The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce held a phone conference with the senator from Red Oak.
Ernst also discussed the next step for Congress, saying if there is a fourth relief bill the president wants to include infrastructure.
The president just signed the latest, $2 trillion relief package on Friday. So it will take some time to implement those financial assistance programs.
Quad Cities chamber leaders say struggling companies should work with their vendors, banks, and others to delay payments or find other ways to stay in business.