News Releases

  • 04.13.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Tom Cotton (R-Ark) Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, today called for the committee to convene a hearing on hate crimes. “We are concerned to see that such an important issue has not already received Committee or...
  • 04.12.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 04-12-21Topics include: Second Amendment, immigration, the filibuster and infrastructure.
  • 04.09.2021

    Q&A: Falsehoods Undermine Voter ConfidenceWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s wrong with For the People Act? A: The House of Representatives passed an 800-page bill along a party-line vote under pretext of preventing election irregularities after we were told this was the most secure and fair election in history. Unfortunately, H.R. 1, For the People...
  • 04.09.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) praised the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) as they announced a $1.5 million grant to the city of Ames to provide critical water infrastructure for a new industrial park and a $1 million grant to the city of Sioux City to support growth in the aviation sector. The EDA...
  • 04.07.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 04-07-21Topics include: Senator Grassley's 99 county meetings, VA oversight, immigration and infrastructure.
  • 04.06.2021

    WASHINGTON – Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a cautionary letter to the Biden Administration following reports that they are considering allowing the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to unconditionally re-open its Washington office, which would violate the terms set forth in Lankford’s Promoting Security and...
  • 04.06.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is pushing for information and transparency after whistleblowers allege significant ethics lapses and potential leaks of market-sensitive information at the Veterans Benefits Administration, a division of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Grassley is seeking...
  • 04.06.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, are pressing the U.S. Secret Service to answer questions about its involvement with Hunter Biden.  The Secret Service recently told the senators that it did not provide...
  • 04.02.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the incident at the U.S. Capitol today the claimed the life of one U.S. Capitol Police officer and injured another: “I take very personally the death of a Capitol Police officer. The United States Capitol...
  • 04.02.2021

    Q&A: Senate FilibusterWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What is a filibuster? A: Many Americans may be surprised to learn the Senate rules do not define what constitutes a filibuster. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a filibuster as “the use of extreme dilatory tactics in an attempt to delay or prevent action especially in a legislative...
  • 04.01.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ranking Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, are urging their Democrat counterparts to schedule hearings about the ongoing crisis on the southern border.  The senators today wrote to Judiciary Committee Chairman...
  • 03.31.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley today made the following statement regarding Rita Hart’s decision to withdraw her request that the U.S. House of Representatives depart from Iowa law to reverse the certified election results in Iowa’s Second Congressional District: “Midwest common sense has again prevailed over party politics in Washington....
  • 03.31.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) Ranking Member of the HSGAC Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, are seeking all U.S. intelligence records relating to Biden family business associates linked to Chinese intelligence services.   The senators’ investigative report...
  • 03.31.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 03-31-21Topics include: the Second Amendment, the crisis at the southern border, rural broadband, coronavirus economic relief, police reform and the Rural Health Care Protection Act.
  • 03.30.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) last week visited several facilities and areas on the Texas-Mexico border affected by the ongoing crisis sparked and exacerbated by Biden administration policy. Grassley conducted the visit as part of a 18-member delegation from the Senate. The delegation of senators received information and briefings from...
  • 03.26.2021

    Q&A: USDA Pandemic Relief Re-OpensWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: When will the USDA open the next round of pandemic relief assistance for producers?  A: Just as planting season gets into full swing, Farm Service Agencies across the country will open the application process for the third round of pandemic relief assistance starting April 5, 2021 for at...
  • 03.26.2021

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority 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 applauded final passage of the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act, bipartisan legislation they introduced to temporarily extend COVID-19 bankruptcy relief...
  • 03.26.2021

    WASHINGTON -- Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are seeking information from federal law enforcement agencies regarding their reported role in an incident involving a firearm belonging to Hunter Biden long after Biden’s U.S. Secret Service protection had ended.  Biden’s gun was discarded in a trashcan behind a grocery store near a...
  • 03.26.2021

    WASHINGTON – Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to trade associations, firms, and businesses who spoke out about Republicans objecting to the electoral college. The letter asks these businesses to hold the Democrats attempting to overturn the election...
  • 03.25.2021

    WASHINGTON – As the result of Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) leadership, the bipartisan Rural Health Clinic Protection Act was added to a health care extenders package that passed the U.S. Senate today. Rural health clinics in Iowa communities – including in Denver, Grinnell, Hawarden, North English, Ottumwa, Perry and Waverly – will be protected from a...