Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Our Constituents Expect Us to Work in a Bipartisan Way
Monday, April 12, 2021

 
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 second amendment, COVID-19 vaccines and the crisis at our southern border, Iowans are always up-to-date on the issues most important to them.
 
One prominent question: “why can’t you guys get along?”
 
In other words, why is there not more bipartisanship?
 
Iowans want Congress to work in a bipartisan way to enhance our nation’s infrastructure through increased funding for roads, bridges, highways, waterways and rural broadband.
 
Unfortunately, what I’ve heard so far about President Biden’s plan is that it’s everything but the kitchen sink and not enough focus on infrastructure.
 

Iowans expect us to work in a bipartisan way and I hope Democrats will agree to work together this time, unlike the passage of the last 1.9 trillion dollar bill.