A workhorse throughout his entire life, from the family farm to the factory floor, Chuck Grassley is hard-wired to make things work. Whether rigging lawn mowers together to save time and money or grilling federal agencies about wasteful spending and mismanagement, Senator Grassley works tirelessly to fix what’s broken.
And he won’t stop until the job gets done right.
First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980, Grassley since then has visited each of Iowa’s 99 counties at least once every year. He makes it a priority to engage with people from all walks of life to strengthen the process of representative government. Keeping in touch with Iowans is Senator Grassley’s touchstone for good government.
Iowans have come to know that their senior U.S. Senator is accessible, conscientious, honest, hardworking, and always on-the-job. Iowa taxpayers appreciate Senator Grassley’s tight-fisted grip of the federal purse strings.
He works to put the lid on federal spending, restore limited government and make government work for the people, not the other way around.
With 34 years of service in the United States Senate, Chuck Grassley has cultivated broad public policy expertise and earned key leadership assignments. Policymaking from these influential committees can make a difference in the everyday lives of Iowans.
From agriculture to taxes, health care, education, renewable energy, foster care, public infrastructure, and trade, Chuck Grassley gives Iowans a big voice at the policymaking tables in Washington, D.C.
In January, Senator Grassley was tapped to serve as chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee.
A farmer from Iowa, Senator Grassley is the first non-lawyer to lead this big-league committee. It has legislative and oversight jurisdiction of the criminal justice system, intellectual property and immigration. It has responsibility for vetting lifetime judicial appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts.
During this Congress, Chairman Grassley is championing measures that would:
- reform the juvenile justice system to improve outcomes for troubled youth;
- protect law-abiding citizens from civil asset forfeiture laws;
- improve open government and uphold the public’s right to know;
- ensure indigent defendants obtain appropriate legal counsel;
- stop trafficking and exploitation of children; and,
- strengthen whistleblower rights to help flush wrongdoing, corruption and fraud out of the vast federal bureaucracy
- stiffen civil monetary penalties for financial fraud to protect investors, strengthen accountability and deter wrongdoing on Wall Street
Senator Grassley knows Washington can’t tax, spend and borrow America’s way to prosperity. With your support, he’s ready to keep on working to make the federal government work for Iowans.