Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Statement on the Confirmation of Former Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small to be Undersecretary of Rural Development at USDA

Oct 12, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last week, former Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Member Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small was confirmed by the Senate as Undersecretary of Rural Development at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following the confirmation, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Raul Ruiz, M.D. released the following statement celebrating the confirmation:

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) applauds the confirmation of former CHC Member and Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small as USDA Undersecretary of Rural Development,” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “Congresswoman Torres Small has devoted her career to creating a more sustainable future by creating innovative solutions to ensure rural communities have access to everyday needs. During her time in Congress, Representative Torres Small served on the Committee on Agriculture and led efforts to expand accessibility to resources, especially for rural communities. As rural communities continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact, the CHC looks forward to working with Congresswoman Torres Small in her new role to ensure equity across the agency.”