Remarks

  • 09.23.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaThose Wanting to Close the Tax Gap Need Look No Further than the Successful IRS Private Debt Collection ProgramThursday, September 23, 2021VIDEO News accounts continue to mention plans to increase IRS enforcement funding and to impose onerous reporting requirements on sensitive banking...
  • 09.23.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Special Counsel Durham and the Democratic Party’s Impact on Crossfire HurricaneThursday, September 23, 2021VIDEO Last week, Special Counsel Durham indicted Michael Sussmann, an attorney for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign, for lying to the FBI. The indictment gives example...
  • 09.23.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaChina is Blatantly Trying to Strong Arm the U.N.Thursday, September 23, 2021VIDEO With North Korea test firing ballistic missiles last week, you might ask “Where’s the United Nations?”   There are a series of international sanctions aimed at North Korea’s nuclear...
  • 09.23.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeExecutive Business MeetingThursday, September 23, 2021 Good morning everyone. Today we have five judicial branch nominees, one executive branch nominee, seven U.S. Attorneys, and two bills that are ripe for consideration. Before I say a few words...
  • 09.22.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaIncreased Estate Taxes will Destroy Iowa’s Farm CultureWednesday, September 22, 2021VIDEO I make it a priority to keep in touch with Iowans and to listen to their thoughts and concerns. Whether at one of my 99 county meetings or during the a match-up of Iowa State versus my alma mater,...
  • 09.22.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaSocialism Didn’t Work for Sweden. It Won’t Work for the U.S. Either.Wednesday, September 22, 2021VIDEO Paraphrasing a philosopher of his era, Winston Churchill once said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”   Churchill was himself a devoted student of...
  • 09.22.2021

    Prepared Opening Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Introduction of Tristan Leavitt to serve on the Merit Systems Protection Board Wednesday, September 22, 2021 VIDEO   Thank you for this opportunity to introduce to the Committee Tristan Leavitt, an individual who I believe...
  • 09.21.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Democrats Shameless Tax ProposalTuesday, September 21, 2021 In 2017, Republicans reformed the tax code in the traditional sense. We broadened the tax base by reducing tax preferences for special interests in favor of lower overall tax rates.   We also had several other...
  • 09.20.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Democrats Attempt to Hijack the Budget Process to Pass Amnesty Monday, September 20, 2021VIDEO I want to briefly speak on the guidance we received last night from the Senate parliamentarians regarding the unprecedented attempt to include wide-ranging immigration provisions in the...
  • 09.15.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn President Biden's Afghanistan FailuresWednesday, September 15, 2021VIDEO Today, I want to speak to the extraordinary courage, bravery and patriotism that the men and women in our Armed Forces showed the world – yet again – in the last several months in Afghanistan.  They were placed in...
  • 09.15.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaThe Border Crisis is Fueling Fentanyl DeathsWednesday, September 15, 2021VIDEO Border security’s one of the government’s most important responsibilities. A sovereign, successful nation’s self-determination and safety depend upon it. We’re no exception.  Our border security rests...
  • 09.15.2021

    Statement for the Senate Record by Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaTribute to Corporal Daegan PageWednesday, September 15, 2021Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to a fallen Marine, Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page. Corporal Page was a son of the heartland, originally from Red Oak, Iowa, and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He is one of 13 brave service...
  • 09.14.2021

    HISTORY: As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, Grassley convened the first congressional hearing on protecting young athletes from sexual abuse, and co-authored legislation requiring amateur athletic organizations to report instances of sexual abuse. He also conducted oversight into the U.S. Olympic Committee’s...
  • 09.14.2021

    Prepared Opening Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on NominationsTuesday, September 14, 2021VIDEO We have four nominees today: two for the circuit courts, one to be Solicitor General and one to be the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.  Before speaking about the...
  • 08.09.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Democrats' Slanted Public Comments about Their Trump InvestigationMonday, August 9, 2021VIDEO Last week, Judiciary staff interviewed Jeffrey Rosen, the former Acting Attorney General, and Rich Donoghue, Rosen’s Deputy at the Justice Department.  These interviews were done as part...
  • 08.05.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Biden’s Reckless Conservation PlansThursday, August 5, 2021VIDEO On January 27th of this year, the Biden administration put out a wide-ranging Executive Order on tackling climate change. Tucked in the executive order was a line directing the Secretaries of Agriculture, Interior, and...
  • 08.05.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeIntroduces Legislation to Give Sexual Assault Survivors Additional ProtectionsThursday, August 5, 2021VIDEO Today, I am reintroducing the Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act of 2021. This measure, which Senator Shaheen has joined me in...
  • 08.04.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Taxpayer vs. Progressive PrioritiesDelivered on Tuesday, August 3, 2021VIDEO President Biden and his allies in Congress are chomping at the bit to grease the wheels for a partisan $3.5 trillion spending spree before they leave for the August break.  At a time when our national debt...
  • 08.04.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Protecting American Taxpayer Information from Partisan MessagingDelivered on Tuesday, August 3, 2021VIDEO In the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of talk about increasing IRS enforcement to bring in more money to the government.  That’d be fine if we could trust the IRS to keep...
  • 07.30.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeCelebrates National Whistleblower Appreciation DayFriday, July 30, 2021 VIDEO Each year on July 30th, we take time to celebrate whistleblowers and the important role they play in keeping our government transparent and accountable.  But the task of...