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Q&A: Falsehoods Undermine Voter ConfidenceWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s wrong with For the People Act? A: The House of Representatives passed an 800-page bill along a party-line vote under pretext of preventing election irregularities after we were told this was the most secure and fair election in history. Unfortunately, H.R. 1, For the People...


WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) praised the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) as they announced a $1.5 million grant to the city of Ames to provide critical water infrastructure for a new industrial park and a $1 million grant to the city of Sioux City to support growth in the aviation sector. The EDA...


WASHINGTON – Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a cautionary letter to the Biden Administration following reports that they are considering allowing the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to unconditionally re-open its Washington office, which would violate the terms set forth in Lankford’s Promoting Security and...



Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOur Constituents Expect Us to Work in a Bipartisan WayMonday, April 12, 2021VIDEO Over the Easter break, I held Q&As in 24 counties to hear what’s on the minds of Iowans.  It’s my constituent’s agenda, not my agenda that we discuss. From my cattle market transparency bill to the...


Prepared Opening Statement of Sen. Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeExecutive Business MeetingMarch 25, 2021 The terrible problem of gun violence is on all of our minds. After attacks in Atlanta and Boulder, we want to find solutions that will deliver results, and reduce crime. I’m glad we had a hearing earlier this week...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRep. Miller-Meeks Won Fair and SquareWednesday, March 24, 2021VIDEO Congress should not overturn a legal, state-certified election. I defended President Trump’s right to litigate claims of election irregularities in our independent court system and deferred to the judgments of independent judges. I...



A recent misleading Register editorial praised the Senate’s approval of additional coronavirus aid, and claimed that we opposed a litany of coronavirus policies included in the package. The board argued that because a $1.9 trillion spending bill, filled with unrelated and wasteful provisions, passed on a party-line basis, we turned our backs...


For nearly 12 months and counting, COVID-19 has disrupted lives and livelihoods across America and the entire world. Here in Iowa, the breadbasket to the world, hardworking Iowans continue to do what we do best: get food from farm to fork, from one generation to the next. As I continue my annual 99 county meetings, I’ve witnessed that no matter the setting...


For generations, school kids went to bed dreaming about the possibility of a snow day. No one would have imagined today’s scenario. When winter storms blanketed the Midwest and moved to the East Coast, the bedtime prayers for millions of students asked higher powers that be to let them return to the classroom. When the coronavirus pandemic first reached our...

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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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