--Dems reject targeted COVID relief; adopt unrelated bailouts
& extraneous liberal prioritiesWASHINGTON – Sen.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today made the following statement after the Senate jammed
through a partisan $1.9 trillion spending bill that, despite its name, was more
focused on longstanding liberal policy priorities than COVID...
WASHINGTON – Sen.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) proposed an amendment to the $1.9 trillion spending
plan that would make derecho-ravaged farms eligible for federal assistance already
available for victims of costal hurricanes, wildfires and other natural
disasters. The plan, which was originally
offered in the House of Representatives by Rep. Randy Feenstra...
WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats blocked a motion by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to push for structural fixes to troubled multiemployer pension plans in their partisan $1.9 trillion COVID spending package. Instead, Democrats opted for an $86 billion bailout with no strings attached, all but guaranteeing that taxpayers will be on the hook for future...
WASHINGTON – Sen.
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined 10 of his Republican colleagues in introducing a
$650 billion COVID-19 relief plan as a substitute amendment to the $1.9
trillion budget reconciliation bill. The amendment, which was built on the
COVID-19 relief plan that was unveiled
last month by a group of Republican Senators, was not adopted by a vote of...
WASHINGTON – U.S.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
today joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of colleagues to introduce critical
legislation to strengthen the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) which Grassley
cosponsored years ago. This legislation, led by U.S. Sen. Majority Whip Dick
Durbin (D-IL), chairman of the...
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a senior member and former chairman of the Senate
Finance Committee, reintroduced the Chris Allen Multiemployer Pension Recapitalization and Reform Act.
The legislation is based on a 2019
avert the collapse of critically underfunded multiemployer pension plans and
reform rules for these...
IowaWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: Could an Iowan be featured on a
new quarter? A: Many Iowans are familiar with the popular series of quarters
that feature each of the 50 states in the America the Beautiful Quarter
Program. Issued in 2004, the Iowa
quarter was the 29th coin to join the series because it was the
WASHINGTON – The Senate unanimously
passed the Concerns Over
Nations Funding University Campus Institutes in the United States (CONFUCIUS) Act,
legislation supported by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and introduced by Sen.
John Kennedy (R-La.). This legislation works to address concerns
about Confucius Institutes suppressing free...
WASHINGTON – U.S.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) this week joined, U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
and John Cornyn (R-Texas) to reintroduce the PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act, commonsense legislation that provides
much-needed oversight of asbestos bankruptcy trusts to ensure victims
receive fair and just compensation. “Fraudsters
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined all six members of the Iowa
congressional delegation in a letter
requesting additional staffing for the Iowa Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS)
a letter to the head of the National Taxpayer Advocate office, the lawmakers
highlight concerns that the Iowa TAS office does not have enough staff...
– Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today reintroduced
bipartisan legislation beefing up a 2008 inspector general (IG) protection law
that has been routinely flouted by
successive administrations from both political parties. The Securing
Inspector General Independence Act is cosponsored by Senators Rob...
WASHINGTON – U.S.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee,
today joined the committee’s chair, U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin
(D-Ill.), in sending letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging
the agency to retain and expeditiously implement the H-1B selection rule
published on January 8, 2021,...
– Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) are pressing the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about a recently uncovered data breach
and fraud case involving foreign nationals employed at U.S. embassies in Jordan
and Russia stealing refugee case information and selling it for profit. The
employees were hired as “foreign service...
Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 03-01-21Topics include: Coronavirus economic relief, the Equality Act, prescription drug pricing, mental health, 2022 election and Confucius Institutes.
WASHINGTON – Sen.Chuck Grassley condemned the action by the Democrat-controlled House ofRepresentatives to strip out aid to Iowa’s farmers devastated by last year’sderecho in their $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The derecho aid wasproposed by Republican Rep. Randy Feenstra (Iowa-04) and supported byDemocratic Rep. Cindy Axne (Iowa-03). It was...
the Pork from COVID ReliefWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s wrong with the
sixth pandemic package under consideration in Congress? A: First, let’s take account of what’s already in the
pipeline. Since last March, Congress has approved $4 trillion to fight the
pandemic and help hard-hit U.S. households put food on...
WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck
Grassley (R-Iowa) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) reintroduced the Safe and
Affordable Drugs from Canada Act, which would allow individuals to safely
import prescription drugs from Canada, creating savings for consumers and
bringing greater competition into the pharmaceutical market. “Addressing
the rising costs of prescription...
WASHINGTON – –
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin
(D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Chuck
Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today
introduced the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act, bipartisan
legislation to temporarily extend COVID-19 bankruptcy...
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) along with his colleagues Sens. Maggie Hassan
(D-N.H.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced the CFTC Fund
expand a whistleblower reward fund in danger of drying up due to the increasing
success of the program. This bipartisan bill allows the commission to set aside
Prepared FloorRemarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaBig Tech ReachesRock Bottom to Protect its Bottom LineWednesday, February24, 2021VIDEO Lastweek, I held a dozen meetings in Iowa to have dialogue with my constituents. Asmany of my colleagues know, I hold face-to-face meetings with Iowans in all 99 counties,every year. It’s been a privilege to...