U.S. Senator Jerry Moran joined Brandon Peoples on the KMAN Morning Show Thursday to update the public on the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moran touched on the need for more testing statewide, President Trump’s Executive Order to keep meat packing plants open and how the agricultural sector is faring from that decision and the Paycheck Protection Program’s impact on agriculture and other small businesses.
What are your thoughts on how safe it is to reopen Kansas businesses and government safely and the ability to ultimately restore our economy in a timely manner?
Ideally, would it be your preference to have everybody to be tested, especially in a college town like Manhattan, regardless of if they have had any COVID-19 symptoms?
The President announced an executive order to keep meat packing plants open amid the pandemic. They have been some of the hardest hit places. There’s certainly a lot of layers to this, wanting to ensure the health and safety of employees but also not wanting to cause a major disruption to agricultural producers and the supply chain. Can this be done safely and how will it be implemented?
The Paycheck Protection Program seems to be very popular. How is it specifically helping ag producers in Kansas?
What else is being done from a federal standpoint to help Kansans? Are there other specific groups you’re trying to assist?
Boeing announced recently they intend to build airplanes again soon. What is your perspective on the impact that decision could have on the state’s economy?
Local news and information on radio, TV and newspapers is more in demand than ever, yet local media outlets are experiencing catastrophic losses in the advertising revenue that allows them to continue investing in providing that news to the public. Tell us your perspective on helping media outlets.
The full interview can be found in the On Demand section of our home page or by clicking here.