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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 – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) regional director based in Cedar Rapids will hold traveling office hours in six counties around Eastern Iowa throughout May. Iowans seeking assistance regarding a personal issue with a federal agency or wishing to share concerns on matters of federal policy may stop by during the scheduled hours. These...


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...



Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaAgain, Stop Using Our Elections as a Partisan WeaponDelivered on Monday, May 10, 2021VIDEO I would like to call once again for both sides to stop using elections as a partisan weapon. As I’ve mentioned before, the claim by some Trump supporters that a certain brand of voting machine...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaCracking Down on Confucius Institutes and Chinese PropagandaDelivered on Monday, May 10, 2021VIDEO On March 10 of this year, I came to the floor to speak about my February 11, 2021, oversight letter to the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security. That letter discussed the...


Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaLet’s End the War on CopsDelivered on Monday, May 10, 2021VIDEO Today I want to discuss an unfortunate trend that has grown over the last year.  Since March of 2020, the United States has been battling COVID-19. We’ve lost over a half million Americans because of the disease.  But...



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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