Border Security UpdateWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What grade do you give the
Biden administration for its immigration policies? A: President Biden’s promises on the campaign trail, as well
as the administration’s messaging and policies enacted during his First 100
Days have created chaos, uncertainty and confusion at our southern...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa),
ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, led an effort to press the
Justice Department and FBI for details about any investigation into the
disclosure of sensitive taxpayer records to the news media. Joining his
letter to the Justice Department and FBI are Judiciary Committee colleagues
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in a letter today to Attorney General Merrick Garland took the Justice Department to task for its continued failure to respond to congressional oversight inquiries, particularly those relating to political considerations in light of Garland’s recent statements. “I read with interest...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick
Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released the
following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a
report they had requested
entitled, “Prescription Drugs: Medicare Spending on Drugs with
Direct-to-Consumer Advertising,” which found direct-to-consumer...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following statement in light of the 7 to 2 Supreme Court ruling to dismiss pending lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act for lack of standing. “Last fall when the Senate was considering Justice Barrett’s nomination...
WASHINGTON – Members of the Senate Judiciary
Committee today engaged in an impromptu bipartisan discussion about the Justice
Department’s repeated failures to respond to congressional oversight inquiries
from Republicans and Democrats alike.
The discussion was kicked off by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who
called for a better flow of information...
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sens. Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.),
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and 13 colleagues in introducing a bipartisan
resolution in support of the designation of June 2021 as “National Dairy
Month.” The resolution aims to recognize the important role dairy plays in a
healthy diet and the exceptional work of...
WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and
Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) sent a letter
to U.S Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, urging the Department
– which is in the midst of a comprehensive review of the federal oil and gas
program – to include their bipartisan Fair
Returns for Public Lands Act as
a policy recommendation in their...
WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley
(R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are today introducing the IRS Whistleblower
Program Improvement Act, which would strengthen the Internal Revenue
Service’s (IRS) successful Whistleblower Awards Program. That program has
enabled the agency to collect over $6 billion from wealthy individuals and
businesses caught dodging taxes....
– Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), both members of the
Senate Agriculture Committee, are pressing
their fellow Iowan, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, on
recent actions by the Biden administration that have the potential to harm
Iowa’s agriculture industry. In a letter, the Iowa senators express...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
today joined Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and several
colleagues in a bipartisan
letter to Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman urging her
to disburse Shuttered Venue Operator Grant funding to struggling live
entertainment venues as soon as possible. The legislation that...
WASHINGTON – Michelle Root of Modale, Iowa, today
testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on policy proposals that
would legalize certain illegal immigrant populations. Root, the mother of Sarah
Root, who was killed in 2016 by an illegal immigrant, called on the committee to
pursue policies that improve justice for victims of crimes perpetrated...
Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 06-14-21Topics include: The origins of COVID-19, the Meat Packing Special Investigator Act, cattle market transparency, the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act and pandemic unemployment insurance.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking
Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick
Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today released the
following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Tarahrick Terry v.
United States, a case related to the interpretation of provisions of...
WASHINGTON –Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined Sen. Mike Lee
(R-Utah) in introducing the Tougher
Enforcement Against Monopolies (TEAM) Act to reform our nation’s antitrust
laws. “America is facing a
panoply of competition concerns not just in Big Tech, but across our entire
economy. We need a holistic approach that deals with all of these concerns,...
WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined
Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) to announce new, bipartisan
legislation to address anticompetitive practices in the meat and poultry
industries that threaten the nation’s food supply and national security
following last week’s ransomware attack on JBS, the country’s largest...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate
Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the Justice
Department Inspector General’s review of investigative activity, including subpoenas,
targeting records of certain Members of Congress and congressional staff: “Both classified
leaks and abuses of power...
in AmericaWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: Are recent cyberattacks on JBS
and Colonial Pipeline the tip of the iceberg? A: Ransomware cyberattacks targeting critical U.S.
infrastructure are cropping up with increasing frequency, delivering wake-up
calls to cybersecurity vulnerabilities across the government and U.S....
WASHINGTON – The Senate
last night unanimously passed bipartisan legislation authored by Judiciary
Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) 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 bill is co-led in the
Senate by Senator Kirsten...
WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee
voted to advance two bipartisan criminal justice reform bills authored by 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 —the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct