WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, wrote White House Counsel Don McGahn and FBI Director Christopher Wray today seeking additional information about the process for allowing government employees access to sensitive or classified information.

WASHINGTON – After public allegations and news reports of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace conduct within the federal judiciary, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein wrote to James Duff, the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC).

Black History Month celebration recognizes Illinoisans for their excellence in service to their communities

On February 26, both Iowa State Senate and House of Representatives in Des Moines will start their respective sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture.


Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

On the Introduction of the Rounds-Schumer Amendment

February 15, 2018


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