Remarks

  • 03.02.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeOversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation:The January 6 Insurrection, Domestic Terrorism, and Other Threats”March 2, 2021VIDEO Director Wray, thank you for being here today.   We all agree that what happened at the Capitol was a...
  • 03.01.2021

    “America cannot afford to go back to including earmarks in some ill-conceived effort to grease the wheels to pass legislation only because it includes pet projects for congressmen.” --- “Especially in this time of pandemic, Congress should be focused on targeted spending to continue to help the American people who are suffering to recover, not finding ways...
  • 03.01.2021

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeExecutive Business Meeting on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be Attorney GeneralMonday, March 1, 2021VIDEO We’re here today to vote on the nomination of Judge Garland to be Attorney General of the United States. I intend to support his...
  • 02.25.2021

    Senator Grassley’s weekly Capitol Hill Report can be found here: Capitol Hill Report 02-22-21   Topics include: President Biden’s executive orders, the Paycheck Protection Program, biofuels, Judge Garland hearing and coronavirus economic relief.
  • 02.23.2021

    NOTE: Read more about the EAGLES Act of 2021 HERE.   Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member On the Reintroduction of the EAGLES Act Tuesday, February 23, 2021 VIDEO   Three years ago, on February 14, 2018, an unspeakable tragedy occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...
  • 02.22.2021

    Prepared Statement for the Record by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley(R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeHearing on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be AttorneyGeneralMonday, February 22, 2021Video of DeliveredRemarks Good morning. I want to welcome everyone to this very important hearing to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick...
  • 02.02.2021

    NOTE: Grassley’s questions for Vilsack can be found HERE, and his Instagram post from the hearing can be found HERE.   Opening Remarks by U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa Nomination Hearing for Thomas J. Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Tuesday, February 2, 2021VIDEO Good morning to...
  • 01.28.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland SecurityThursday, January 28, 2021 The Senate is currently considering the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security. I’m familiar with Mr. Mayorkas from my past...
  • 01.20.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn Inauguration DayWednesday, January 20, 2021VIDEO Four years ago, our nation’s capital was full of people who had come to celebrate a new president’s inauguration or to protest it. This inauguration was different in that respect. But, just like four years ago, there are Americans who question the...
  • 01.19.2021

    Prepared Opening Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaChairman, Senate Finance CommitteeTuesday, January 19, 2021VIDEO Today, we welcome the Honorable Janet Yellen to consider an anticipated nomination for her to become Secretary of the Treasury.  The role of Treasury Secretary covers responsibilities over a large number of issues,...
  • 01.19.2021

    Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaGives an Update on his Annual 99 County MeetingsTuesday, January 19, 2021VIDEO Last week, I started my annual tradition of holding Q&As with Iowans in all 99 counties. This is my 41st consecutive year – and remember only one meeting counts for the tally – but I hold many Q&As in...
  • 09.16.2020

    Statement for the Senate Record by Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaUnited States SenateCombatting Russian DisinformationSeptember 16, 2020 M. President, Earlier today, my colleagues, Senator Schumer and Senator Wyden violated the senate rules by attempting to offer a resolution disparaging oversight work being done by me and Senator Johnson. They...
  • 07.22.2020

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaIntroduction of Christopher Miller of Iowa CityNominated to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National IntelligenceU.S. Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceWednesday, July 22, 2020VIDEO Thank you Mr. Chairman for providing me the opportunity to...
  • 07.06.2020

    Washington – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sens. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) introduced the Emergency Support for Nursing Homes and Elder Justice Reform Act of 2020, which will improve existing programs to protect older Americans while also providing help to nursing homes in light of the COVID-19...
  • 06.18.2020

    Blockade on nominees lifted following compliance with watchdog statute   WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today introduced bipartisan legislation beefing up a 2008 inspector general (IG) protection law that has been routinely flouted by two successive administrations from both political parties. The Securing...
  • 03.25.2020

    Statement for the Senate Record by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) U.S. Senate President pro tempore On introduction of the COVID-19 Funding Accountability Act Tuesday, March 24, 2020   Legislative Text | Section-by-Section Summary   Mr. President, today I am introducing legislation in response to the coronavirus outbreak. I submitted...
  • 02.05.2020

    In deep dive, Grassley illuminates flaws in House articles; cautions against institutional damage WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the Senate president pro tempore, offered a thorough analysis of the House of Representatives’ articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, rejecting them on constitutional, legal and...
  • 11.14.2019

    Statement for the Senate Record by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)“SAFESPORT (Stopping Abuse From Entering Sports, Promoting Oversight, Responsibility And Transparency) Act Of 2019”November 13, 2019 Mr. President, this week I introduced S. 2838 with Senators Ernst, Blackburn, Sullivan, Murkowski, and Perdue.  This bill, which...
  • 05.02.2019

    Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaFormer Chairman and Senior Member, U.S. Senate Judiciary CommitteeAt an Executive Business MeetingOn the Debbie Smith ActMay 1, 2019 Eliminating the backlog of unanalyzed DNA evidence in rape cases has long been a top priority for me. Rape victims shouldn’t have to wait six years for...
  • 04.09.2019

    Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck GrassleyJudiciary Committee Hearing“Abortion Until Birth:The Need To Pass The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”April 9, 2019 This is not the first occasion on which this Committee has debated the importance of protecting babies after the fifth month of pregnancy.  I welcome the opportunity to...