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WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a senior member and former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the committee’s ranking member, in reintroducing the Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Protection Act of 2023. The bill aims to address “smash-and-grab” thefts by increasing legal...


Q: What is Flag Day?   A: Flag Day was designated in 1949 by act of Congress to commemorate the anniversary of the Second Continental Congress adopting the flag resolution in Philadelphia. On June 14, 1777, it approved the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America – “Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United...


WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), John Thune (R-S.D.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) to reintroduce the China Trade Cheating Restitution Act in a continued effort to counter the Chinese Communist Party and stand up for American farmers and agricultural producers. The bipartisan bill...



Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Ranking Member, Senate Budget Committee Hearing titled “Cultivating Stewardship: Examining the Changing Agricultural Landscape” VIDEO Today, we’re holding our ninth hearing on climate change. In each of these hearings, I’ve taken an opportunity to remind everybody what the Budget...


Prepared Floor Remarks by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa To the Biden Justice Department and FBI: Quit Playing Games with the American People  Tuesday, June 6, 2023 VIDEO Once again, I’m here to discuss my constitutional oversight of the Justice Department and the FBI. It surely has been a very busy year thus far for congressional oversight, and...


Prepared Floor Remarks by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Robert Zimmer’s Legacy Inspires Free Speech, Independent Thinking on Campus Wednesday, May 31, 2023 VIDEO I want to take a few moments to speak about Robert Zimmer, former president of the University of Chicago. Barbara and I first want to express our condolences to his wife, Shadi, and their...



The quickly approaching debt limit gives Congress and the White House an important opportunity to reset and put our fiscal house in order. Unfortunately, President Biden has made it clear he is more interested in continuing his tax and spending sprees that have accelerated our debt and deficits, and brought about economic pain and uncertainty. The White...


In 1984, when faced with $200 billion deficits and a national debt nearing $2 trillion, an emphatic Democrat Sen. Joe Biden warned of "economic disaster" unless Congress took "dramatic actions on deficits right now." He was advocating for a government-wide spending freeze – a bipartisan proposal that he and I led to restore fiscal restraint to the...


When a rural hospital closes, it takes away life-saving services from expecting mothers in labor who don’t have time to drive long distances to the nearest hospital. When a rural hospital closes, it takes away life-saving services from farmers at their wits end about making loan payments and are contemplating suicide.When a rural hospital closes, parents...

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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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