News Releases

03.01.2021

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about a recently uncovered data breach and fraud case involving foreign nationals employed at U.S. embassies in Jordan and Russia stealing refugee case information and selling it for profit. The employees were hired as “foreign service...

02.26.2021

WASHINGTON – Sen.Chuck Grassley condemned the action by the Democrat-controlled House ofRepresentatives to strip out aid to Iowa’s farmers devastated by last year’sderecho in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The derecho aid wasproposed by Republican Rep. Randy Feenstra (Iowa-04) and supported byDemocratic Rep. Cindy Axne (Iowa-03). It was...

02.26.2021

Q&A: Pull the Pork from COVID ReliefWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s wrong with the sixth pandemic package under consideration in Congress? A: First, let’s take account of what’s already in the pipeline. Since last March, Congress has approved $4 trillion to fight the pandemic and help hard-hit U.S. households put food on...

Remarks

03.01.2021

“America cannot afford to go back to including earmarks in some ill-conceived effort to grease the wheels to pass legislation only because it includes pet projects for congressmen.” --- “Especially in this time of pandemic, Congress should be focused on targeted spending to continue to help the American people who are suffering to recover, not finding ways...

03.01.2021

Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeExecutive Business Meeting on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be Attorney GeneralMonday, March 1, 2021VIDEO We’re here today to vote on the nomination of Judge Garland to be Attorney General of the United States. I intend to support his...

02.25.2021

Senator Grassley’s weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 02-22-21   Topics include: President Biden’s executive orders, the Paycheck Protection Program, biofuels, Judge Garland hearing and coronavirus economic relief.

Commentary

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...

01.20.2021

by Sen. Chuck Grassley Quad-Cities Times & The Courier   As Iowa turned the page on a year brimming with hardship, from a deadly pandemic and economic fallout, to civic unrest, a derecho and divisive presidential election, the New Year got off on the wrong foot.   Forty-six years ago this month, I swore an oath to the Constitution as a newly elected...

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

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