Senator Grassley will meet with Iowans from Iowa Workforce Development.
Senator Grassley will meet with Iowa families visiting Washington from West Des Moines, Toddville, Urbandale, Coralville, Van Horne, Waverly, Dysart, Anamosa, Cedar Falls, and Ames.
Senator Grassley will be a guest this week on public affairs programs hosted by Mark and Steve on WOC Radio in Davenport and Ryan Schlader on WMT Radio in Cedar Rapids..
On Wednesday, August 1, at 9 a.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will participate in an Agriculture Committee hearing for a “Continued Review of MF Global and Peregrine Financial: Accountability in the Futures Market.” In July, Senator Grassley wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Agriculture Committee asking them to address Peregrine Financial during this hearing that had already been scheduled regarding the loss of funds by farmers, grain co-ops and commodity brokers when MF Global’s broker-dealer unit collapsed late last year. Senator Grassley also has asked the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to provide detailed written information on what the CFTC did in response to red flags that were raised with the commission regarding Peregrine Financial, saying people need to have confidence in our commodity trading system in order for it to work for farmers and investors the way it’s intended.
On Wednesday, August 1, at 10 a.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will participate in a Judiciary Committee hearing on “Rising Prison Costs: Restricting Budgets and Crime Prevention Options.”
On Wednesday, August 1, at 10:30 a.m. (ET), there is a Finance Committee hearing on “Tax Reform: Examining the Taxation of Business Entities.”
On Thursday, August 2, at 10 a.m. (ET), Senator Grassley will participate in the Judiciary Committee’s weekly executive business meeting. The nominations of Thomas M. Durkin to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, Jon S. Tigar to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, and William H. Orrick III to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California may be considered. In addition, S.225, the Access to Information About Missing Children Act of 2011 (sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Cornyn, and Patrick Leahy) and S.J. Res. 44, Granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding (sponsored by Senators Herb Kohl and John Hoeven) may be considered by committee members.
Next week, Senator Grassley will hold meetings in Columbus Junction, Donnellson, Burlington, Agency, Bloomfield, Keosauqua, Mount Pleasant, Lockridge, and Cedar Rapids. Here is the schedule.
Tuesday, August 7
Louisa County Town Meeting
Columbus Junction City Hall, ICN Room
232 2nd Street in Columbus Junction
12 noon-1 p.m.
Lee County Town Meeting
Pilot Grove Savings Bank, Community Center
506 North Main Street in Donnellson
Speak at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Connect with Leadership Series
River Park Place
610 North 4th Street, Suite 200 in Burlington
Wapello County Town Meeting
Agency Area Community Center
100 West Main Street in Agency
Wednesday, August 8
Speak to the Bloomfield Rotary Club
Davis County Hospital, Conference Room D
509 North Madison Street in Bloomfield
Van Buren County Town Meeting
Village Cup and Cakes
202 Main Street in Keosauqua
12 noon-1 p.m.
Speak to the Mount Pleasant Noon Rotary Club
Iowa Wesleyan College Student Center
Second Floor, Food Services Area
Jefferson County Town Meeting
Lockridge Senior Center
104 West Main Street in Lockridge
Thursday, August 9
Speak at the Central States Shrine Association Legions of Honor Banquet
Cedar Rapids Marriott
1200 Collins Road Northeast in Cedar Rapids