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...
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
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
– 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...
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...
– 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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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).
Chipman’s long record as a partisan, anti-Second Amendment...
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...
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.
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...
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
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.
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...