Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa





Grassley Receives Award for Work on Maternal, Child Health

Jan 30, 2015

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has received a Legislative Champion award from the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs for his work to “improve the lives and health of mothers, children, and families, including those with special health care needs.”

“The program that serves so many mothers and children has enjoyed bipartisan support because it embraces a common sense idea,” Grassley said.  “It provides states with the resources to design programs that they think work best for their communities to support children and families.  Congress needs to extend the program by March 31, and I look forward to working with state officials and advocates to get the job done.”

More information on the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program is available here.  More information on Iowa’s program under the block grant is available here.

Grassley is a senior member and former chairman and ranking member of the Finance Committee, with jurisdiction over this program.

A photo of Grassley and fellow Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst with maternal and child health leaders from Iowa is available here.