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WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) introduced the bipartisan Accelerating Kids’ Access to Care Act to help families access life-saving care for children with complex medical conditions. The legislation aims to facilitate access to care while retaining program safeguards and reducing regulatory burdens on...


WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are pressing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for information about what steps the agency is taking to protect the health and safety of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) amid the increase of migrant crossings at the southern border.  In a letter to Secretary Xavier...


Q&A: What’s Driving Up Rx Prices?With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s happening with your efforts to reduce prescription drug prices?  A: I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is our drug pricing regime is broken. A web of secrecy shrouds flaws in the system that rewards certain stakeholders at the expense of independent pharmacy...



Prepared Testimony by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaAt the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust Hearing to Address Competition in the Health Care Industry Thursday, April 29, 2021VIDEO I appreciate the invitation to testify today.  Millions of Americans started their day with a dose of prescription medication. Unfortunately, for many...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Supporting Fentanyl Analogues LegislationWednesday, April 28, 2021VIDEO Today, we are considering legislation to permanently schedule fentanyl substances. Proactively scheduling fentanyl related substances must be a priority. Too many American lives have been lost to reject this critical...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Concerning Pattern of Biden Appointees Not Responding to the Advice and Consent ProcessWednesday, April 28, 2021VIDEO As I’ve said many times in the past, presidents should be given a good deal of discretion when choosing their political appointees. And so long as their nominees...



America’s application of jurisprudence – our court and trial system – was arguably on trial this month for all the world to see from the Hennepin County Courthouse in America’s heartland. Former police officer Derek Chauvin’s televised murder trial pulled back the curtain for anyone to watch our justice system at work during one of the most tumultuous times...


Op-Ed: Packing the court strikes out independent judiciaryBy Sen. Chuck GrassleyWashington Examiner Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used his bully pulpit to try to pack the Supreme Court. He struck out, and in the 1938 midterm elections, his party lost 72 seats in the House of Representatives and seven seats in the Senate. As they say, history...


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...

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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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