News Releases

  • 11.16.2021

    WASHINGTON – In the wake of multiple watchdog reviews and whistleblower allegations, Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) are pushing the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for answers about the agency’s failure to conduct sufficient oversight of its foreign operations and work with foreign law...
  • 11.15.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, are calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to correct conflicting public statements by the Justice Department about whether it had used extraordinary surveillance...
  • 11.15.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report, 11-15-21Topics include: Infrastructure, cattle market bill, supply chain issues, 2022 election, Russian aircraft and immigration payments.
  • 11.12.2021

    DES MOINES, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today held his second Federal Judiciary Youth Summit at the Des Moines Federal Courthouse. Nineteen high schools from eight counties in central Iowa participated in the program. U.S. District Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger and Senior District Judge James...
  • 11.12.2021

    Q&A: Medicare Open EnrollmentWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What do Iowans need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment? A: Don’t dilly dally. The deadline for Medicare recipients to update their health insurance coverage for next year is Dec. 7, 2021. More than 644,000 individuals are enrolled in Medicare in Iowa. During open...
  • 11.12.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), ranking member of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, are calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to clear up inconsistencies in his responses to oversight inquiries regarding potential conflicts of interest in two...
  • 11.09.2021

    DES MOINES, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will host his second Federal Judiciary Youth Summit on Friday, November 12 at 10:15 a.m. CT at the Des Moines Federal Courthouse. Nineteen high schools from eight counties in central Iowa will be participating in the program.    WHO: U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, U.S....
  • 11.09.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer(R-Neb.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are announcing a compromise cattle market proposal, known as the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act. The bill is part of Grassley’s ongoing effort to return fairness to the cattle marketplace dominated by four major meat packers.“I...
  • 11.09.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report, 11-09-21Topics include: Vaccine mandates, infrastructure, Michigan pipeline shutdown, paid family leave, digital trade and the workforce.
  • 11.08.2021

    BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Every Republican member of the Senate Finance Committee sent a letter to President Biden requesting that the Administration begin digital trade negotiations with our allies and partners in Asia. “[D]uring your Administration, the United States continues to sit on the sideline,” the Senators wrote. "Our refusal to get into the game to...
  • 11.05.2021

    Q&A: Honoring VeteransWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s your message for Iowans this Veterans Day? A: From Valley Forge to Vietnam, the Battle of the Bulge to the Battle of Fallujah, America’s sons and daughters have put their lives on the line for freedom since the Revolutionary War. More than 41 million Americans in U.S. history have...
  • 11.04.2021

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today pressed Attorney General Garland on reported the multi-million-dollar taxpayer give-away to illegal immigrants in the form of settlement agreements. The Senators’ letter follows conflicting statements from President...
  • 11.04.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and 41 colleagues in a letter to the heads of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to request immediate action to transition federal workers back to in-person operations. In the...
  • 11.04.2021

    WASHINGTON – Republican Ranking Members of all Senate committees that have received reconciliation instructions are calling on Leader Schumer and Senate Committee Chairs to hold legislative hearings, and markups with votes, on Democrats’ reckless taxing and spending legislation. In the letter, the senators highlight the need for the legislative text to be...
  • 11.03.2021

    WASHINGTON – A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers is seeking a new review of the FBI’s whistleblower protection rules as well as reports of retaliation against whistleblowers from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) after the bureau’s and the Justice Department’s failure to implement new...
  • 11.03.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined Steve Daines’ (R-Mont.) amendment to the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022” to block President Biden’s reported plan to spend upwards of a billion dollars to provide $450,000 per person in taxpayer money for settlements for illegal immigrants.“It’s plain...
  • 11.03.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today joined Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and several colleagues in challenging President Biden’s vaccine mandate. The group of lawmakers formally moved to disapprove and nullify Biden’s vaccine mandate on private employees under the Congressional Review Act,...
  • 11.03.2021

    WASHINGTON – As labor shortages plague the trucking industry and supply chain issues continue to impact Americans across the country, Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are calling for more Americans to be eligible to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.  “We write to...
  • 11.02.2021

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today demanded answers from the Indian Health Service (IHS) following the release of an internal report detailing the agency’s failure to do anything about repeated and well-founded allegations that a pediatrician was sexually abusing young patients. The report also indicated that the whistleblowers who...
  • 11.01.2021

    Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report, 11-01-21Topics include: Carbon pipelines, COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine mandates, supply chain issues, John Deere strike and the DOJ school board memo.