Q: Why is a population count taken every ten years in the United States?

WASHINGTON DC (January 23, 2020) — The Justice Department (DOJ) has acknowledged that it lacked probable cause to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page in at least two of four warrant applications — all of which were granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

WASHINGTON DC (January 23, 2020) — In response to an inquiry from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has highlighted that reforms to federal graduate medical education (GME) program funding-streams could improve stewardship of tax-payer dollars as well as address long-term health-care professional shortages.

WASHINGTON DC (January 23, 2020) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley is seeking an inspector-general investigation into the manufacturing practices of Lockheed Martin’s C-130J aircraft after whistleblower reports stated that an apparent lack of oversight by the Department of Defense has resulted in significant health and safety concerns.

WASHINGTON DC (January 23, 2020) — Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley, a family farmer and member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and Senate Agriculture Committee, are commending the Trump administration for successfully rolling back the harmful Obama-era “Waters of the United States” or “WOTUS” rule and replacing it with a workable rule that clearly defines what waters fall under federal jurisdiction.

WASHINGTON DC (January 22, 2020) – Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) is expanding his probe into the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Net Assessment’s (ONA) contract compliance after reviewing troubling documents related to contracts awarded to Professor Stefan Halper. Those documents call into question ONA’s stewardship of tax-payer dollars as well as its contract management and internal controls.

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.