WASHINGTON DC (January 16, 2020) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, President pro tempore of the Senate, aided in the selection process of the new Architect of the Capitol, Brett Blanton. As the Architect of the Capitol, Blanton will lead the agency and oversee the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex. Blanton was sworn in this morning by Chief Justice John Roberts.

WASHINGTON DC (January 16, 2020) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, as president pro tempore of the United States Senate, today presided over the opening of the impeachment trial of the President of the United States.

Q: What should Iowans know about human trafficking?

A: As unconscionable as it may sound, 21st-century slavery exists. Criminal networks are depriving the youngest and most-vulnerable members of society of their freedom by targeting and entrapping children for illicit sex-trafficking and forced labor. It’s happening right under our noses here in America’s Heartland.

WASHINGTON DC (January 16, 2020) —Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley honoring National Religious Freedom Day:

Today is National Religious Freedom Day when we celebrate our nation’s long-standing commitment to religious freedom.

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects that right for Americans. Unfortunately, this fundamental right is under attack internationally.

WASHINGTON DC (January 15, 2020) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee:

It’s said that good things come to those who wait. Others say that it’s better late than never. Either way, we can agree that this day has been a long time coming.

WASHINGTON DC (January 15, 2020) — A bipartisan group of Senators today renewed calls for significant regulatory or legislative reforms to the H-2B visa program before increasing the annual visa cap.

WASHINGTON DC (January 15, 2020) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley today attended a White House signing ceremony for Phase One of a trade deal between the United States and China.

WASHINGTON DC (January 15, 2020) — Prepared Floor Remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on US-Iran policy-correction:

When President Obama signed the Iran deal, we were led to believe that this rapprochement with the Iranian regime would induce it to moderate its aggressive foreign policy and that it would likely spend the money made available through the deal on economic development for its people.

WASHINGTON DC (January 14, 2020) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on the results of the Taiwan election:

On Saturday, the 23 million proud people of Taiwan exercised their democratic right to select their own leaders.

I congratulate President Tsai [Ing-wen] on her reelection.

I would also like to take this moment to congratulate Taiwan for being a shining light amidst dark times in other parts of East Asia.

WASHINGTON DC (January 10, 2020) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley released the following statement regarding the passing of Chris Allen, Senior Advisor for Benefits and Exempt Organizations on the Senate Finance Committee majority staff.

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