News Releases

  • 09.24.2021

    Q&A: Debt LimitWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What is the debt limit?  A: The debt limit is the amount of money the U.S. Treasury is authorized to borrow to meet spending obligations. The Constitution grants Congress the power of the purse strings and under federal law, the legislative branch of the federal government must approve...
  • 09.21.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) in introducing legislation, the NFIP Extension Act of 2021, to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through December 3, 2021.  “Unfortunately, Iowans are no stranger to severe...
  • 09.20.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report, 09-20-21Topics include: Vaccine mandates, Afghanistan and the border crisis.
  • 09.17.2021

    Q&A: Afghan Drug Trade and Fentanyl With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: Why is it important to strengthen enforcement of synthetic fentanyl? A: Deaths and illnesses from COVID-19 have caused immeasurable pain and suffering among American families for more than a year. The pandemic is distressing our economy, supply chains and schools, causing continued...
  • 09.17.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) regional directors based in Council Bluffs, Davenport and Cedar Rapids will hold traveling office hours in 21 counties around Iowa throughout September and October. Iowans seeking assistance regarding a personal issue with a federal agency or wishing to share views on matters of federal policy may stop by during...
  • 09.17.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to reexamine the Justice Department’s and FBI’s mishandling of its investigation into sexual abuse of young athletes by disgraced Olympic physician Larry Nassar. At a Judiciary Hearing this week, survivors of...
  • 09.16.2021

    WASHINGTON – U.S.  Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) sent a follow-up letter to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) demanding answers to questions that may shed light on data relating to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and NIH’s COVID-19 data retention policies.  This push for answers...
  • 09.15.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today questioned witnesses at the hearing titled Dereliction of Duty: Examining the Inspector General’s Report on the FBI’s Handling of the Larry Nassar Investigation. The first panel included four current and former Olympic or competitive gymnasts, including Simone...
  • 09.15.2021

     WASHINGTON –Christina Zuiderveen of Granville, Iowa, today testified at a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on milk pricing. Zuiderveen is a managing partner at Black Soil Dairy, LLC. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a member of the committee, introduced Zuiderveen at the hearing.Sen. Grassley Greets Christina Zuiderveen at Senate Agriculture...
  • 09.13.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report, 09-13-21Topics include: Vaccine mandate, 9/11 anniversary, Court packing, Filibuster, Prescription drug pricing, 2021 legislative goals and 99 county meetings.
  • 09.11.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued the following statement on the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.  “Two decades have come and gone, but the scars of September 11 remain. Nearly three thousand of our fellow Americans lost their lives during the horrific terror attacks, and many thousands more have...
  • 09.10.2021

    Q&A: 20th Anniversary of 9/11With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What goes through your mind two decades after 9/11? A: As the world observes the 20th anniversary of 9/11, it’s notable that an entire generation of Americans was born after the horrific terror attacks. No matter if you watched it unfold on television in real time or read about it...
  • 09.09.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today applauded the Biden Administration’s reported plan to finally withdraw the nomination of David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).   “Mr. Chipman’s long record as a partisan, anti-Second Amendment...
  • 09.08.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding the steps announced by the Administration today to improve competition and bring more transparency to the meat processing industry. “Family farmers in Iowa, especially our independent livestock and poultry...
  • 09.07.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report, 09-07-21Topics include: Opioid epidemic, Afghanistan, 9/11 Anniversary, U.S.-China relations, Cannabis bill, Texas abortion bill, 99 county meetings, 2022 election.
  • 09.07.2021

    Washington – U.S. Senate Finance Committee Republicans are demanding a full, open markup to thoroughly and rigorously examine and debate any forthcoming reckless tax-and-spend proposals in the Finance Committee’s jurisdiction. While the legislation Democrats intend to introduce has been withheld from Republicans on the Committee and from the American...
  • 09.03.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today praised an executive order expanding public access to secret government records related to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The order, signed today by President Biden, is based on the bipartisan September 11th Transparency Act, which requires federal agencies to conduct a declassification...
  • 09.03.2021

    Q&A: Every County. Every Year.With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: Why do you still go to every county in Iowa every year? A: My 99 county tour is one of the most important things I do to make sure I’m representing Iowans well. When Iowans first elected me to Congress, I represented 18 counties in Iowa’s third congressional district. Since day...
  • 09.02.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and co-chairman on the Senate Caucus on International Drug Control, issued the following statement regarding the Biden Administration’s proposal to control deadly fentanyl-like drugs. “For months, I’ve been calling on the Biden administration to get...