Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

On the Introduction of the Rounds-Schumer Amendment

February 15, 2018

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 - WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley today made the following statement after the Senate failed to pass the legislation to provide legal status for immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.  The Secure and Succeed Act, the only proposal to be supported by the White House, would have also provided for additional border security and included the four key immigration pillars agreed to at a bipartisan, bicamera

In order to address reports and fear of escalating persecution of immigrant families across the country, a group of volunteers known as La Resistencia created a hotline for reporting activity of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This statewide hotline, a tool for Iowa immigrant families and allies to use to respond to needs created by ICE persecution, was created in February of 2017.

Made in Illinois, the Prairie State Farmhouse Ale debuts in Chicago

CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today announced the availability of the official Bicentennial Craft Beer and tapped the first keg at Binny’s Beverage Depot Tasting Room in Lincoln Park. 

Hand of Fate Brewing Co. of Petersburg created the special birthday brew — 1818 Prairie State … Farmhouse Ale — which is being distributed statewide by Breakthru Beverage Illinois.

All locations of the Davenport Library will be closed on Thursday, February 22 for a Staff Development Day. The Library will reopen on Friday, February 23 with regular business hours of 9:00am to 5:30pm. For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.

Senators Release Legislative Text of Secure and Succeed Act

American Association for Cancer Research Interview with Senator Chuck Grassley

AACR Interviews Members of Congress

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Can you share with our readers, many of whom are cancer survivors, advocates, and researchers, your personal connection to cancer?

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced the fourth annual Give Back Iowa Challenge Monday. The challenge is issued to employers and runs from April 1-May 31, 2018, to engage Iowans in employer-supported volunteering.

“Volunteerism is an integral part of what it means to be an Iowan,” Gov. Reynolds said. “Through service, Iowans are making the lives of others better and meeting community challenges, while also transforming their own lives.”

CHICAGO (Feb. 9, 2018) — The Governor’s Office today posted its latest PolicyPOV blog. It examines how the state’s new scholarship tax credit program — Invest in Kids — is opening the doors of educational opportunity for tens of thousands of Illinois students.

Read “Invest in Kids: More choice for parents, more opportunity for students” here.

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WASHINGTON – A group of U.S. Senators tomorrow will introduce a common-sense proposal aimed at providing legal certainty for undocumented children brought to the United States by their parents and preventing others from falling into the same legal limbo in the future.

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