Floor Speech of Sen. Chuck Grassley

Clean Audit Opinions at Pentagon Remain Elusive

Delivered Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mr. President, I come to the floor today to question the plan for auditing the Department of Defense (DoD).

The new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr. David Norquist, presented a plan to the Armed Services Committee on May 9th. It appears flawed like all the others.

FREE HAIRCUTS TO ALL VETERANS

11 a.m to 1 p.m.

**Food Giveaway with Meat Choices

**Grill Out Lunch Served by Blue Grass American Legion

Book Exhange is open and Work Clothes Closet

Doors Open at 10:00 a.m.

We have launched our Wall of Honor please bring a photo of yourself and years of service or one for a loved one to join our Wall as we say Thank you to our Veterans

SPRINGFIELD, IL (09/08/2017) (readMedia)-- Springfield, Ill. – With Hurricane Irma potentially making landfall in Florida as a category four hurricane, the Illinois National Guard is preparing to send Soldiers to support Irma recovery and relief efforts.

HB 2897 will help provide comfort for veterans transitioning back to civilian life

MARION (Aug. 25, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed HB 2897, legislation to increase access to service dogs for veterans through the Helping Paws Program. This expansion will add veterans to the program-eligibility pool and allow the training of service dogs to assist veterans with physical or mental health ailments.

Davenport, IA – On Aug 31st, approx. 100 Veterans, including 2 WWII veterans, will travel to Washington, D.C to visit the monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. This is the 9 th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities that area Hy-Vee stores have sponsored.

On Wednesday, Aug 30th, Hy-Vee is hosting a pre-flight dinner for these veterans, a guest and their guardians.

11 a.m to 1 p.m.

**Food Giveaway with Meat Choices

**Grill Out Lunch courtesy of the Blue Grass American Legion

Book Exhange and Work Clothes Closet is open.

We have launched our Wall of Honor please bring a photo of yourself and years of service or one for a loved one to join our Wall as we say Thank you to our Veterans

Driver and Family Member welcome to join us for lunch

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/23/2017) (readMedia)-- Spc. Derrick Stoddard of Le Claire, Iowa, an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment based in Bartonville, Illinois, won several awards, including the individual multi-gun champion, during the 2017 Illinois Army National Guard's Adjutant General Match at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Aug. 20.

DES MOINES) – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will accompany his grandfather Glenn Gregg, a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, on the Midwest Honor Flight from Sioux Falls, SD, to Washington, D.C., next Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Saturday, August 19th

Shoe Giveaway, Lunch & Food Basket

11 a.m to 1 p.m.

**Food Giveaway with Meat Packet

**Grill Out Lunch

Book Exhange is open and Work Clothes Closet

We are launching our Wall of Honor please bring a photo of yourself and years of service or one for a loved one to join our Wall as we say Thank you to our Veterans

Driver and Family Member welcome to join us for lunch

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA OIG) today released the results of its review of the circumstances of veteran Brandon Ketchum’s suicide and whether Ketchum received adequate mental health treatment at the Iowa City VA Health Care System. Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst, Sen. Ron Johnson, and Rep. Dave Loebsack sought the review. They made the following comment.

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