Remarks

  • 04.20.2021

    Prepared Floor Statement by Senator Chuck GrassleyOn Legislation to Increase Information Sharing and Stop CounterfeitsApril 20, 2021VIDEO I want to talk about counterfeits and the need for the Federal government to modernize its approach to information sharing.  Counterfeits pose a danger to the health and safety of consumers. They also infringe on...
  • 04.20.2021

    Prepared Floor Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaUnited States SenateOn the Border Crisis and Democratic DenialApril 20, 2021VIDEO Today, I want to talk about the crisis at the southern border.  During the past several months, the American people have watched as a full-blown crisis has developed. It’s reached a catastrophic phase and...
  • 04.20.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on the Right to Vote Tuesday, April 20, 2021VIDEO This is supposed to be a hearing about voting rights. Unfortunately it’s just the latest attack on one of our States for enacting election-integrity laws. National Democrats and big business...
  • 04.15.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Discharging the Nomination of Vanita Gupta to be Associate Attorney GeneralWednesday, April 15, 2021VIDEO I’m opposed to this effort to discharge Vanita Gupta from the Judiciary Committee. In fact, it’s not properly in order.  In theory we’re moving this nomination because it failed in...
  • 04.14.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRestoring Faith in American ElectionsWednesday, April 14, 2021VIDEO Between Democrats who believe Russia rigged the vote to elect Trump, and Republicans who believe various theories questioning Biden’s election victory, we seem to have a bipartisan super-majority of Americans casting doubt on...
  • 04.14.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Rise in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans and Pacific IslandersWednesday, April 14, 2021VIDEO Today I express my concern over the rise in violent crime, in particular hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Every single one of us is horrified to see our fellow...
  • 04.14.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on Nominations of Kristen Clarke and Todd Kim to be Assistant Attorneys General Wednesday, April 14, 2021 We are here to evaluate two nominees for top positions at the Department of Justice: Kristen Clarke to be Assistant Attorney General of the...
  • 04.13.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaThe Clock is Ticking to Address the Fentanyl CrisisTuesday, April 13, 2021VIDEO I pose the following question to my fellow Senators: If a deadly poison was killing thousands of Americans each year, what would you do? Would you work to find the solution to prevent these deaths? Or would you...
  • 04.13.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaHonors Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim SmithTuesday, April 13, 2021VIDEO Today I want to pay tribute to Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith, who courageously gave his life in the line of duty this past Friday.  Sergeant Smith, a 27-year Iowa State Patrol veteran and tactical team leader,...
  • 04.12.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Big Tech Interfering with Free SpeechMonday, April 12, 2021VIDEO I recently spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of free speech. Today I’d like to speak on the power of Big Tech to censor free speech.  It has been 25 years since Section 230 of the Communications Decency...
  • 04.12.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOur Constituents Expect Us to Work in a Bipartisan WayMonday, April 12, 2021VIDEO Over the Easter break, I held Q&As in 24 counties to hear what’s on the minds of Iowans.  It’s my constituent’s agenda, not my agenda that we discuss. From my cattle market transparency bill to the...
  • 03.25.2021

    Prepared Opening Statement of Sen. Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeExecutive Business MeetingMarch 25, 2021 The terrible problem of gun violence is on all of our minds. After attacks in Atlanta and Boulder, we want to find solutions that will deliver results, and reduce crime. I’m glad we had a hearing earlier this week...
  • 03.24.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRep. Miller-Meeks Won Fair and SquareWednesday, March 24, 2021VIDEO Congress should not overturn a legal, state-certified election. I defended President Trump’s right to litigate claims of election irregularities in our independent court system and deferred to the judgments of independent judges. I...
  • 03.24.2021

    Prepared Floor Remark by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Growing Border CrisisWednesday, March 24, 2021VIDEO I want to speak once again about the border crisis created by the Biden administration.  I spoke on this issue last week, and the situation has not improved since then. Encounters with family units and unaccompanied alien children continue...
  • 03.24.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaCattle Producers are Counting on usWednesday, March 24, 2021VIDEO Over the years, the consolidation of the beef industry has threatened the livelihood of Iowa farm families and the rural communities where they reside.  I have been working since 2002 to increase producers' leverage against...
  • 03.23.2021

    Opening Remarks by Sen. Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on “Constitutional and Common Sense Steps to Reduce Gun Violence”Tuesday, March 23, 2021 The violence that this country has seen over the past year has been appalling. We saw an unprecedented spike of murders along with a period of prolonged civil unrest....
  • 03.18.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaFree Speech and the Free PressThursday, March 18, 2021VIDEO I’ve come to the floor over the last few weeks to talk about the First Amendment, one of America’s most cherished pillars of freedom. Unfortunately, in recent years, we’ve seen a corrosive culture undermining sacred civic...
  • 03.11.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn China’s Propaganda MachineDelivered on Wednesday, March 10, 2021VIDEO Recently, the Biden administration withdrew a proposed Trump administration rule that would’ve required universities and K-12 schools to identify their connections with Confucius Institutes. I’ve asked the Biden...
  • 03.09.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeOn the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be Attorney GeneralTuesday, March 9, 2021VIDEO Today, the senate will start consideration of Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to be Attorney General of the United States. I will be supporting his...
  • 03.09.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRaises Concerns about Free Speech on College CampusesTuesday, March 9, 2021VIDEO I have spoken on the Senate floor recently on free speech as it applies to the world of digital media. The principles of free speech are timeless and are applicable to new forms of communication. Still, it is...