Remarks

  • 12.02.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeExecutive Business MeetingThursday, December 2, 2021Before we vote, I also wanted to take a minute to talk about comments that have been made about the Supreme Court and the Dobbs case it heard yesterday. A number of Democrats and activists on the left have...
  • 12.01.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaDon’t Be Fooled, China is Still Very Much a Communist CountryWednesday, December 1, 2021VIDEO  It’s typical for commentators to talk about how China is no longer really communist. Of course, only the most ardent China apologist would question that it’s still a one-party authoritarian...
  • 11.30.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaThe Justice Department and FBI Need to Be Held Accountable for Spreading MisinformationTuesday, November 30, 2021VIDEO On November 3, 2021, Special Counsel Durham indicted Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source, Igor Danchenko on five counts of lying to the FBI. He lied about his contacts and the...
  • 11.30.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaA Tribute to Tom RiterTuesday, November 30, 2021VIDEO Every Tuesday morning, I hold a conference call with agriculture reporters and farm broadcasters to discuss news and issues impacting the two percent of America who feeds and fuels the world. For the past several decades, the first...
  • 11.29.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Grassley of IowaHelp All Students Find their PotentialMonday, November 29, 2021VIDEO I’ve always been a critic of one-size-fits-all government.  There are few places where this is more inappropriate than education.  Each child is different.  And, if we offer only a cookie cutter, assembly line...
  • 11.29.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaHow Much More Evidence Does the Government Need to Fully Investigate Hunter Biden?Monday, November 29, 2021VIDEO Today, I’m going to highlight a new Hunter Biden record that I’ve recently made public.  Before I get to that, I’m going to take a trip down memory lane. On September 23,...
  • 11.18.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaThe Department of Defense Needs an Accounting UpgradeThursday, November 18, 2021VIDEO On November 15, the Pentagon announced that it completed its fourth consecutive annual audit, and received a fourth consecutive failing opinion. The Pentagon paints merely conducting the audit as a...
  • 11.18.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaLet’s Hold the Office of Net Assessment AccountableThursday, November 18, 2021VIDEO On November 4 of this year, I introduced an amendment to this year’s National Defense Bill. This amendment focuses on the Office of Net Assessment within the Pentagon.  The Office of Net Assessment’s...
  • 11.17.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Inflation has Reached an Out-of-Control Level Wednesday, November 17, 2021 VIDEO  Inflation soared to a 31-year high in October. Now, it seems President Biden and his allies are sensing inflation may endanger their reckless tax and spending agenda. As a result,...
  • 11.17.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Co-Chairman, Caucus on International Narcotics ControlHearing on The Nexus Between the Illicit Drug Trade and CorruptionWednesday, November 17, 2021 Corruption threatens economic, social, and political development. The illicit drug trade is a massive barrier to ending corruption. We’re here today...
  • 11.17.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on Nominations Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Yesterday we all learned about a very disturbing development at the FBI. A whistleblower there disclosed a directive from the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division and its Counterterrorism Division...
  • 11.16.2021

    Excerpts of Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Stand Firm for Independent Cattle Producers Tuesday, November 16, 2021VIDEO  “Livestock producers knew that these arrangements were not allowing them to get a fair market price for livestock going to slaughter, so they called for livestock mandatory reporting...
  • 11.16.2021

    Prepared Opening Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on Oversight of the Dept. of Homeland SecurityTuesday, November 16, 2021 I’m glad we’re finally holding a hearing where we can discuss the unprecedented national security and humanitarian crisis the Biden Administration has created at our...
  • 11.15.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaFirst Responders Deserve Protection on the JobMonday, November 15, 2021VIDEO The Senate has unanimously passed the Protecting America’s First Responders Act. I authored this legislation to expand benefits to first responders who are injured in the line of duty. The Public Safety...
  • 11.15.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Biden White House Needs to Provide Answers on Record Keeping Practices Monday, November 15, 2021 VIDEO  On July 30 of this year, Senator Johnson and I sent a letter to the White House Counsel.  That letter was based on media reports that...
  • 11.04.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeExecutive Business MeetingThursday, November 4, 2021 Today we have six judicial nominees, five U.S. Attorney nominees, and two bills on the agenda. We’d like the judicial nominees and S. 2629 held over since they’re on the agenda for the first time. Let me...
  • 11.03.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaBig Tech is a Bipartisan IssueWednesday, November 3, 2021VIDEO  Earlier this month, I joined with Senator Klobuchar and ten Senate colleagues to introduce the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. This bill has garnered support from all sides of the political spectrum and is a commonsense...
  • 11.03.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaA Tribute to Neal SmithWednesday, November 3, 2021VIDEO I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to former Iowa Congressman Neal Smith, who passed away yesterday at age 101. He was a true public servant.   He entered public life for the right reasons and had no interest in...
  • 11.02.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaSpeak Up for Free Speech at Universities Across AmericaTuesday, November 2, 2021VIDEO I have spoken many times about the importance of our First Amendment freedom of speech.  Our commitment to the open discussion of ideas is one reason why America has been successful.  Unfortunately,...
  • 11.02.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Whistleblowers Should Not Be Punished for Speaking Up Tuesday, November 2, 2021 VIDEO   During my time in the Senate, I have always upheld the work of whistleblowers.   Those who speak up about government wrongdoing should be rewarded, not sidelined and punished.   But that...