Following is Senator Grassley’s schedule this week in Washington, D.C. The Senate is in session.
- Grassley will meet in Washington with Iowans from the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, Iowa Associated Builders and Contractors, the Iowa Bankers Association, the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Iowa Propane Gas Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Biodiesel Board, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and the River Valley Cooperative.
Grassley will meet with community and business leaders from Carroll and Southeast Iowa.
Grassley will also meet with Iowans from Alleman, Ames, Charles City, Des Moines, Dubuque, Everly, Granger, Iowa City, Janesville, Johnston, Mason City, Mediapolis, Urbandale, Washington, Waterloo, Waukee, and Waverly.
Grassley will meet with Harding Middle School students, Mills County 4-Hers, and young Iowans participating in the National Rural Electric Youth Tour, a program that allows students from all over the U.S. to visit Washington, D.C. and meet with Members of Congress.
- On Wednesday, June 15, at 9 a.m. (CT), Grassley will testify at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on oversight of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Grassley will testify about his oversight work on the policy of the Justice Department and the ATF to allow guns to fall into the hands of known straw purchasers known as Operation Fast and Furious. Grassley began his oversight in January when courageous whistleblowers came forward to outline the ill-advised strategy and set the record straight after guns from Operation Fast and Furious were found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Grassley has written countless letters to the Justice Department inquiring about the policy and asking for documentation. He has also teamed up with Congressman Darrell Issa, the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, to conduct additional oversight. Grassley’s testimony will outline his efforts to get to the bottom of the strategy and the stonewalling by the Department of Justice hampering those efforts.
- On Wednesday, June 15, at 1:30 p.m. (CT), Grassley will participate in a Drug Caucus hearing on illegal tunnels on the Southwest border of the United States. Grassley is co-chairs the caucus with Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. The hearing will focus on the continued construction of illegal tunnels on the U.S./Mexico border and the role the tunnels play in the transport of drugs, weapons and human beings.
- On Thursday, June 16, at 9 a.m. (CT), Grassley will attend a Judiciary Committee executive business meeting.