Now that President Biden has been in office for over 100 days, we at One Country Project (OCP) looked at how the administration’s first few months impacted rural America and how President Biden can continue efforts to lift up rural communities. The newest episode of the Hot Dish features a conversation between OCP co-founder and former U.S. Senator from North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp and Matthew Dowd, former chief political analyst for ABC News and strategist for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign in 2004, on why strong local leadership is critical to implementing federal policies to help the rural economy grow and thrive.

If you’d like to speak with Senator Heitkamp or another One Country Project Board Member about the Biden administration’s first 100 days and its impact on rural America or OCP’s report on the rural reaction to President Biden’s first 100 days, please reach out.


About One Country Project  

The One Country Project, led by former Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly, is working to promote greater opportunities for rural communities and ensure leaders earn their support. One Country is reengaging with rural Americans, serving as a clearinghouse of research and information for rural Americans, and working to ensure leaders regain trust by fighting for these communities. To learn more, visit the website,