WASHINGTON – Today, Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, along with Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas and Orrin Hatch of Utah, introduced the Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act.

Opioid addiction often starts inadvertently. An accident on the farm, a sports-related injury or a routine dental procedure can result in prolonged pain that requires prescription pain medication. During the late 1990s, medical professionals prescribed prescription drugs at higher rates to treat pain because they were effective. What they didn’t know then was how addictive these drugs were. The aftermath has been devastating.

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate today passed a broad, anti-opioid abuse package that includes 12 bipartisan legislative efforts led and co-sponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control.

WASHINGTON – After more than 12 hours of questioning on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s second day of hearings on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, Kavanaugh’s record holds up to intense scrutiny from senators.

I begin my remarks by paying my respect to our colleague and friend, Sen. John McCain.

A great American has died.

Sen. McCain represented the people of Arizona and the United States of America with great honor and always holding his ground and sticking with his principles.

Sen. McCain was tough and tenacious both as a 32-year member of the United States Senate and in the United States Navy.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa has been a long proponent of transparency in the federal government, specifically in the area of prescription drug pricing.

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Dianne Feinstein of California, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Rob Portman of Ohio and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota introduced the bipartisan Missing Children’s Assistance Act of 2018. The bill would reauthorize the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and continue the fight against child abduction and exploitation.

NEW HARTFORD – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a family farmer, today released the following statement regarding reports of China halting all purchases of U.S. soybeans.

A: Recently Barbara and I attended our granddaughter’s graduation from the University of Northern Iowa, our alma mater. Iowa is home to many outstanding colleges that provide higher education and technical training to the next generation. Preparing students to join the workforce, from the trades, to STEM and other academic pursuits, starts early in the classroom.

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