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Loebsack Pushes For Mental Health Care Access For Children


Iowa 2nd District Congressman Dave Loebsack is trying to help children get the mental health care they need. Tuesday in Davenport, the eastern Iowa representative held a roundtable discussion with professionals in the field.

Loebsack has already introduced a bill called the Children’s Access to Mental Health Services Act. 

The congressman also visited the former Ashford University campus in Clinton to find out what the new owners and residents want to do with it. 

It's amazing how much is still there, up-to-date computer labs.

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Ashford University
Ashford University closed its Clinton campus in May.

  Loebsack says one option is to use college buildings and equipment to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects to K-12 students.

A group of investors from Oregon, called Clinton Catalyst, bought the campus from Ashford's parent company. And it's working with the community on re-development.

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