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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today held a video conference meeting with Crawford County-area leaders to give an update on federal COVID-19 efforts and hear from local health providers, businesses, education leaders and city, county and state officials.

“Speaking with community and business leaders across Crawford County was important as I work to understand how relief efforts we’ve passed a the federal level are impacting our communities and what my office can do to better assist the Pittsburg area during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sen. Moran. “The meeting was also an opportunity for me to provide an update on my efforts to increase testing in Kansas and assist with PPE production. I also spoke on the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and the health care provider relief fund program, which deposited resources into local hospitals’ accounts yesterday.”

“I was pleased to hear the level of coordination happening in Crawford County between health care providers and local law enforcement, and that the relief from SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program has been afforded to some local businesses and their employees,” continued Sen. Moran. “Thank you to all the local leaders for joining the meeting this Easter weekend and for all of their hard work to help and protect Kansans. As President Scott reminded us during the meeting, it is important now more than ever to, ‘Tell the truth, give people hope, and tell people how they can help.’”

Sen. Moran’s Video Conference Meeting Included:

  • Rebecca Adamson, County Health Department Director
  • Blake Benson, Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce President
  • Ken and Debbie Brock, Business leaders
  • Ruth Duling, Girard Medical Center CEO
  • Daron Hall, Pittsburg City Manager
  • Richard Hilderbrand, State Senator
  • Brian Jones, Business leader
  • Kevin Mitchelson, Business leader
  • Monica Murnan, Kansas State Representative
  • Shawn L. Naccarato, Pittsburg State University
  • Steve Scott, Pittsburg State University President
  • Danny Smith, Sheriff
  • Drew Talbott, Pittsburg Via Christ Vice President of Operations
  • Jared Turnbull, Banker with SBA loans
  • Bruce Blair, Chair, Crawford County Commission

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