“This pandemic has been tough on our families on our neighborhoods and our businesses,” she told the economic and community development group members. “That’s why I have relentlessly pushed for child care support in our relief package, and it’s why I have aggressively told leaders in my party that we must allow more small businesses to qualify for PPP funding.
“It’s why I push for everything and anything that supports the nuts and bolts of our communities,” she said.
That includes looking for a way to move an infrastructure bill, Ernst said. A highway reauthorization bill came out of committee unanimously, and there is bipartisan support for the Water Resources Development Act. Add a broadband initiative, and “we would have like a super infrastructure bill.”
However, it probably won’t happen before the election, Ernst said.
Ernst also talked election-year politics, highlighting what she sees as differences between her and Greenfield.
The Democratic challenger has…