Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaBig Tech Reaches
Rock Bottom to Protect its Bottom LineWednesday, February
24, 2021VIDEO Last
week, I held a dozen meetings in Iowa to have dialogue with my constituents. As
many of my colleagues know, I hold face-to-face meetings with Iowans in all 99 counties,
every year. It’s been a...
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Deb
Fischer (R-Neb.) in introducing a Senate resolution
denouncing the Biden administration’s plan to
ease immigration enforcement for those charged with drunk driving and some
violent crimes, a move that could allow more violent criminals like Iowan Sarah
Root’s killer to...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined his colleagues in the
Iowa Congressional delegation urged
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to expand eligibility
of the department’s COVID-19 relief programs to include custom cattle feeders,
a sector of Iowa’s agricultural economy operated primarily by family...
WASHINGTON – A
bipartisan group of lawmakers in both chambers of Congress today reintroduced
the EAGLES Act, legislation named for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Eagles, which would expand the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment
Center (NTAC) with a greater focus on school violence prevention. The
NTAC provides research and...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
today received the Rural
Community Assistance Partnership’s (RCAP) 2021 Congressional Champion Award.
This award is given to a member of Congress to recognize their outstanding
service, dedication and tireless advocacy on behalf of rural communities and
small towns across the nation. “I’ve
lived my entire life...
Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Tom Vilsack’s Record of Supporting Black FarmersMonday, February 22, 2021VIDEO I’m speaking today in support of Tom Vilsack to be
the next Secretary of Agriculture. Mr. Vilsack has received support from farm and
commodity groups across the country, but more important to me, he’s...
WASHINGTON – The
Environmental Protection Agency today announced
its support for a recent appeals court decision supporting biofuels producers.
The move is a departure from the EPA’s previous position, and follows Sen.
Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) long-running campaign to restore integrity in the
implementation of the law setting minimum benchmarks for the use...
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined U.S.
Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), chair of the Senate Judiciary
Committee, and U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) in
submitting an Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Tarahrick Terry v.
United States, a case related to the...
Q&A: Iowa-Grown Energy is Good for AmericaWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: Why did you invite the Biden administration’s climate advisor to Iowa? A: When President Biden took office, I reassured Iowans I’ve been able to work with every president throughout my years representing Iowa. When an administration’s agenda is good for Iowa, I’m all in to help put...
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is seeking explanations from Ambassador Samantha Power, who is nominated to head the U.S. Agency for International Development, for her previous office’s effort to remove the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA) from the Treasury Department’s sanctions list. ISRA was placed on that list, maintained by the Office of Foreign...
COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today praised the U.S. Department
of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) announcement that it is
awarding a $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Des Moines University
Osteopathic Medicine. The university will use this grant to purchase equipment
for its planned state-of-the-art...
WASHINGTON – In
light of new
reports alleging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff engaged in a
cover-up of New York’s nursing home COVID-19 death toll, Judiciary Committee
Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and
others on a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill.),
calling for the Committee to...
BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Following
testimony that New York state officials intentionally withheld data on
COVID-19-related deaths in the state’s nursing homes, Sen. Chuck Grassley
(R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is again urging the
Biden administration to take care not to disrupt sensitive ongoing
investigations by terminating...
BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa),
a family farmer and strong advocate for renewable energy, today sent a letter
to White House Climate Czar, Gina McCarthy, inviting her to visit Iowa and
learn about the state’s continued leadership in renewable fuel production and
overall sustainable energy strategy. Grassley’s request comes after...
U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary
Committee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate
Judiciary Committee today announced the establishment of the Subcommittees of
the Senate Judiciary Committee for the 117th Congress, and the assignment of
Chairs and Ranking Members to these...
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today detailed the constitutional, precedential,
factual and legal analyses supporting his vote to find former President Donald
Trump not guilty of the House of Representatives’ article of impeachment. In his
statement for the Senate record, Grassley reiterated that the January 6 attack
on the U.S. Capitol was an...
Q&A: What’s Ahead in 2021With U.S. Senator Chuck GrassleyQ: What’s on the agenda in the new Congress? A: The leadership landscape shifted in January with the inauguration of a new president and a new majority in the U.S. Senate. That means for the next two years, one party will control the political branches of government, from the...
WASHINGTON – Sen.
Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is calling on
the Biden Administration to explain its plans to cancel new transparency
measures related to Confucius Institutes, which the U.S. intelligence community
asserts is a part of the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda arm. In a letter
today to Homeland Security...
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is
echoing concerns raised by Democratic colleagues that President Biden’s action
to fire 56 U.S. attorneys could impede ongoing investigations. In a letter to President
Biden, Grassley urged the administration to consider the impacts of removing
each U.S. attorney on their...
WASHINGTON – Amid
the COVID-19 public health pandemic, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin
(D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Chuck
Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, authors of
the bipartisan First Step Act, landmark criminal justice reform legislation,
introduced bipartisan legislation...