WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley released the following statement regarding the release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report detailing problems within nursing homes, including gaps in oversight by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

WASHINGTON DC (July 23, 2019) – Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley  released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Dr Mark Esper as the new Secretary of Defense:

WASHINGTON DC (July 23, 2019) — Prepared opening remarks by Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley of Iowa, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee, Hearing on Elder Justice: A Call for Reform:

 

Today, we’ll focus on an issue that has affected many families in Iowa and throughout the country: Elder justice. Congress has a key role to play in ensuring the protection of our nation’s seniors, as about 1 in 10 Americans age sixty or older will fall victim to elder abuse each year.

WASHINGTON DC (July 23, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley is calling on the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security to explain what is being done to better account for inadmissible foreign nationals whom DOJ allowed into the country under its parole authority.

WASHINGTON DC (July 23, 2019) — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to the inspectors general of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) today to continue their push for answers regarding messages that illustrate the FBI’s apparent awareness of leaks to the media about ongoing investigations.

WASHINGTON DC (July 23, 2019) — After years of bipartisan attempts to reform the fraud-laden EB-5 investor visa program stalled in Congress, the Trump administration is implementing new regulations to improve the program for the first time since 1993.

WASHINGTON DC (July 23, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) today introduced a chairman’s mark, the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act (PDPRA) of 2019, to lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans. The committee also announced a markup for the legislation will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 9:30AM ET.

WASHINGTON DC (July 22, 2019) — Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and John Cornyn (R-TX) — all senior members of the Senate Judiciary Committee with exclusive jurisdiction over the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) — sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler raising serious concerns with the EPA’s recent “FOIA Regulations Update” final rule, asking him to reconsider the rule or provide

WASHINGTON DC (July 22, 2019) — President Ronald Reagan designated the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day as a way to celebrate America’s dairy industry. Since then, Americans — including me — have happily fulfilled their civic duty by indulging in one of the nation’s favorite treats. This is particularly true here in Iowa, which is home to the Ice Cream Capital of the World.

WASHINGTON – Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement on the Justice Department’s progress toward implementing the landmark criminal-justice reforms in the First Step Act. Sens Grassley and Durbin coauthored the First Step Act and led the charge to pass it last year with a broad bipartisan vote of 87-12.

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