When the Senate is in session, Senator Grassley sets aside eight 15-minute meetings every Monday through Thursday to meet with Iowans in Washington, D.C., including advocacy groups, associations, chambers of commerce and local business leaders, students and families. Last Congress, he held meetings with nearly 1,500 groups of Iowans visiting the nation’s capital and discussed a variety of policy issues. Senator Grassley continues to hold the record for the longest period of service in the United States Senate without missing a vote. Below is a partial list of Senator Grassley's work during the upcoming week.
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When the Senate is not in session, Senator Grassley is in Iowa holding meetings and working to keep in touch with Iowans. As part of this commitment, Senator Grassley holds an open topic question-and-answer session at least once in every Iowa county, every year. Senator Grassley started his 99 county meetings when he was first elected to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate. This face-to-face dialogue is a priority for him. On January 12, Senator Grassley kicked off his 38th annual 99 county meetings. In addition to open town meetings, when Senator Grassley is invited by a hospital, factory, small business, service club or school, attendance is decided by the organization as Senator Grassley is their guest. For these visits, the goal is to meet with students, employees and others who wouldn’t normally be able to meet with and ask questions of their senator during work or school hours. Senator Grassley holds his county meetings in a variety of locations and formats so he is able to listen to and take questions from a diverse cross-section of Iowans. Although the setting may differ from county to county, the format for these county meetings remains the same and has remained the same since he first took office. His county meetings are open topic Q&As on any subject that people want to talk about. Iowans set the agenda.
Information on Senator Grassley’s 2018 annual 99 county meetings will be posted here when his meetings are finalized.
Sen. Grassley will meet with Iowa families visiting Washington, D.C., from Oelwein and Keota.
Sen. Grassley was or will be on public affairs programs with Dan Kennedy of WOC in Davenport, Charlie Stone of KSCJ in Sioux City, Sally Hart of KCII in Washington, Kyle Midura of Gray TV, Mark Hahn of KSCJ in Sioux City and Cindy Kohlmann of KDTH in Dubuque.
On Tuesday, April 17, at 11 a.m. (ET), Sen. Grassley will attend the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight at the WWII Memorial.
On Wednesday, April 18, at 10 a.m. (ET), Sen. Grassley will preside over a Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
On Wednesday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. (ET), Sen. Grassley will participate in a Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration hearing regarding strengthening and reforming America’s immigration court system.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 4:45 p.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will receive the Innovator in Biotechnology Award from the Iowa Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will attend the annual Siouxland Chamber of Commerce Reception.
On Thursday, April 19, at 10 a.m. (ET), Sen. Grassley will participate in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on tackling opioid and substance use disorders in Medicare, Medicaid and human services programs.
On Thursday, April 18, at 10 a.m. (ET), Sen. Grassley will preside over a Judiciary Committee executive business meeting to consider the nominations of John B. Nalbandian to be a judge for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Kari A. Dooley to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut, Dominic W. Lanza to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Arizona, Michael Y. Scudder to be a judge for 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Amy J. St. Eve to be a judge for 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Charles J. Williams to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa, Joseph H. Hunt to be an Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, Steve L. Gladden to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina, Nicola T. Hannah to be United States Attorney for the Central District of California, Brendan O. Heffner to be the United States Marshal for the Central District of Illinois and Theodor G. Short to be United States Marshal for the District of Maine. The committee will also consider S.994, the Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2017, and S.2644, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 1 p.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will meet with community and business leaders from northwest Iowa and the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.
On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will introduce Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce meeting.