News Releases

  • 03.08.2021

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) are seeking an expanded investigation of the circumstances leading to the placement of National Security Agency General Counsel Michael Ellis on administrative leave, following public reports that raise concerns of political pressure from the new administration....
  • 03.08.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and eight of their Senate colleagues today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the department to assist biofuel producers hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We have been advocating for targeted relief for the biofuels industry since last...
  • 03.08.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 03-8-21Topics include: Coronavirus economic relief, CVOID-19 vaccines, election laws and the 2022 election.
  • 03.06.2021

    --Dems reject targeted COVID relief; adopt unrelated bailouts & extraneous liberal prioritiesWASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today made the following statement after the Senate jammed through a partisan $1.9 trillion spending bill that, despite its name, was more focused on longstanding liberal policy priorities than COVID...
  • 03.06.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) proposed an amendment to the $1.9 trillion spending plan that would make derecho-ravaged farms eligible for federal assistance already available for victims of costal hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. The plan, which was originally offered in the House of Representatives by Rep. Randy Feenstra...
  • 03.06.2021

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats blocked a motion by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to push for structural fixes to troubled multiemployer pension plans in their partisan $1.9 trillion COVID spending package. Instead, Democrats opted for an $86 billion bailout with no strings attached, all but guaranteeing that taxpayers will be on the hook for future...
  • 03.06.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined 10 of his Republican colleagues in introducing a $650 billion COVID-19 relief plan as a substitute amendment to the $1.9 trillion budget reconciliation bill. The amendment, which was built on the COVID-19 relief plan that was unveiled last month by a group of Republican Senators, was not adopted by a vote of...
  • 03.05.2021

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee today joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of colleagues to introduce critical legislation to strengthen the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) which Grassley cosponsored years ago. This legislation, led by U.S. Sen. Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), chairman of the...
  • 03.05.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a senior member and former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, reintroduced the Chris Allen Multiemployer Pension Recapitalization and Reform Act. The legislation is based on a 2019 proposal to avert the collapse of critically underfunded multiemployer pension plans and reform rules for these...
  • 03.05.2021

    Q&A: Celebrate IowaWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: Could an Iowan be featured on a new quarter? A: Many Iowans are familiar with the popular series of quarters that feature each of the 50 states in the America the Beautiful Quarter Program. Issued in 2004, the Iowa quarter was the 29th coin to join the series because it was the 29th...
  • 03.05.2021

    WASHINGTON – The Senate unanimously passed the Concerns Over Nations Funding University Campus Institutes in the United States (CONFUCIUS) Act, legislation supported by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and introduced by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.). This legislation works to address concerns about Confucius Institutes suppressing free...
  • 03.04.2021

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) this week joined, U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) to reintroduce the PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act, commonsense legislation that provides much-needed oversight of asbestos bankruptcy trusts to ensure victims receive fair and just compensation. “Fraudsters and poor...
  • 03.04.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined all six members of the Iowa congressional delegation in a letter requesting additional staffing for the Iowa Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) office.  In a letter to the head of the National Taxpayer Advocate office, the lawmakers highlight concerns that the Iowa TAS office does not have enough staff...
  • 03.04.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation beefing up a 2008 inspector general (IG) protection law that has been routinely flouted by successive administrations from both political parties. The Securing Inspector General Independence Act is cosponsored by Senators Rob...
  • 03.03.2021

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today joined the committee’s chair, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), in sending letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging the agency to retain and expeditiously implement the H-1B selection rule published on January 8, 2021,...
  • 03.01.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about a recently uncovered data breach and fraud case involving foreign nationals employed at U.S. embassies in Jordan and Russia stealing refugee case information and selling it for profit. The employees were hired as “foreign service...
  • 03.01.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 03-01-21Topics include: Coronavirus economic relief, the Equality Act, prescription drug pricing, mental health, 2022 election and Confucius Institutes.
  • 02.26.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen.Chuck Grassley condemned the action by the Democrat-controlled House ofRepresentatives to strip out aid to Iowa’s farmers devastated by last year’sderecho in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The derecho aid wasproposed by Republican Rep. Randy Feenstra (Iowa-04) and supported byDemocratic Rep. Cindy Axne (Iowa-03). It was...
  • 02.26.2021

    Q&A: Pull the Pork from COVID ReliefWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s wrong with the sixth pandemic package under consideration in Congress? A: First, let’s take account of what’s already in the pipeline. Since last March, Congress has approved $4 trillion to fight the pandemic and help hard-hit U.S. households put food on...
  • 02.25.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) reintroduced the Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act, which would allow individuals to safely import prescription drugs from Canada, creating savings for consumers and bringing greater competition into the pharmaceutical market. “Addressing the rising costs of prescription...