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Please pass the Heroes Act to help Iowans

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. They are businesses owned by our friends, neighbors, and family members. And, it is no secret that COVID-19 has had a significant impact our small businesses. While we can help our friends and neighbors by supporting their businesses and buying local, often, that isn’t quite enough to keep their doors open. They need much more direct help that can only come from our lawmakers.

Sen. Joni Ernst campaigned on her Iowa values. Iowans value helping each other out when times are tough. And for small businesses like mine, that time is right now! I can’t afford to wait for help. It’s time for Ernst and Sen. Chuck Grassley to pass the HEROES Act in the Senate to help small business owners like myself.

Tanya Burgess

Cedar Rapids

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