WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron
Wyden (D-Ore.) are pressing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
for information about what steps the agency is taking to protect the health and
safety of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) amid the increase of
migrant crossings at the southern border. In
a letter to Secretary Xavier...
What’s Driving Up Rx Prices?With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s happening with your
efforts to reduce prescription drug prices? A: I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is our drug
pricing regime is broken. A web of secrecy shrouds flaws in the system that rewards
certain stakeholders at the expense of independent pharmacy...
Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 05-06-21Topics include: Flood management, bipartisanship, infrastructure, John Kerry investigation, D.C. statehood and Sen. Grassley's 99 county meetings.
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is calling on the State Department and its
independent watchdog to investigate allegations against John Kerry, the former
secretary of state and current special presidential envoy for climate, for potentially
mishandling sensitive and classified information. According to news
reports, Kerry may have disclosed covert...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate
Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member
of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today urged the Department of Justice (DOJ)
to direct the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to expeditiously revise the proposed rule
published on November 25, 2020, regarding...
WASHINGTON – A man who fraudulently obtained asylum and
U.S. citizenship was hired by the Obama administration to adjudicate the very
immigration petitions and forms on which he repeatedly lied. The case has Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa),
ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, raising new questions about immigration
vetting protocols, the...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck
Grassley (R-Iowa) recently introduced legislation
along with his colleagues, Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) that would require U.S. schools and universities to
disclose their financial ties to the Chinese government including its Confucius
Institutes, which are a part of the Chinese...
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) along
and a group of Senate Finance Committee Republicans, in calling
on Chairman Wyden to open an investigation into New York Governor Andrew
Cuomo’s cover-up of the nursing home death toll.
“This committee has direct oversight on this issue and a...
WASHINGTON – At a classified national security briefing on the ongoing border
crisis, Biden administration officials declined to provide details that were
previously shared with staff. Now,
Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is calling on the
immigration officials to provide a more fulsome assessment of the national
WASHINGTON – Sen.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is seeking additional information about former
Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent financial disclosures. Kerry now serves
as Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Those financial disclosures show
millions in income from major corporate financial institutions and energy
reports indicate that...
WASHINGTON – Sen.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
to promptly implement recommendations from a recent Government Accountability
Office (GAO) report that could improve customer service for Americans who
recently experienced a natural disaster. Many
Americans struggle to navigate FEMA’s processes for...
WASHINGTON – A bipartisan, bicameral group of
lawmakers this week introduced legislation to better ensure that law
enforcement and first responders who are disabled in the line of duty have
prompt access to the benefits they’ve been promised. The Protecting America’s First Responders Act was authored by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa),
ranking member of the...
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: Why is Asian American and
Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebrated in May? A: In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the first joint
congressional resolution to celebrate the cultural, social and economic
contributions of Asian Pacific Americans from May 4-11. The...
– At a press
conference yesterday, a broad, bipartisan coalition of senators and
advocates pressed for Congress to pass the recently introduced the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention
Act. The bill is led
by its author, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and longtime legislative partner
Sen. Chuck Grassley...
– Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced
legislation making foreign nationals engaged in the theft of U.S. intellectual
property and other sensitive proprietary information inadmissible to and
deportable from the United States. The Stop
Theft of Intellectual Property Act makes foreign nationals...
– Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) reintroduced the Preserving
Access to Affordable Generics and Biosimilars Act and the Stop
Significant and Time-wasting Abuse Limiting Legitimate Innovation of New
Generics (Stop STALLING) Act to promote competition and reduce drug
the rising costs of...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Bill
Hagerty (R-TN), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK), along with
several of their Senate GOP colleagues, today introduced the Constitutional
Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This legislation will allow individuals
with concealed carry privileges in their home state to exercise those rights...
WASHINGTON – A
group of Senate Republicans today reintroduced legislation aimed at curbing
China’s access to the World Bank’s low-rate debt financing intended for
developing nations. The World Bank
Integrity Preservation Act of 2021 was authored by Sen. Chuck Grassley
(R-Iowa) and cosponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.),
– Sen. Chuck Grassley today joined Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and 17
colleagues in sending a letter
to President Joe Biden urging him to investigate allegations against John Kerry
the former secretary of state and current special presidential envoy for
climate. The current allegation states that Kerry disclosed covert Israeli
– After a narrow inspector general’s review of the Joint Enterprise Defense
Infrastructure (JEDI) program’s procurement process left outstanding ethics and
propriety questions, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is renewing his requests for
documents and information from the Defense Department under its new leadership.
OIG did not examine key...