Ernst Highlights Resiliency of Iowans, Calls for Additional Support for Derecho Recovery

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) on Tuesday highlighted the resiliency of Iowans who are still recovering from the devastating impacts of the August derecho—particularly in the Cedar Rapids area. Ernst noted that folks need additional relief, and that she would be putting forward additional legislation with Senator Chuck Grassley to provide tax relief to those in need, especially low-income workers.

“People are still struggling in the state of Iowa because of that storm,” Ernst said. “It leveled millions and millions of our crop acres across the state. It devastated many, many communities. And, in particular, it hit Cedar Rapids — Iowa’s second-largest city — very, very hard.”