News Releases

  • 12.03.2021

    Q&A: SALT & InflationWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What is the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction? A: As a senior member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, I helped steer the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law that led to the greatest economic expansion in America in the last half-century.  The 2017 tax law...
  • 12.02.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is continuing to press the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on its weak response to leaks of protected taxpayer records to ProPublica. Grassley was joined by Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee and Finance Committee Republican...
  • 12.02.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today blocked Senate passage of the largely partisan H.R. 8 legislation, which would criminalize private transfers of firearms without government involvement.   Grassley objected to the unanimous consent request,...
  • 12.01.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in leading a letter with  64 congressional colleagues calling for the full inclusion of a broadly bipartisan bill reforming how the military addresses sexual assault in the final Defense Department funding package. The Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention...
  • 11.29.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report, 11-29-21Topics include: Iowa tax payer relief, poultry industry consolidation, opening of strategic oil reserve, COVID-19 variant, Gov. Reynolds COVID-19 funds, social spending bill, end of year economy outlook and NOPEC.
  • 11.24.2021

    WASHINGTON – As oil prices continue to skyrocket, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is calling on President Biden to support his bipartisan No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Act. In a letter today to President Biden, Grassley urged the administration to support the bill to hold the foreign oil producing cartel...
  • 11.23.2021

    Q&A: National Adoption MonthWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What is National Adoption Month? A: Nearly four decades ago, President Ronald Reagan launched a national awareness campaign to reaffirm the central importance of family in American society and bring attention to tens of thousands of children in foster care who yearn for the...
  • 11.23.2021

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 41 senators, led by senior Finance Committee member and former chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Finance Committee member Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), are calling for equitable tax treatment of pandemic aid provided to the still-struggling motorcoach and passenger vehicle...
  • 11.23.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report, 11-23-21Topics include: Opening of strategic oil reserve, cattle market bill, supply chain issues, Protecting America's First Responders Act, social spending bill and the omnibus appropriations bill.
  • 11.22.2021

    WASHINGTON – In light of an upcoming U.S. District Judgeship opening in the Southern District of Iowa, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are inviting members of the Iowa legal community to submit applications for the vacancy between now and December 31 in order to be considered for a recommendation by the senators to President Joseph R. Biden. “It’s...
  • 11.22.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a family farmer, completed his two social media series called #CornWatch and #SoybeanWatch for 2021. The annual series gives followers an inside look at farming operations on the Grassley family farm in New Hartford, Iowa. Over the course of 28 weeks, he highlighted the progression, from...
  • 11.19.2021

    Q&A: Border SecurityWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: How has the Biden administration created a “seismic shift” in border security? A: In less than one year in the Oval Office, an unprecedented migrant surge at our southern border is taking place on President Biden’s watch. U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced it had a...
  • 11.19.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), president pro tempore emeritus of the U.S. Senate, made the following comments regarding the passage of the partisan budget reconciliation bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.“Taken all together, the policies represented in this legislation are just plain bad for the country. Massive government...
  • 11.18.2021

    WASHINGTON – Three pro-law enforcement measures backed by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) were signed into law this morning. Grassley shepherded all three bills through the Senate Judiciary Committee during National Police Week in May, and subsequently passed both houses of Congress with his support.  “Supporting law enforcement is just common sense. And...
  • 11.18.2021

    WASHINGTON – A bill to support law enforcement officers seeking mental health services was signed into law today.  The Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support (COPS) Counseling Act was co-authored by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)...
  • 11.18.2021

    WASHINGTON – After recently released FOIA documents reveal significant obstruction of basic questions relating to potential criminal conflicts of interest and whistleblower retaliation at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is demanding fresh answers from Secretary Denis McDonough about the underlying allegations and VA’s...
  • 11.18.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), co-chair of the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus and Congressional Fire Services Caucus, and today celebrated the signing into law of their Protecting America’s First RespondersAct of 2021 (PAFRA) at the White House by...
  • 11.17.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and several colleagues today introduced legislation to return fairness to the cattle marketplace dominated by four major meat packers. Last week, the authors announced the framework of this legislation. “I frequently hear from Iowa’s independent cattle producers about their struggle to get...
  • 11.17.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and several colleagues in formally challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). This move to overturn President Biden’s vaccine or test mandate for private employers is guaranteed a vote on the Senate floor. The rule was...
  • 11.17.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, took the FBI to task and is demanding records relating to the search warrant execution at the home of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe and against other employees. “The Department’s heavy-handed treatment of Project Veritas is notably different from the...