Senator Joni Ernst and Governor Kim Reynolds continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Iowans are safe and secure amidst the coronavirus pandemic. With help from President Trump, they have been able to deliver much-needed relief and protect the health and safety of front line workers.
Sen. Ernst and President Trump have helped to secure over $383 million for rural hospitals, clinics, and community health centers across Iowa. The funding comes as part of the CARES Act, which President Trump signed into law at the end of March. Sen. Ernst reaffirmed the importance of Iowa’s rural hospitals, noting they are “vital to folks across the state.” Thanks to her work, 177 rural facilities will receive funding.
See Reynolds on Fox News here.
Gov. Reynolds has also continued her efforts to re-open Iowa, while keeping its residents safe. Gov. Reynolds, who launched the Test Iowa initiative a couple of weeks ago, told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that increased testing in the state “will give the employees the confidence that they need to feel safe in returning back to work…” May 1, marked the first day of partial re-opening in 77 of Iowa’s 99 counties, allowing businesses the opportunity to slowly begin re-opening if they choose.
Bottom Line: Thanks to the outstanding work of President Trump, Sen. Joni Ernst, and Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowans are getting the relief they need. Their work to defeat the coronavirus and get Iowans back to work will ensure a smooth transition back to normal.