Q&A: Checks and Balances The Founders purposefully crafted the separation of powers, dividing authority among the executive, legislative and judicial branches to create an accountable system of checks and balances to curb government overreach. The separation of powers is not an optional theory of the United States’ system of self-government. It is an explicit framework that preserves freedom and liberty and protects citizens’ rights and representation. Read More
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Grassley on the Issues
Senator Grassley holds the current record for the longest streak of not missing a vote in the United States Senate. He demonstrates his commitment to Iowans by casting more than 6,000 straight votes on the issues.