WASHINGTON DC (April 2, 2020) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA), a leading advocate for agriculture and farmers in the US Senate, is calling on the Departments of Justice and Agriculture to investigate potential market-manipulation and other illegal activity by large meat-packing companies in the cattle industry.

Does the CARES Act help hospitals deal with reduced Medicare payments from the delay in elective procedures and other care related to COVID-19? Section 3719 of the CARES Act enables hospitals to receive accelerated payments from the Medicare program.

BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA (March 31, 2020) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee and longtime critic of the FBI’s surveillance application of former Trump Campaign aide Carter Page, expressed alarm over an interim watchdog report revealing systemic failures to verify facts in secret FBI applications to spy on American citizens.

What businesses qualify for the employee-retention credit? Any employer, regardless of size, is eligible for the credit during calendar year 2020 if the business: (1) is fully or partially suspended due to a governmental order related to COVID-19, or (2) experiences a significant decline in gross receipts (ie, a reduction of 50 percent of gross receipts from the same quarter in 2019).

Where can I apply for the Paycheck Protection Program?

WASHINGTON DC (March 30, 2020) — Members of the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade, are pushing for a delay to the proposed June 1 entry into force of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

DES MOINES, IOWA (March 27, 2020) — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 235 positive cases. There have been a total of 3,740 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

Who is eligible for a recovery rebate? All US residents with adjusted-gross income under $75,000 ($112,500 for head of household and $150,000 married), who are not the dependent of another tax-payer, and have a work-eligible Social Security Number, are eligible for the full $1,200 ($2,400 married) rebate. They are also eligible for an additional $500 per child. A typical family of four is eligible for a $3,400 recovery rebate.

WASHINGTON DC (March 26, 2020) — Prepared Floor Remarks by US Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley honoring Dr Norman Borlaug:

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In honor of Iowa History Month, I would like to speak about one of Iowa’s favorite sons: Dr Norman Borlaug, whose birthday is today.

Raised on a farm near Cresco, Iowa, Borlaug is credited with saving more lives than anyone in history with his breakthroughs in agronomy.

WASHINGTON DC (March 25, 2020) — A group of Senate Finance Committee Republicans, led by Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA), are urging the Trump administration to consider utilizing trade policy-measures to reduce the economic strain imposed on Americans by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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