WASHINGTON DC (February 25, 2020) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee:

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The next time Big Pharma claims what we’re trying to do to lower drug prices undermines the free market, just remember: They supported Obamacare.

WASHINGTON DC (February 24, 2020) — Statement for the record by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley on Lithuanian and Estonian Independence Days:

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Today is Estonia’s 102nd Independence Day.

Lithuania celebrated 102 years of continuous statehood on the 16th and Latvia will in November.

This is significant not just because the Baltic states are close American allies with shared values.

Q: What is COVID-19?

A: In January, The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public-health emergency of international concern regarding the outbreak of a new coronavirus detected in China. Coronaviruses belong to a large family of viruses, ranging from the common cold to acute respiratory illnesses. On February 11, 2020, the WHO named this novel coronavirus COVID-19.

WASHINGTON DC (February 21, 2020) — The chairmen of three Senate committees are continuing their investigation into whistleblower allegations of low morale and low productivity at the Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (OIG). Following a staff interview with Inspector General Peggy Gustafson, Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) are conducting interviews with senior OIG staff.

Q: Is progress being made on America’s opioid crisis?

A: The Trump administration continues making progress to end America’s opioid crisis and save lives.

WASHINGTON DC (February 13, 2020) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) joined Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) in introducing bipartisan legislation to strengthen federal financial management by updating the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990. The CFO Act created a new foundation for federal financial management and established a fiscal management reporting and leadership structure.

WASHINGTON DC (February 13, 2020) — Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today are seeking answers on how a suspected al Qaeda leader wanted for murdering two Iraqi police officers was able to receive refugee status in the United States and later become a US citizen.

WASHINGTON DC (February 13, 2020) — Prepared opening statement by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee hearing on the President’s fiscal year 2021 budget:

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I want to welcome our witness, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Honorable Alex Azar.

I appreciate SecAzar appearing before the committee to discuss President Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2021.

WASHINGTON DC (February 12, 2020) — Prepared opening statement by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee hearing on the President’s fiscal year 2021 budget:

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We are pleased to have Treasury Secretary Mnuchin here today to testify on the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal.

WASHINGTON DC (February 12, 2020) — Four members of the Senate Finance Committee have started probing the US Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) after numerous inspector-general audits and news reports raised questions about the adequacy of patient-safety standards, suggested thousands of available organs are not being used, and highlighted questionable financial practices of some organ-procurement organizations (OPOs).

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