Remarks

  • 06.16.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaWe Need to Pass the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention ActWednesday, June 16, 2021VIDEO I’m here to join Senator Gillibrand in asking for a vote on this crucial legislation. The Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act has more than 60 bipartisan cosponsors,...
  • 06.16.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaLet’s Work Together to Boost the Confidence of all Americans in our ElectionsWednesday, June 16, 2021VIDEO The so-called “For the People Act” was compiled after the 2018 elections to call into question the legitimacy of democratic elections for partisan political purposes. If it had been...
  • 06.15.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Supporting Biofuels and American Energy IndependenceTuesday, June 15, 2021VIDEO It’s no secret that I have been a leader in promoting renewable energy sources. Iowa has done even more to lead the nation in biofuels production. This leads to a cleaner environment and increases America’s...
  • 06.14.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Dangers of Restoring the Outdated WOTUS RuleMonday, June 14, 2021VIDEO For the past 41 years, I’ve toured our state to hear from Iowa workers, community leaders and farmers at my annual 99 county meetings.  As a farmer myself, I enjoy speaking with those involved in agriculture...
  • 06.10.2021

    Prepared Opening Remarks of Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Executive Business Meeting Thursday, June 10, 2021 Today we are voting on three nominees. I will support two of them: Judge Griggsby for the District of Maryland and Ronald Davis to be head of the Marshal Service. I think both of them are well qualified...
  • 06.09.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Biden’s Bloated Budget and the Growing National DebtWednesday, June 9, 2021VIDEO Just before Memorial Day, the Administration released its long awaited fiscal year 2022 budget proposal. Having reviewed the proposal, it’s obvious why they chose that timing. They hoped most Americans would be...
  • 06.08.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa On COVID’s Origins and Oversight of Grants Sent to China Tuesday, June 8, 2021 VIDEOIn January of 2020, when reports began to circulate about the coronavirus, I instructed my oversight and investigations staff to get a classified briefing from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office...
  • 06.07.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaInflation Caused by Over-Spending is Hurting Everyday AmericansMonday, June 7, 2021VIDEO When I was first elected to Congress in the 1970’s, I ran as Grassley, the inflation fighter.  Those who remember that time period know that inflation is a real problem.  It knee-caps middle...
  • 05.27.2021

    Prepared Opening Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeExecutive Business MeetingThursday, May 27, 2021 We’re marking up three criminal justice bills today, which I’m proud to cosponsor. These bills are bipartisan and seek to solve specific and narrow issues in our criminal justice system. They strike a...
  • 05.27.2021

    NOTE: Sen. Grassley filed several amendments to the Clean Energy for America Act considered by the Senate Finance Committee yesterday. A Grassley authored provision that focused on reducing fraudulent claims of the electric vehicle (EV) tax credit was accepted by the Chairman and included in the final bill. In 2019, the Treasury Inspector General for...
  • 05.26.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaCondemns Hate Crimes Against Jewish AmericansWednesday, May 26, 2021VIDEO Today I’d like to condemn the troubling increase in hate crimes against Jewish Americans.  Anti-Semitism has been called “the oldest hatred.” Throughout the history of the Jewish people, they have been subjected to...
  • 05.26.2021

    Opening Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on NominationsMay 26, 2021 Today, we’re hearing from 6 nominees, one for the circuit, one for the district, and four executive nominees. The nominee for the Federal Circuit, Tiffany Cunningham, seems well qualified. The Federal Circuit is a specialty...
  • 05.24.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaCongress Must Continue to Support Youth in Foster CareMonday, May 24, 2021VIDEO Each year, the month of May is recognized as National Foster Care Month. I thank my colleagues for once again unanimously passing a resolution to recognize and bring awareness to the experiences of youth and...
  • 05.24.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Urges Colleagues to Pass the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act Monday, May 24, 2021 VIDEO   I call on my colleagues to pass this bill, the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, by unanimous consent.   I first joined Senator Gillibrand...
  • 05.20.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Reintroduces the Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act Thursday, May 20, 2021 VIDEOThe Foreign Agents Registration Act is a law I’ve spoken about on this floor many times before.  At its core, the Foreign Agents Registration Act brings transparency and accountability...
  • 05.20.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaReintroduces the Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement ActThursday, May 20, 2021VIDEO The Foreign Agents Registration Act is a law I’ve spoken about on this floor many times before. At its core, the Foreign Agents Registration Act brings transparency...
  • 05.19.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Securing Inspector General Independence ActWednesday, May 19, 2021VIDEO When Congress passed the original Inspector General Act in 1978, we required a President who wants to remove an IG to provide Congress specific reasons why.  When Congress revised the IG Act...
  • 05.19.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn North America’s Energy Independence and Pipeline InfrastructureWednesday, May 19, 2021VIDEO This Tuesday, I was on a call with Canadian counterparts that serve in Canada’s Parliament.  We discussed issues of concern that impact both legislative bodies in our respective countries. Canada and the...
  • 05.19.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaAddressing Our Worker ShortageWednesday, May 19, 2021VIDEO Thanks to “Operation Warp Speed”, effective vaccines are available on demand to anyone who wants one. That means individuals and businesses are beginning to return to a degree of normalcy.  However, as I’ve made my annual tour...
  • 05.18.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Nomination of Kristen ClarkeTuesday, May 18, 2021VIDEO I will not be voting to discharge the nominee Kristen Clarke to run the Civil Rights Division. I want to explain why.  While Ms. Clarke may be a good attorney, she continues the trend of politicized nominees to the Justice...