Senator Ernst visits MMCRU, Hansen speaks with President Trump
Matt Hansen, MMCRU High School Industrial Trades instructor, got to meet with Senator Joni Ernst recently. The industrial trades program works closely with Bill Anderson, who is a former senator, as well as a friend of Hansen’s. He is in charge of the Cherokee Area Economic Development organization.
According to Hansen, ”Bill believes that all congressmen and senators need to go visit the MMCRU shop for any because he believes that the trades program is a premiere program.”
Senator Ernst was planning on making a stop in Cherokee as a part of her 99 county tour that many senators seeking re-election do, and ended up meeting in Marcus to talk with the ethanol plants workers to discuss a new ethanol bill. Hansen also said, “We are also expecting Chuck Grassley to show up at some point.”
Hansen stated that Joni Ernst was talking with President Trump all day over what to tell the ethanol workers about the bill. At the MMCRU shop, the senator finished up talking with the workers and committees. She then received a call from Donald Trump. As they were talking, the senator asked Mr. Hansen if he wanted to talk with the president. Excited at the chance to talk with the president, he took her phone and said “Hello” to which Mr. Hansen told me, “The president congratulated me on my efforts to develop the industrial trades program and my work.” Hansen said that it felt pretty cool on getting to visit with the president and meet the senator.