Here is information about Senator Grassley’s schedule this week.  The Senate is in session.  

Senator Grassley will meet with an Iowa family from Bettendorf.

Senator Grassley will meet with Iowa students from Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates. 

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will preside over a Judiciary Committee hearing on “Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Problems: Examining the Source and Exploring the Solution.”  The hearing will examine the root cause of Puerto Rico’s fiscal problems and look at the tools available for Puerto Rico to help itself out of the situation.   

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 2:45 p.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will participate in a Finance Committee hearing on “International Tax: OEDC (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) & EU State Aid.” 

On Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will preside over a Judiciary Committee hearing on “Protecting Trade Secrets: the Impact of Trade Secret Theft on American Competitiveness and Potential Solutions to Remedy This Harm.”  Trade secrets are a form of intellectual property that allows for the legal protection of commercially valuable, proprietary information such as the formula for Coca-Cola or complex financial and technical information and computer algorithms.  

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will participate in an Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee hearing on “Agriculture’s Role in Combating Global Hunger.” 

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will participate in a Budget Committee hearing on “Reforming the Federal Budget Process: Modernizing Budget Concepts to Improve Accuracy and Transparency.” 

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will preside over a Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Administration’s Criminal Alien Removal Policies.”  Grassley has done extensive oversight on the Obama Administration’s decisions to release back into U.S. communities immigrants with criminal records.  Between 2010 and 2014, 121 criminal immigrants released by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement went on to commit murder.

On Thursday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will preside over the weekly executive business meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  The committee may consider S. 247, the Expatriate Terrorist Act, sponsored by Senators Grassley, Ted Cruz and Roy Blunt, and S. 1318, the Nuclear Terrorism Conventions Implementation and Safety of Maritime Navigation Act of 2015, sponsored by Senators Grassley and Sheldon Whitehouse.

 

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