WASHINGTON DC (August 2, 2019) —

Q: Why is the USMCA trade agreement so important for Iowa?

WASHINGTON DC (August 1, 2019) — The Senate passed by voice-vote three bills backed by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-Iowa) to improve the reorganization processes for family farmers, small-business owners, and veterans. The bills were previously approved by the House of Representatives and now must be signed by President Donald Donald Trump to become law.

WASHINGTON DC (August 1, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Committee advanced legislation to improve integrity and efficiency in the nation’s overburdened asylum system. The Secure and Protect Act was reported to the full Senate by a vote of 12-10.

WASHINGTON DC (August 1, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley sent a letter to US Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Mark Esper urging him to take action on DoD Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommendations regarding cases of whistleblower retaliation.

WASHINGTON DC (July 31, 2019) — Prepared floor remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee:

 

I’m here today to give an update on important bipartisan advances we are making to reduce the price of prescription medicine for the American people.

WASHINGTON DC (July 30, 2019) —

NOTE: Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor, Tom Vilsack, testified in support of the USMCA. His prepared remarks can be found here.

Prepared opening remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley of Iowa, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement:

 

WASHINGTON DC (July 30, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) released the following statement on the House passage of the reauthorization of the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Program. The reauthorization extends the program for five years, which is the longest-ever extension of the program. The bipartisan legislation now heads to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.

WASHINGTON DC (July 29, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley today released the following statement regarding the Governmental Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments and states’ use and distribution of these payments to hospitals through Medicaid.

Medicaid provides roughly 65 million Americans with health-care coverage paid for by tax-payers. This federal-state health-insurance program provides a safety net for low-income adults, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. I worry that it could unravel because of unsustainable spending for unchecked drug-pricing.

Q: Why does Congress recognize National Whistleblower Appreciation Day on July 30?

A: It’s an appropriate coincidence National Whistleblower Appreciation Day occurs in the same month as America’s Independence Day.

On July 4, 1776, the nation’s Founders declared freedom from tyranny and the sovereign right of the American people to pursue life, liberty, and self-government.

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