Sen. Chuck Grassley made the following statement for Thanksgiving Day, 2016. Audio of the statement can be found here.

“As we gather with friends, family and loved ones on Thanksgiving Day, we give thanks to the brave men and women who keep our country and our communities safe, both at home and abroad, many who cannot be with their families today. Their sacrifices have afforded us the blessings of freedom, safety and security.

“And, on a day of plenty, it can be easy to take for granted the food we enjoy, but let’s not forget the hardworking farmers in Iowa and across the country who help fill our pantries and tables with affordable, healthy and abundant food today and every day.

“Our country has been bestowed with immeasurable blessings, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve Iowans in the United States Senate.”