Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Iowa Businesses have stepped up to the Plate
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into America’s corridors of commerce and manufacturing.
The unprecedented effort to stop the spread shut down life as we know it, closing schools, movie theaters, gyms, salons and restaurants.
It’s disrupted our food supply chain and pulled the rug out from underneath our economy. 
And yet, across my home state, Iowa business and industry stepped up to the plate.
Ethanol plants, local distilleries and others teamed up to produce hand sanitizer for hospitals, nursing homes and local law enforcement.
Others re-tooled their factories and redirected their workforce to sew masks, produce face shields and other supplies to replenish personal protective equipment for frontline workers.
Across Iowa, businesses have shown there’s nothing halfway about the Iowa way.