– Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary
Committee, is pushing for corrective action in the wake of a recently-released
Justice Department Inspector General (OIG) report regarding the
of the investigation into Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of young athletes In
a pair of letters to committee Chairman...
Advertising Needs More Daylight With U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What’s direct-to-consumer
advertising in the pharmaceutical industry? A: Direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertisements market medications
and biological therapeutics to U.S. consumers through television, internet and
print media. Anyone who watches television likely...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chairman of the
Senate Judiciary Committee; Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of
the Senate Judiciary Committee; and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and
Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today announced that the Senate Judiciary
Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the Federal...
WASHINGTON – As overdose deaths surge, fueled by
synthetic opioids, lawmakers from both houses of Congress today reintroduced a
framework to fight the rapid spread of deadly synthetic drugs, which can
quickly be re-engineered to circumvent federal laws designed to outlaw them.
The Stop Importation and Manufacturing of Synthetic Analogues (SIMSA)
WASHINGTON – Multiple FBI field offices failed to
promptly and properly respond to repeated allegations of sexual abuse of
Olympic gymnasts and other young athletes by Olympic Physician Larry Nassar,
according to a Justice Department Inspector General report
released today. That investigation was
initiated after Sen. Chuck
Grassley (R-Iowa) led
an effort in...
For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, July 14, 2021 Grassley and
Johnson Request More Information from Justice Department about Special Counsel Mueller
Team’s Missing Phones WASHINGTON
– Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) are asking the Justice
Department for more information and records after learning that the department
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley today
joined Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and a group of
colleagues in reintroducing the Consumer
and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. “The previous administration made the
right call to allow E-15 to be sold year-round and allow consumers to make
their own decision about what kind of fuel they want to...
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee,
issued the following statement regarding the recently announced draft
legislation titled Cannabis
Administration and Opportunity Act. “This
new bill puts the cart before the horse. It’s important that we have robust research
and fully understand the good and the...
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority 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, today announced that on July 27, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the growing wave of ransomware attacks affecting businesses, non-profits,...
WASHINGTON – Next Tuesday, Chairman Sheldon
Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Co-Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and members of the Senate
Caucus on International Narcotics Control will hold a hearing entitled, “The
Federal Response to the Drug Overdose Epidemic.” The hearing will address
the federal response to the drug overdose epidemic and drug...
WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) today introduced the Assisting
Broadband Connectivity Act. This bipartisan bill will streamline the
funding process and remove barriers for broadband connectivity in hard-to-serve
rural areas. “This bipartisan bill makes commonsense
updates to help areas connect all the pieces from...
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary
Committee, is pushing for information about whether non-partisan, career
officials were consulted in the creation of recent Biden administration policy
pushes that appear to ignore important context about domestic terrorism and gun
crime in the United States. In
Senator Grassley's weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 07-12-21Topics include: Cuba relations, cattle market transparency, stepped-up basis, cameras in the courtroom, FHFA IG, CFTC whistleblower fund, Social Security Administrator Saul and Sen. Grassley's veterans fellowship.
WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) today sent a letter
to President Biden urging the administration to promptly appoint a qualified
individual as the Acting Inspector General to the Federal Housing Finance
Agency (FHFA) and quickly nominate a permanent successor for the Senate’s
consideration. This comes after embattled...
– Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) issued the following statement after the administration
announced that President Biden removed Commissioner of Social Security Andrew
Saul and Deputy Commissioner David Black from their positions years before
their terms expires. “Commissioner
Saul and Deputy Commissioner Black were both confirmed by a wide,...
BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA – Sen. Chuck Grassley
(R-Iowa) today made the following statement after the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) announced
a $650 million investment to expand meat processing capacity and help small
processing plants weather pandemic-related disruptions. USDA Secretary Tom
Vilsack also announced initiatives to strengthen the Packers and...
– The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG)
today released a report requested by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Marco
Rubio (R-Fla.) showing that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
(CMS) does no national security risk assessment when engaging the services of
genetic testing and analysis firms that...
COUNCIL BLUFFS – Sen. Chuck Grassley’s
(R-Iowa) regional director based in Council Bluffs will hold traveling office
hours in seven counties around Western Iowa throughout July. Iowans seeking
assistance regarding a personal issue with a federal agency or wishing to share
views on matters of federal policy may stop by during the scheduled hours. These...
Veterans FellowWith U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Q: What is your Veterans
Fellow program? A: This program invites a military veteran to work in my
Senate office to serve as a community outreach officer for Iowa veterans. The
Veterans Fellow serves as a liaison to help Iowa veterans reconnect in their
communities, such as obtaining...