GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter August 6, 2020

August 10, 2020

In this edition:

  • Pediatricians Recommend Schools Start In-Person
    • The evidence indicates that children and adolescents are less likely to have severe disease resulting from COVID-19 infection and may be less likely to become infected and to spread infection
  • Governor Pushes for In-Person Learning in Schools
    • Out of 367 school districts, only five districts (Urbandale, Waukee, Des Moines, Ames and Iowa City) have made statements that they will not be following the fifty-percent in-person order
  • House Democrat’s Health Care Proposal Closes Rural Hospitals
    • Between 25 and 52 of Iowa’s 90 rural hospitals would be at high financial risk for closure under the House Democrat’s government-run insurance plan
  • Rural Iowa Towns Awarded $4.6 Million in Infrastructure Grants
    • Available for water and sewer infrastructure projects in 14 communities across the state
  • Federal Funds Available for Broadband Expansion
    • In addition, the Legislature has appropriated over $10 million to fund broadband grants for broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas of the state

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