(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Patrick McElyea on Friday as district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District. McElyea will fill the judicial seat formerly held by Judge Paul L. Macek.

McElyea, of Davenport, received his law degree from Drake University Law School and his undergraduate degree from Central College. He currently serves as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Iowa.

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released the following statement regarding the verdict in the murder trial of Kate Steinle.

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

Hearing on S.1241: Modernizing AML Laws to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

November 28, 2017


Q:  How is the federal judiciary unique from the legislative and executive branches of government?

CHICAGO (Nov. 22, 2017) — Gov. Bruce Rauner today granted five and denied 97 clemency petitions. 

This is the twenty-first set of petitions the governor has reviewed since taking office. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police’s Law Enforcement Agencies Data System.

The public returns record number of potentially dangerous prescription drugs

City of Davenport will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th.

All City of Davenport offices & the Public Works Center will be closed.

Police Department front desk and records office will be closed.

Library Main, Fairmount and Eastern branches will be closed.

River’s Edge facility will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd.

Mr. President, in the last several weeks, there’s been a lot of discussion regarding the blue slip courtesy that applies to judicial nominations. So I want to take a moment to clarify a few things. My position hasn’t changed. Like I said in November of last year, I intend to honor the blue slip courtesy but there have always been exceptions.

Des Moines, IA – Today, following Senator Bill Dix's refusal to release the findings of an internal investigation in to allegations of rampant sexual harassment in the State Capitol, the Iowa Democratic Party is calling for accountability.

Klobuchar-Grassley Legislation Passes, Sexual Harassment Training Becomes Mandatory in U.S. Senate

Klobuchar-Grassley legislation co-sponsored by Senators McConnell, Schumer, Shelby, Capito, and Cortez Masto as well as other Rules Committee members will require anti-harassment training for senators, staff and interns of the Senate