urban people, putting it off limits for farming, especially raising animals.
The goal is to reduce the population in rural areas and return the land to its rightful owners (the Indians), shutting down small farms and promoting farming on large conglomerate farms which would agree to ship the grain and soy beans to China.
As I mentioned before, shifting the profit and jobs to blue states away from the heart land and the Mississippi.
They have already started this by reducing the dredging on the Mississippi and forcing the ships and barges to reduce their draft and the amount of cargo that they can carry in one shipment. This probably also exacerbated the flooding conditions this year.
Yep, sounds like they are trying to “return the resources to the “rightful owners”.
Where is the land in California?
Kings County. County seat is Hanford.
So this is pretty much another manifestation of overarching tactic of Obama to advance his “agenda” through the use of the USDA, EPA, FCC, etc to circumvent Congress.
FYI, “Farm Census” does not have to be completed or sent in. Just ignore it. They will eventually call you about it and you ask how they knew to contact you about the “Farm Census”. They will stammer. You say there is only one way to think you have a farm enterprise and that is via your tax return which is CONFIDENTIAL and the Depart of Agriculture is not included in that group that have access to your tax return unless you apply for federal assistance. You then ask again, “How did you decide to send me a “Farm Census”? They will end the phone call.
If they claim you have a farm tell them you don’t know what they are talking about. There is no law against owning rural property and you don’t have to report it... yet.
Filling out the “Farm Census” is how Vermont maple syrup harvesters get notices from Home Land Security demanding to know how they plan to protect their sap lines from terrorists and other such probing time wasting inquiries.
While they encourage farmers markets, they discourage small organic farms by enacting extreme rules on record keeping and tracking of sales of produce and do everything to discourage raising farm animals.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the land that they are going to open up for raising grains and soybean to sell to China are federal grazing lands.
This is not only a way to circumvent congress, but to circumvent rural self rule through domination by the nearest urban area.
It accomplishes a lot that has been tried and failed through Congress, like nationalizing the first responders union. Oh, it won’t be automatic, but it facilitates it and makes it easier to accomplish on the local level.
A friend said that it could be the public input for re-writing the constitution.
But rewriting the constitution wouldnt be necessary if it becomes a dictatorship - which isnt far off now.
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Point duly noted.
I wonder where the tipping point lies for either the hoi polloi to stand up to the “legislation without representation” (that will stem from the creation of this council) or for the Congress to exert it’s legislative authority over these councils.
(as a side note, I realize these councils to be extensions of the executive branch, but the councils also tend to usurp some of the legislative authority of the congress as well)
It sounds as though you need to contact the Pacific Legal group. They are in Seattle, but they handle property right issues all across the country, pro bono.
Where I live, in a blue state, they are buying the support of the Republicans with the promise of construction jobs for their Gateway project. The Republicans are actually selling out.
That’s not surprising. Mostly expected, I guess, since the govt has taken such control of (and subsequent responsibility for) the economy.
I’m sure there are principled folks out there, but lately most every politician (except a couple exceptions) are unprincipled sellouts.
Linkee not workee.
I looked up Sacramento Valley Refuges. It is north of Sacracmento.
Hanford is to the south of Sacramento, and our land is dry, water-less scrub brush. It is known as the Atwater Island Plat, and is a geologic feature known as a natural gas dome. Tulare lake, actually a marsh, used to be around it. Not even enough water there now, even for a marsh.
Obama doesnt have the authority to do half of what hes done. But to mention it here, and mention my frustration with Republicans in letting him get away with it gets me an invitation from Freepers to head over to moveon.org.
Nobody has offered me that invitation and I mention Obama’s getting away with making his own laws and acting like a King all the time. I also call the Republicans in Congress cowards for standing with their thumbs up their butts while this goes on.
I believe most Freepers agree that Obama is acting more like an Emperor than a President and that Congress is part and parcel of the problem.
In any case agree with me or not ,we need to get rid of RINO’s and Hussein Obama.
Day after day - hour after hour - it’s one thing after another. Gobbling up control so fast, we can’t keep up with it.
“sent me a letter saying they were going to reclaim the entire plat, including dads parcel of land, and designate it as a wildlife refuge. They offered pennies on the dollar.”
Don’t sell out — fight it as long as you can. President Palin may put a stop to all this and you can get justice. Don’t sign anything.
Sacramento Valley Refuges — http://www.fws.gov/sacramentovalleyrefuges/
These parcels have been in my family now for four generations. We’re not selling. We will fight any attempt at condemnation. There is natural gas out there, and we know it.
There is a bill before congress right now, proposed by Miller and Issa of California, to allow state EPA rules to be used instead of Federal rules when the state rules are as strict as the EPA rules. This can only mean that they want state rules that are stricter than EPA rules.
I don’t understand why two Republicans would be proposing this. I think the number is HR 2043.
I’m not sure i understand what you mean when you say state EPA rules. I think you mean state environmental agencies’ rules?
I think that I would have to agree with Miller and Issa on this bill though, because of the simple fact that decisions such as these should lie with individual states. Anything less would be a federal usurpation of state sovereignty. While federal law is rule of the land, a state should have the right to make that rule even stronger should they so wish... Even if i don’t agree with the outcome in situations such as the one that you are speaking of, state’s rights should be protected.
While it might be true in some cases, the Supreme Court has ruled that in matter of shipping, the states cannot interfere, putting tighter restrictions on than the feds require. The ruling was called, Intertanko. It involved WA State and oil tankers.
The danger with the new pilot program is that the leftist environmentalists will use it as precedent to take over other areas beyond surface transportation.
The fact is that the state rules will only apply if they are at least as stringent as the EPA rules. If the states want looser rules, the federal rules will apply.
The danger is mostly for people in blue states where the left control the environmental agencies.