Klobuchar Wants Aid For Rural Communities in Coronavirus Relief Package
Dave Bishop | Jul 30, 2020 AT 11:44 am
(MNN) -- U-S Senator Amy Klobuchar is urging her colleagues to including funding for rural communities in the latest coronavirus relief package.
The Minnesota Democrat spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday about the impact the pandemic is having on rural communities.
Klobuchar said, "We must take immediate action to provide critical support that rural areas need...areas that may not have easy access to hospitals...may have smaller hospitals." She's calling for funding for state and local governments.
Klobuchar is sponsoring a 100-million-dollar bill to build high-speed broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved communities.