Iowa’s U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley again is turning his attention to exorbitant pharmaceutical prices. Grassley this year has filed a series of bipartisan bills meant to give Americans access to cheaper drugs. He’s calling special attention to an industry of secretive middlemen in the pharmacy business. Grassley and his fellow Republicans are firmly opposed to price-setting regulations, but they […]
On this edition of Iowa Press, Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) discusses current and future legislation in the U.S. Senate. Joining moderator David Yepsen at the Iowa Press table are Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, and Brianne Pfannenstiel, chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register. Watch the full video HERE
OSSIAN, Iowa — Chuck Grassley still gets up at 4 a.m. every day and often goes for a 2-mile run. The 87-year-old does push-ups, too. “You want me to do 35 for you?” he responded when asked about his regimen as he waited for a burger at Bambino’s, a haunt in this town of about […]
Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used his bully pulpit to try to pack the Supreme Court. He struck out, and in the 1938 midterm elections, his party lost 72 seats in the House of Representatives and seven seats in the Senate. As they say, history repeats itself. Perhaps that’s why Speaker Nancy Pelosi poured cold water on the […]
For nearly 12 months and counting, COVID-19 has disrupted lives and livelihoods across America and the entire world. Here in Iowa, the breadbasket to the world, hardworking Iowans continue to do what we do best: get food from farm to fork, from one generation to the next. As I continue my annual 99 county meetings, […]
This relief could have arrived earlier if Democrats had not opted to leverage the pandemic to force through a number of totally unrelated political priorities. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst A recent misleading Register editorial praised the Senate’s approval of additional coronavirus aid, and claimed that we opposed a litany of coronavirus policies included in the […]
Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday he expects to make a decision about whether to seek reelection “sometime in September, October or November” of this year. “That’s plenty of time to make up my mind,” he said on a call with reporters. “And in the meantime, I’ve got a job working for Iowans. I […]
For generations, school kids went to bed dreaming about the possibility of a snow day. No one would have imagined today’s scenario. When winter storms blanketed the Midwest and moved to the East Coast, the bedtime prayers for millions of students asked higher powers that be to let them return to the classroom. When the […]
Over the course of my public service, I’ve found sunshine to be the most effective way to promote transparency and accountability in the federal government. A key source of that sunshine, and a formidable weapon in the fight against fraud, is the whistleblower.
The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel.