DES MOINES, IOWA (April 25, 2019) —

Good morning.

I’m honored to be speaking today in Des Moines.

It’s not lost on me that the Global Insurance Symposium is happening right here in Iowa.

Iowans don’t brag enough, but this event proves how Iowa is a hub for the insurance industry around the world.

I’m going to use this as an opportunity to update you on the work of the Senate Finance Committee.

WASHINGTON – Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Mike Lee (R-UT), the lead sponsors of the recently-enacted First Step Act, voiced bipartisan-opposition to the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) proposal to require applicants for federal jobs and contracting work to divulge their participation in criminal-diversion programs. Diversion programs directly address the unjust and illogical consequences of a criminal conviction.

WASHINGTON DC (April 24, 2019) — Senators Charles "Chuck" Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa released the following statement to encourage Iowans to participate in the 17th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

WASHINGTON DC (April 22, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa today issued the following statement regarding the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees’ annual reports.

WASHINGTON DC (April 22, 2019) — Last month, I held a hearing on the abuse occurring in nursing homes. The purpose was to shed light on the systematic issues that allow substandard care and abuse to continue within the nursing-home industry.

WASHINGTON DC (April 18, 2019) —

Q: What is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day?

A: For nearly two decades, prescribed pain-pills have fueled the nation’s opioid crisis. According to combined data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual average 10.7 million Americans misused controlled prescription-pain relievers in the past year.

WASHINGTON DC (April 18, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley of Iowa, former chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report of investigation.

WASHINGTON DC (April 18, 2019) — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles "Chuck" Grassley of Iowa today released the following statement regarding the US International Trade Commission’s report on the economic impact of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the renegotiated trade-deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

WASHINGTON DC (April 18, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley of Iowa will speak about his work as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee on prescription-drug pricing and the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2019 on Thursday, April 25, at the 2019 Global Insurance Symposium at the Community Choice Credit Union C

WASHINGTON DC (April 17, 2019) — Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley of Iowa joined Sens Joni Ernst of Iowa and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan in sending a bipartisan letter urging US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to utilize a department-wide National Water Quality Initiative to prioritize conservation measures in the 2018 Farm Bill to address water quality.