Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Grassley to Begin 24th Year of Annual Visits to Iowa's 99 Counties

Dec 29, 2003

Grassley to Begin 24th Year of Annual Visits to Iowa's 99 Counties

? Sen. Chuck Grassley announced today that he will once again be traveling to Iowa's 99 counties during the upcoming year. He has held a meeting in each of the counties since making a campaign pledge during his first election. Grassley will visit 17 counties from Jan. 13 ? 16.

Town meetings are planned in Boone, Webster, Calhoun, Sac, Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, Wright, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw and Bremer counties and are open to the public.

The town meetings are intended to be an informational session about the Medicare bill that recently passed Congress. Although, Grassley said that people with other questions or comments were welcome to attend.

Grassley will also visit a Head Start program in Ida County, Dodgden Industries in Humboldt County and Charles City High School in Floyd County .

"People in Washington too easily lose touch with what is going on in the rest of the country. My county visits help me know what Iowans are thinking, and I take that common sense to Washington on their behalf," Grassley said.

Grassley said that he hopes all area residents will attend his meetings. He said that these meetings will be a good opportunity for him to explain what the new Medicare legislation will mean for Iowans. Grassley was the lead Senate negotiator of the bill.

Here is a list of Grassley's visits in January.

Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Boone County Town Hall Meeting, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m., Boone County Hospital, Conference Room, 1015 Union Street, Boone

Webster County Town Hall Meeting, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Iowa Central Community College, Accelerated Career Education Building, 330 Avenue M, Fort Dodge

Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Calhoun County Town Hall Meeting, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., Calhoun County Courthouse, Board Room, 416 4th Street, Rockwell City

Sac County Town Hall Meeting, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m., Loring Hospital, Hospital Education Room, 211 Highland Avenue, Sac City

Ida County, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Visit Ida County Head Start Program, 301 Moorehead Street, Ida Grove

Woodbury County Town Hall Meeting, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m., Western Iowa Technical Community College, Building A, Large Lecture Hall, 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City

Plymouth County Town Hall Meeting, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m., Floyd Valley Hospital, Lower Level Conference Center, 714 Lincoln Street NE, LeMars

Thursday, January 15, 2004
Cherokee County Town Hall Meeting, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital, Education Room, 300 Sioux Valley Drive, Cherokee

Buena Vista County Town Hall Meeting, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Buena Vista County Hospital, Schaller Family Center for Women, 1525 West 5th Street, Storm Lake

Pocahontas County Town Hall Meeting, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Pocahontas Community Hospital, Southeast Corner Classroom, 606 NW 7th Street, Pocahontas

Humboldt County, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m., Tour Dodgen Industries, Highway 169 North, Humboldt

Wright County Town Hall Meeting, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m., Wright Medical Center, Lower Level Community Room, 1316 South Main Street, Clarion

Friday, January 16, 2004
Butler County Town Hall Meeting, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., Butler County Courthouse, Lower Level Conference Room, 428 6th Street, Allison

Cerro Gordo County Town Hall Meeting, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., North Iowa Area Community College, Conference Center, 500 College Drive, Mason City

Floyd County, 12:15 - 1:15 p.m., Visit Charles City High School, 1 Comet Drive, Charles City

Chickasaw County Town Hall Meeting, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Mercy Medical Center - New Hampton, Health Education Room, 308 North Maple Avenue, New Hampton

Bremer County Town Hall Meeting, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m., Waverly Municipal Hospital, Carstensen/Gruben Room, 312 9th Street SW, Waverly

Note for Reporters & Editors: 15 minutes of press time is scheduled following each event.