BUTLER COUNTY, IOWA (April 6, 2020) — On April 4, Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley released the following statement regarding President Trump’s termination of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson:

Q: What’s in the CARES Act to help Iowans who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic?

I need to withdraw money from my retirement account to cover expenses related to the health emergency. Am I eligible? Generally, if the account is in an eligible retirement plan, the plan may permit you to take a coronavirus-related distribution if:

Who is eligible for unemployment insurance? The Unemployment Compensation program (UC, usually referred to as Unemployment Insurance, or UI) makes insurance payments to workers who become involuntarily unemployed for economic reasons and meet state-established eligibility rules. The program generally does not provide insurance payments to the self-employed, those who are unable to work, or those who do not have a recent earnings history.

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.

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