News Releases

03.08.2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) are seeking an expanded investigation of the circumstances leading to the placement of National Security Agency General Counsel Michael Ellis on administrative leave, following public reports that raise concerns of political pressure from the new administration....

03.08.2021

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and eight of their Senate colleagues today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the department to assist biofuel producers hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We have been advocating for targeted relief for the biofuels industry since last...

03.06.2021

--Dems reject targeted COVID relief; adopt unrelated bailouts & extraneous liberal prioritiesWASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today made the following statement after the Senate jammed through a partisan $1.9 trillion spending bill that, despite its name, was more focused on longstanding liberal policy priorities than COVID...

Remarks

03.04.2021

“From the start of this year, my Republican colleagues and I have stood ready to engage in good faith bipartisan negotiations to provide further targeted relief. However, despite talk of unity and bipartisanship by President Biden, the new Senate Majority hasn’t even attempted to reach across the aisle.” --- “More than one third, or $700 billion,...

03.02.2021

Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaWe Need to Save the CFTC Whistleblower Program from Financial ShortfallTuesday, March 2, 2021VIDEO The Commodity Futures Trading Commission operates a highly successful whistleblower program. As one of the senators who led the effort to establish that program back in 2010, I’m proud of...

03.02.2021

Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeOversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation:The January 6 Insurrection, Domestic Terrorism, and Other Threats”March 2, 2021VIDEO Director Wray, thank you for being here today.   We all agree that what happened at the Capitol was a...

Commentary

03.08.2021

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...

02.16.2021

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...

01.22.2021

Don’t Exploit Pandemic to Enact Liberal Laundry ListBy U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa In my final hearing chairing the Senate Finance Committee, President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as the 78th U.S Treasury secretary told lawmakers we must “act big” to restore the economy capsized by COVID-19. At her confirmation hearing held the day...

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Fast Facts

Born

September 17, 1933 in New Hartford, Iowa

Family

Married Barbara Speicher 1954

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

Education

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

University of Northern Iowa

Ph.D. work, University of Iowa

Occupation

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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Communications Staff

Michael Zona, communications director for Sen. Chuck Grassley and for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee.

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Taylor Foy, communications director for Sen. Chuck Grassley on the Judiciary Committee and senior communications advisor for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee.

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George Hartmann, press secretary and director of coalitions communications for Sen. Chuck Grassley and for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee.

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Katelyn Schultz, assistant press secretary for Sen. Chuck Grassley and for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee.

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Annie Richardson, digital director for Sen. Chuck Grassley and for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee.

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Melissa Kearney, senior writer and advisor for Sen. Chuck Grassley and for Chairman Chuck Grassley on the Senate Finance Committee.

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