Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa

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Grassley Salutes Health Care Heroes on National Nurses Day

May 06, 2020
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Saluting our Health Care Heroes
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
 
COVID-19 has put America through the wringer. There will be many lessons to learn and stories to tell from this chapter in history.
 
Today, I salute the heroes working on the front lines of the pandemic.
 
I can’t overstate the debt of gratitude we owe the health care professionals who selflessly put their own lives on the line to care for COVID-19 patients.
 
Our doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, nursing home workers, pharmacists and first responders are among those who have shouldered physical and mental exhaustion to heal the sick.
 
In fact, today is National Nurses Day. I give our nurses an extra applause on their day.
 
To the legions of health care professionals across America, thank you for the full measure of devotion you have shown to your community and to your country. 
 
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