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WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, made the following comment after the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel reversed its prior opinion urging the Treasury Department denial of House Democrats’ request...


WASHINGTON – Members of the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus, led by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), today celebrated National Whistleblower Appreciation Day by announcing two new caucus members: Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.). The Senate unanimously passed a resolution, authored by caucus members, declaring...


WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Co-chair of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, today sent a letter to President Biden urging him to create a comprehensive counternarcotics strategy following the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. “Terrorist activity and the drug trade in Afghanistan are inextricably...



Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeCelebrates National Whistleblower Appreciation DayFriday, July 30, 2021 VIDEO Each year on July 30th, we take time to celebrate whistleblowers and the important role they play in keeping our government transparent and accountable.  But the task of...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Lack of Accountability, Investigation into COVID-19 in Nursing HomesThursday, July 29, 2021VIDEO I learned on Friday that the Department of Justice has opted not to pursue a civil rights investigation into government-run nursing homes in several states about their COVID-19 response....


Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing titled Beefing up Competition: Examining America’s Food Supply Chain Wednesday, July 28, 2021 VIDEO   I’d like to thank Chairman Durbin and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Klobuchar for accommodating my request to have this hearing. This...



ICYMI: 2020 Saw a Scary Increase in U.S. Drug Overdoses. We Must Take National Action to Help Communities at Risk By Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Dianne Feinstein of CaliforniaTIME The rate of drug overdoses in the U.S. accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, worsening an existing public health crisis, and the numbers are staggering. The Centers for...


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...

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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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