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Q&A: Border Security UpdateWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What grade do you give the Biden administration for its immigration policies? A: President Biden’s promises on the campaign trail, as well as the administration’s messaging and policies enacted during his First 100 Days have created chaos, uncertainty and confusion at our southern...


WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, led an effort to press the Justice Department and FBI for details about any investigation into the disclosure of sensitive taxpayer records to the news media.  Joining his letter to the Justice Department and FBI are Judiciary Committee colleagues Sens. John...


WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland took the Justice Department to task for its continued failure to respond to congressional oversight inquiries, particularly those relating to political considerations in light of Garland’s recent statements.  “I read with interest...



Prepared Floor Remarks by Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaWe Need to Pass the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention ActWednesday, June 16, 2021VIDEO I’m here to join Senator Gillibrand in asking for a vote on this crucial legislation. The Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act has more than 60 bipartisan cosponsors,...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaLet’s Work Together to Boost the Confidence of all Americans in our ElectionsWednesday, June 16, 2021VIDEO The so-called “For the People Act” was compiled after the 2018 elections to call into question the legitimacy of democratic elections for partisan political purposes. If it had been...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Supporting Biofuels and American Energy IndependenceTuesday, June 15, 2021VIDEO It’s no secret that I have been a leader in promoting renewable energy sources. Iowa has done even more to lead the nation in biofuels production. This leads to a cleaner environment and increases America’s...



When COVID-19 sent the world into a global public health emergency, fall-out from the pandemic turned daily life upside down. Many people lost their jobs through no fault of their own, creating financial hardship for families to put food on the table and pay their bills. On top of that, school closures and isolation protocols in nursing homes added more...


By Sen. Chuck Grassley of IowaThe Quad City Times This year, the Children’s Bureau’s National Foster Care Month initiative is focused on bringing to light ways that organizations can authentically engage youth in decision-making about their own future. When I first founded the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth in 2009 with then-Senator Landrieu, one of the...


A recent Register editorial backed President Joe Biden’s plan to throw an additional $80 billion in taxpayer money back at the IRS to recoup unpaid taxes. These pages said I “should be leading the charge to ensure tax scofflaws are pursued.” The Register failed to recognize that I’ve been leading this charge for years. As a taxpayer...

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September 17, 1933 in New Hartford, Iowa


Married Barbara Speicher 1954

Five children: Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, Jay


B.A. 1955, M.A. 1956 Political Science

University of Northern Iowa

Ph.D. work, University of Iowa


Farmer (son, Robin, currently helps run family farm);

Sheet metal shearer 1959-1961

Assembly line worker 1961-1971

Adjunct government professor 1960s & 1970s

Elected to Iowa Legislature 1958

Elected to U.S. House of Representatives 1974

Elected to U.S. Senate 1980


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