Remarks

  • 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...
  • 07.29.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Lack of Accountability, Investigation into COVID-19 in Nursing HomesThursday, July 29, 2021VIDEO I learned on Friday that the Department of Justice has opted not to pursue a civil rights investigation into government-run nursing homes in several states about their COVID-19 response....
  • 07.28.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing titled Beefing up Competition: Examining America’s Food Supply Chain Wednesday, July 28, 2021 VIDEO   I’d like to thank Chairman Durbin and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Klobuchar for accommodating my request to have this hearing. This...
  • 07.27.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeAddresses Our Domestic Terrorism StrategyTuesday, July 27, 2021VIDEO Today, I would like to speak to a major issue facing our nation. That issue is domestic terrorism, and the threats that it brings to our cities and communities across the country....
  • 07.27.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Biden Administrations Failure to Review U.S. Grants to ChinaTuesday, July 27, 2021VIDEO On June 8th of this year, I came to the floor to speak about my oversight activity with respect to the origins of the coronavirus. As part of that oversight, on March 8th and May 26th of this...
  • 07.27.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaHonoring Former Senator Mike EnziTuesday, July 27, 2021VIDEO Today, I join my colleagues to mourn the passing of my friend, former Senator Mike Enzi.  Just a few months ago, Mike stood here in this chamber, on December the Second, to say farewell.  After 24 years serving the people of his beloved...
  • 07.27.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing titled: America Under Cyber Siege: Preventing and Responding to Ransomware AttacksTuesday, July 27, 2021VIDEO I’d like to thank the Chairman for agreeing to hold this important bipartisan hearing on the problem of ransomware. I’ve appreciated...
  • 07.22.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaSetting the Record Straight on Renewable FuelsThursday, July 22, 2021VIDEO Many bills that get introduced in the Senate won’t go anywhere. They are simply messaging documents.  I usually do not care to comment on these bills. It simply isn’t worth my time.  But when I see the...
  • 07.21.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaBiden’s Reckless Spending Will Hurt our FarmersWednesday, July 21, 2021 To finance their big spending agenda, President Biden and his allies in Congress, have called for over $3 trillion in new taxes. They claim these tax hikes are targeted solely at the wealthy. However, imbedded in their tax...
  • 07.21.2021

    Prepared Opening Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on Immigrant Farm Labor ReformWednesday, July 21, 2021VIDEO I’d be remiss if I didn’t start today’s hearing by noting that, last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered 188,829 people at the southern border. That is up 471...
  • 07.20.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Co-Chairman, Senate Caucus on International Narcotics ControlHearing on Federal Government Response to the Overdose EpidemicTuesday, July 20, 2021VIDEO 93,000. That’s how many people died from drug overdoses last year. This is the sharpest annual increase in 30 years. The New York Times...
  • 07.20.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn an Unresponsive Justice DepartmentTuesday, July 20, 2021VIDEO Today, I want to speak to an issue that I’ve raised during the course of multiple Republican and Democratic administrations. That issue is responding to legitimate and valid congressional oversight requests. In my time...
  • 07.19.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaWe Need to Support our Women and Men in Uniform, Pass the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention ActMonday, July 19, 2021VIDEO I join Senator Gillibrand in asking for the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act to move forward.  We’re told that the bill...
  • 07.15.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeA Message to Law Enforcement: We’ve Got Your BackThursday, July 15, 2021VIDEO Today I want to talk about the increase in violent crime that is spreading in cities across the country.  In New York City, the murder rate is up 37 percent from two...
  • 07.14.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaUnlike Washington Elites, Iowans Know Inflation is RealWednesday, July 14, 2021VIDEO Over the previous two weeks, I enjoyed travelling around Iowa holding county meetings and visiting with employers and employees. It’s always refreshing to hear directly from Iowans. As I often say, Washington...
  • 07.14.2021

    “Some may view drug crimes as victimless. Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost a brother, sister, parent or child to fentanyl. “Tell that to Rod and Deb Courtney, the parents of Chad Courtney from North Liberty, Iowa. Chad died five years ago because of fentanyl.” NOTE: Opioid overdose deaths, fueled by synthetic...
  • 07.13.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn America’s Founding PrinciplesTuesday, July 13, 2021VIDEO I have spoken many times about the importance of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  It should go without saying that these documents are foundational to our nation.  They were revolutionary texts for the...
  • 07.13.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa On the Importance of Inland Waterway Infrastructure Tuesday, July 13, 2021 VIDEO   Every state of the nation has many infrastructure needs. In Iowa, we rely on our roads, bridges, air and freight to move our goods and people throughout Iowa, the country and the world. I am encouraged...
  • 06.22.2021

    Prepared Opening Remarks of Senator Chuck GrassleyRanking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on Examining Federal Sentencing for Crack and Powder CocaineTuesday, June 21, 2021 Drug sentencing laws are complex. They must be fair and just, but prioritize public safety. As such, they can’t be based on only violent crime risks, prevention efforts, or...
  • 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,...