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Chuck Grassley Slams Senator  Schumer for misleading the public on Russia probe
Chuck Grassley Slams Senator Schumer for misleading the public on Russia probe
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Frank Horowitz
Lindsey Graham & Chuck Grassley GO OFF In Fisa Hearing. GIVE HIM AN ANSWER 6/27/17
Lindsey Graham & Chuck Grassley GO OFF In Fisa Hearing. GIVE HIM AN ANSWER 6/27/17
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: LIVE ON-AIR NEWS
Chuck Grassley on Donald Trump JR and FBI Nominee!
Chuck Grassley on Donald Trump JR and FBI Nominee!
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: Rshill7
Sen. Grassley, basically calls Chuck Schumer a liar, as he blasts CNN, Comey & The fake media 6/22
Sen. Grassley, basically calls Chuck Schumer a liar, as he blasts CNN, Comey & The fake media 6/22
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Trump Fan Network
Grassley Senate Committee tantrum -- Comey hearing May 3
Grassley Senate Committee tantrum -- Comey hearing May 3
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: TRexstasy
Office Space: Chuck Grassley
Office Space: Chuck Grassley's Iowa Farm
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Roll Call
Al Franken And Chuck Grassley Spar Over Jeff Sessions
Al Franken And Chuck Grassley Spar Over Jeff Sessions
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: CONTENT
Chuck Grassley GRILLS James Clapper & Sally Yates On Unmasking 5/8/17
Chuck Grassley GRILLS James Clapper & Sally Yates On Unmasking 5/8/17
Published: 2017/05/08
Channel: LIVE ON-AIR NEWS
Senator Chuck Grassley Talks About the Firing of James Comey!
Senator Chuck Grassley Talks About the Firing of James Comey!
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: Rshill7
Chuck Grassley Blasts FBI for Not Providing Information to Committee
Chuck Grassley Blasts FBI for Not Providing Information to Committee
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: NTK Network
Sen Chuck Grassley Questioning Trump
Sen Chuck Grassley Questioning Trump's FBI Pick Christopher Wray. #WrayHearing #FBI #Breaking
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Sen. Chuck Grassley outs Schumer and Schiff! Says they KNEW Trump wasn
Sen. Chuck Grassley outs Schumer and Schiff! Says they KNEW Trump wasn't under investigation
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Mark F
Chuck Grassley: Susan Rice’s Excuse For Not Testifying Is ‘Wrong’ | For The Record | MSNBC
Chuck Grassley: Susan Rice’s Excuse For Not Testifying Is ‘Wrong’ | For The Record | MSNBC
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: MSNBC
Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Slams Chuck Schumer For Lying About Trump Investigation
Sen. Grassley (R-IA) Slams Chuck Schumer For Lying About Trump Investigation
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: iBankCoin.com
CNN Don Lemon 9/21/2017 CHUCK GRASSLEY PREPARING SUBPOENAS FOR TWO FBI OFFICIALS
CNN Don Lemon 9/21/2017 CHUCK GRASSLEY PREPARING SUBPOENAS FOR TWO FBI OFFICIALS
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: Lexi Vixi
Senator Chuck Grassley: Democrats ‘Can’t Lay a Glove’ On Neil Gorsuch | For The Record | MSNBC
Senator Chuck Grassley: Democrats ‘Can’t Lay a Glove’ On Neil Gorsuch | For The Record | MSNBC
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: MSNBC
Sen Chuck Grassley on Senate Digs into Russian Meddling in U.S. Election. #Breaking #ChuckGrassley
Sen Chuck Grassley on Senate Digs into Russian Meddling in U.S. Election. #Breaking #ChuckGrassley
Published: 2017/07/27
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Sen  Grassley - Comey Colluded With Clinton, 1683
Sen Grassley - Comey Colluded With Clinton, 1683
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: The Still Report
Grassley Statement at Hearing for FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray
Grassley Statement at Hearing for FBI Director Nominee Christopher Wray
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: SenChuckGrassley
Chuck Grassley drops hint at retirement of Supreme Court justice
Chuck Grassley drops hint at retirement of Supreme Court justice
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: Washington Free Beacon
SEN  CHUCK GRASSLEY OPENS CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION INTO HILLARY CLINTON!
SEN CHUCK GRASSLEY OPENS CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION INTO HILLARY CLINTON!
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Gotcha News Network
SHUT DOWN: DISGUSTED CHUCK GRASSLEY JUST GAVE COMEY THE WORST NEWS OF HIS LIFE
SHUT DOWN: DISGUSTED CHUCK GRASSLEY JUST GAVE COMEY THE WORST NEWS OF HIS LIFE
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: The Next News Network
SENATOR GRASSLEY SLAMS CORRUPT CHUCK SCHUMER FOR LYING ABOUT TRUMP!
SENATOR GRASSLEY SLAMS CORRUPT CHUCK SCHUMER FOR LYING ABOUT TRUMP!
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Gotcha News Network
CHUCK GRASSLEY MAKES MAJOR HEARTBREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JUSTICE RUTH GINGSBERG!
CHUCK GRASSLEY MAKES MAJOR HEARTBREAKING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JUSTICE RUTH GINGSBERG!
Published: 2017/08/12
Channel: Gotcha News Network
Sen. Charles Grassley: FBI Director Needs to be transparent. #FBI #Director #Comey @ChuckGrassley
Sen. Charles Grassley: FBI Director Needs to be transparent. #FBI #Director #Comey @ChuckGrassley
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Chuck Grassley Tears Apart the BuzzFeed Dossier
Chuck Grassley Tears Apart the BuzzFeed Dossier
Published: 2017/05/03
Channel: NTK Network
Chuck Grassley Kicks off Full Senate Debate on Judge Gorsuch 4-4-17
Chuck Grassley Kicks off Full Senate Debate on Judge Gorsuch 4-4-17
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Rshill7
Iowa Pig Farmer to Senator Chuck Grassley: "Don
Iowa Pig Farmer to Senator Chuck Grassley: "Don't repeal Obamacare, improve it, for God's sake!"
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Indivisible Movement
Voter presses Senator Chuck Grassley about Obamacare at Town Hall
Voter presses Senator Chuck Grassley about Obamacare at Town Hall
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: Daily Kos
DEVELOPING: Republican Chuck Grassley expects Supreme Court resignation: This summer!!!
DEVELOPING: Republican Chuck Grassley expects Supreme Court resignation: This summer!!!'
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Golden State Times
Breaking News: Sen. Chuck Grassley wants Manafort to Testify Next Week. #Breaking
Breaking News: Sen. Chuck Grassley wants Manafort to Testify Next Week. #Breaking
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: Almutaz Bur News Network
Joe Biden Kisses Chuck Grassley
Joe Biden Kisses Chuck Grassley's Wife On The Lips During Senate Swear-In
Published: 2017/01/03
Channel: JM Rieger
CPAC 2016 - Sen. Chuck Grassley
CPAC 2016 - Sen. Chuck Grassley
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: American Conservative Union
Senator Chuck Grassley Revealed What Chuck Schumer And Adam Schiff Tried To ‘Sell’ To The Senate
Senator Chuck Grassley Revealed What Chuck Schumer And Adam Schiff Tried To ‘Sell’ To The Senate
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: The Hill Gossip
Senator Chuck Grassley Calls Out the Democrats for Lying About President Trump
Senator Chuck Grassley Calls Out the Democrats for Lying About President Trump
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: Erick Erickson
Manafort negotiations underway, Sen. Chuck Grassley says
Manafort negotiations underway, Sen. Chuck Grassley says
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: Fox Business
Chuck Grassley and Al Franken spar over
Chuck Grassley and Al Franken spar over 'gotcha' questions
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: dcexaminer
BREAKING: Sen. Chuck Grassley Opens Corruption Investigation Into Hillary Clinton
BREAKING: Sen. Chuck Grassley Opens Corruption Investigation Into Hillary Clinton
Published: 2017/06/08
Channel: Breaking News 365
Jeff Sessions should remain in office: Sen. Chuck Grassley
Jeff Sessions should remain in office: Sen. Chuck Grassley
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: Fox Business
Senator Chuck Grassley Calls Out Democrats
Senator Chuck Grassley Calls Out Democrats' Hypocrisy on Special Prosecutor
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: NTK Network
Sen. Chuck Grassley Town Hall Meeting in Iowa Falls
Sen. Chuck Grassley Town Hall Meeting in Iowa Falls
Published: 2017/02/21
Channel: Times Citizen
Sen. Chuck Grassley Opens Corruption Investigation Into Hillary Clinton
Sen. Chuck Grassley Opens Corruption Investigation Into Hillary Clinton
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: Martin Brodel
Senators Chuck Grassley Dianne Feinstein Warn FBI Nominee Wray Against Power | NBC News
Senators Chuck Grassley Dianne Feinstein Warn FBI Nominee Wray Against Power | NBC News
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: NBC News
Immigration & MS-13 Gangs: Chuck Grassley and Al Franken - Introduction to the problem 6/21/2017
Immigration & MS-13 Gangs: Chuck Grassley and Al Franken - Introduction to the problem 6/21/2017
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Gowdy Co
Grassley: Gorsuch Will Make a Superb Justice
Grassley: Gorsuch Will Make a Superb Justice
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: SenChuckGrassley
Chuck Grassley Says He Learned Of President Trump’s Pick For FBI Director From Twitter | NBC News
Chuck Grassley Says He Learned Of President Trump’s Pick For FBI Director From Twitter | NBC News
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: NBC News
Harry Reid tells Chuck Grassley to do his job
Harry Reid tells Chuck Grassley to do his job
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Daily Kos
3/7/2015 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Combating Human Trafficking
3/7/2015 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Delivers Weekly GOP Address On Combating Human Trafficking
Published: 2015/03/07
Channel: gopweeklyaddress
Senator Chuck Grassley town hall meeting Feb 24 2017
Senator Chuck Grassley town hall meeting Feb 24 2017
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: tuffyjon
Chuck Grassley: Loretta Lynch
Chuck Grassley: Loretta Lynch's conflict of interest; 3-9-2016
Published: 2016/03/09
Channel: Robert Kraychik
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Chuck Grassley
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United States Senator
from Iowa
Assumed office
January 3, 1981
Serving with Joni Ernst
Preceded by John Culver
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Patrick Leahy
Chairman of the Senate Narcotics Caucus
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Dianne Feinstein
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Max Baucus
Succeeded by Max Baucus
In office
January 20, 2001 – June 6, 2001
Preceded by Max Baucus
Succeeded by Max Baucus
Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2001
Preceded by William Cohen
Succeeded by John Breaux
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Iowa's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
Preceded by H. R. Gross
Succeeded by Cooper Evans
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives from the 37th district
In office
January 8, 1973 – January 3, 1975
Preceded by Bill Hansen
Succeeded by Raymond Lageschulte
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives from the 10th district
In office
January 11, 1971 – January 8, 1973
Preceded by William H. Harbor
Succeeded by Richard W. Welden
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives from the 73rd district
In office
January 12, 1959 – January 11, 1971
Preceded by Wayne W. Ballhagen
Succeeded by John E. Camp
Personal details
Born Charles Ernest Grassley
(1933-09-17) September 17, 1933 (age 84)
New Hartford, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Barbara Speicher (1954–present)
Children 5
Education University of Northern Iowa (BA, MA)
University of Iowa
Website Senate website

Charles Ernest Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa, serving since 1981. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives (1975–1981) and the Iowa state legislature (1959–1974). He was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee from January to June 2001, as well as from January 2003 to December 2006, and is now the current chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the 115th congress.

Early life and career[edit]

Grassley was born in New Hartford, Iowa, the son of Ruth (née Corwin) and Louis Arthur Grassley,[1] and graduated from the town high school. At Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa), he earned a B.A. in 1955 and an M.A. in 1956. During his time as a student, Grassley joined the social-professional Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity.[2] Also during the 1950s, Grassley farmed and worked in factories in Iowa, first as a sheet metal shearer and then as an assembly line worker. He studied toward a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Iowa. In 1967–1968 Grassley taught at the now-defunct Charles City College.[3]

Grassley represented parts of Butler County in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1959 until 1975.[3] He then served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981.[4]

United States Senate[edit]

Committee assignments[edit]

Grassley during his time in the US House of Representatives

Tenure[edit]

As a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, Grassley has spearheaded many probes into alleged misuse and lack of accountability of federal money. In July 2007, a Grassley-commissioned report was released claiming that more than US$1 billion in farm subsidies were sent to deceased individuals.[5] Grassley was called a "Taxpayer Super Hero" in 2014 by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste for his efforts to protect taxpayers. He received a 100 percent rating from the group that year and has a lifetime rating of 78 percent.[6] Grassley was ranked as the 5th most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate during the 114th United States Congress (and the third most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate from the American Midwest after Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly and Ohio Senator Rob Portman) in the Bipartisan Index created by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy that ranks members of the United States Congress by their degree of bipartisanship (by measuring the frequency each member's bills attract co-sponsors from the opposite party and each member's co-sponsorship of bills by members of the opposite party).[7]

On June 28, 2006, Grassley proposed legislation[8][9] intended to curb sex trafficking and sex slavery in the United States by means of strict enforcement of tax laws, for example by requiring a W-2 form be filed for each prostitute managed by a pimp or other employer.

Sen. Grassley, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), and Rep. E. Clay Shaw (R-FL) (left to right) address the media after a meeting at the White House with President Bill Clinton.

Since 1976, Grassley has repeatedly introduced measures that increase the level of taxation on American citizens living abroad, including retroactive tax hikes. Grassley was eventually able to attach an amendment to a piece of legislation that went into effect in 2006, which increased taxes on Americans abroad by targeting housing and living incentives paid by foreign employers and held them accountable for federal taxes, even though they did not currently reside in the United States. Critics of the amendment felt that the move hurt Americans competing for jobs abroad by putting an unnecessary tax burden on foreign employers. Others felt that the move was only to offset the revenue deficit caused by domestic tax cuts of the Bush Administration.[10][11][12]

In March 2009, amid a scandal that involved AIG executives receiving large salary bonuses from the taxpayer-funded bailout of AIG, Grassley suggested that those AIG employees receiving large bonuses should follow the so-called 'Japanese example', resign immediately or commit suicide. After some criticism, he dismissed the comments as rhetoric.[13][14][15]

In May 2009, Grassley cosponsored a resolution to amend the US Constitution to prohibit flag-burning.[16]

When President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party proposed a health reform bill featuring mandated health insurance, Grassley opposed the health insurance mandate, saying that it was a deal breaker.[17] In response to an audience question at an August 12, 2009, meeting in Iowa, about the end-of-life counseling provisions in the House health care bill, H.R. 3200, Grassley said people were right to fear that the government would "pull the plug on grandma."[18][19][20][21] Grassley had previously supported covering end-of-life counseling, having voted for the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, which stated: "The covered services are: evaluating the beneficiary's need for pain and symptom management, including the individual's need for hospice care; counseling the beneficiary with respect to end-of-life issues and care options, and advising the beneficiary regarding advanced care planning."[22] In December 2009, he voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly called ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act).

Grassley opposed the Manchin-Toomey gun control amendment, and instead proposed alternative legislation to increase prosecutions of gun violence and increase reporting of mental health data in background checks.[23]

As of December 2013, Grassley has cast 6,806 consecutive roll call votes,[24] placing him second behind the all-time consecutive vote record holder, Senator William Proxmire (D-Wis). Grassley has not missed a roll call vote since 1993, when he was touring Iowa with President Bill Clinton to survey flood damage. He has, as of July 2012, cast almost 11,000 votes and had at that time only missed 35 votes in his Senate career.[25]

In June 2015, Grassley introduced legislation to help protect taxpayers from alleged abuses by the Internal Revenue Service. The legislation was proposed in response to recent events involving alleged inappropriate conduct by employees at the IRS but was opposed by Democrats.[26]

Since first taking office in 1981, Grassley has held public meetings in all of Iowa's 99 counties each year, even after losing honorarium payments for them in 1994.[27] This has led to the coinage of the term "full Grassley," to describe when a United States presidential candidate visits all 99 counties of Iowa before the Iowa caucuses.[28]

Political positions[edit]

Abortion[edit]

Grassley has stated that he considers himself to be pro-life and has expressed concern regarding the potential for abortions to be paid for with federal funds.[29]

Energy and environment[edit]

Grassley has expressed concern about the impact of regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency on farming.[30]

In September 2015, Grassley received the Dr. Harold D. Prior "Friend of Iowa Wind Energy" award from the Iowa Wind Energy Association for his commitment to supporting wind energy development in Iowa. Also in 1992, Grassley authored the federal wind energy tax credit.[31] Grassley supports federal ethanol subsidies.[32]

Health care[edit]

Grassley has been critical of the Affordable Care Act but does not believe the law can be completely repealed. He believes some degree of bipartisanship will be necessary to make changes to the law. He believes a solution will likely involve removing unpopular aspects of the law, like the individual mandate, while keeping popular aspects of it that deal with pre-existing conditions and the ability for children to remain on their parents' plans longer.[33] Grassley believes that the Senate's version of the AHCA (the repeal of the ACA passed by the House), will provide health insurers certainty. Asked if not passing legislation would also provide certainty, he replied that it would, but at higher premiums. He said that with the proposed legislation premiums "maybe wouldn't go up or would go up a heck of a lot less than they would without a bill."[34]

Marijuana[edit]

In 2015, Grassley voiced his opposition to a bipartisan senate bill, The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act, that would move cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule II. This bill would allow states with medical cannabis laws to legally prescribe it and allow for much easier research into its medical efficacy.[35]

Other[edit]

Grassley was given the American Legion's distinguished public service award for his support of a "strong national defense, service members, veterans and the American flag", primarily due to his support for a flag protection amendment.[36]

Russian interference in 2016 presidential election[edit]

In February 2017, Grassley said that while Russian interference in U.S. elections was "bothersome", the United States did not have clean hands and had, for instance, interfered with the 1948 Italian election.[37]

After President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, Grassley advised people suspicious of the Trump administration to "Suck it up and move on."[38]

Whistleblowers[edit]

The author of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989, Grassley has campaigned to increase protection and provide support for "whistleblowers". He has supported a number of FBI whistleblowers, including Coleen Rowley, Sibel Edmonds, and Jane Turner, although not supporting Department of Defense whistleblower Noel Koch.[39]

Grassley received a lifetime achievement award on May 17, 2007 from the National Whistleblower Center. In April 2014, Grassley announced plans to create a caucus in the Senate dedicated to strengthening whistleblower protections.[40]

Investigations[edit]

Religious organizations[edit]

On November 5, 2007, Grassley announced an investigation into the tax-exempt status of six ministries under the leadership of Benny Hinn, Paula White, Eddie L. Long, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, and Kenneth Copeland by the United States Senate Committee on Finance.[41] In letters to each ministry, Grassley asked for the ministries to divulge specific financial information to the committee to determine whether or not funds collected by each organization were inappropriately utilized by ministry heads.[42] By the December 6, 2007 deadline, only three of the ministries had shown compliance with the Finance Committee's request. On March 11, 2008, Grassley and Finance Chairman Max Baucus sent follow-up letters to Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar and Eddie Long, explaining that the Senate reserved the right to investigate the finances of their organizations under federal tax laws.[43]

Medical research[edit]

Grassley also began an investigation about unreported payments to physicians by pharmaceutical companies. Grassley led a 2008 Congressional Investigation which found that well-known university psychiatrists, who had promoted psychoactive drugs, had violated federal and university regulations by secretly receiving large sums of money from the pharmaceutical companies which made the drugs.[44] The New York Times reported that Dr. Joseph Biederman of Harvard University had failed to report over a million dollars of income that he had received from pharmaceutical companies.[45] Weeks later, Business Week reported that Grassley alleged that Alan Schatzberg, chair of psychiatry at Stanford University, had underreported his investments in Corcept Therapeutics, a company he founded.[46] Dr. Schatzberg had reported only $100,000 investments in Corcept, but Grassley stated that his investments actually totalled over $6 million. Dr. Schaztberg later stepped down from his grant which is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).[47]

Similarly, Dr. Charles Nemeroff resigned as chair of the psychiatry department at Emory University after failing to report a third of the $2.8 million in consulting fees he received from GlaxoSmithKline. At the time he received these fees, Nemeroff had been principal investigator of a $3.9 million NIH grant evaluating five medications for depression manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.[48]

In 2008, for the first time, Grassley asked the American Psychiatric Association to disclose how much of its annual budget came from drug industry funds. The APA said that industry contributed 28% of its budget ($14 million at that time), mainly through paid advertising in APA journals and funds for continuing medical education.[49]

Political campaigns[edit]

Grassley was elected to his Senate seat in 1980, defeating the Democratic incumbent, John Culver. He was reelected in 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, and 2010; he is the second longest-serving senator in Iowa history. He has remained very popular in Iowa even as the state trended Democratic. In 1992, for instance, he won a third term with 69 percent of the vote even as Bill Clinton carried the state in the presidential election.

2010[edit]

Grassley sought a sixth term in the 2010 election. He was challenged by Democrat Roxanne Conlin, a former United States Attorney, and Libertarian John Heiderscheit, an attorney.

Grassley was unopposed in the Republican primary, although some conservatives said he has drifted "too far to the left".[50] Among those is conservative activist Bill Salier, who said "Grassley was the dominant force and had an enormous amount of loyalty. That has so eroded out from underneath him" during an interview on WHO-AM radio.[51]

Grassley was reelected with 64.5% of the vote, Roxanne Conlin getting 33.2% of the vote. He carried every county in the state except Johnson County,[52] which hosts the University of Iowa. He is only the second Iowan to serve six terms in the Senate; the other being Iowa's longest-serving senator, William B. Allison.

2016[edit]

Grassley speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.

Grassley sought a seventh term in the 2016 election. Distinct from 2010, he was expected to face a strong challenge from former Democratic lieutenant governor Patty Judge,[53] however, Grassley easily won his seventh term, winning in a landslide with over 60% of the vote as the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump won the state by over 9%.

Fundraising[edit]

According to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics in 2010, the industries that have been the largest contributors to Grassley during his political career are health professionals ($1 million in contributions), insurance industry ($997,674), lawyers/law firms ($625,543) and pharmaceuticals/health products ($538,680). His largest corporate donors have been Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance, Amgen biotech company and Wells Fargo bank.[54]

Electoral history[edit]

United States Senate election in Iowa, 2016[55]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 926,007 60.09% -4.26%
Democratic Patty Judge 549,460 35.66% +2.36%
Libertarian John Heiderscheit 41,794 2.71% +0.44%
Independent Jim Hennager 17,649 1.15% N/A
Independent Michael Luick-Thrams 4,441 0.29% N/A
Write-ins 1,686 0.11% +0.03%
Majority 376,547 24.43% -6.62%
Turnout 1,541,037
Republican hold Swing
United States Senate election in Iowa, 2010[56]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 718,215 64.35% -5.83%
Democratic Roxanne Conlin 371,686 33.30% +5.43%
Libertarian John Heiderscheit 25,290 2.27% +1.24%
Write-ins 872 0.08% +0.05%
Majority 346,529 31.05% -11.26%
Turnout 1,116,063
Republican hold Swing
United States Senate election in Iowa, 2004[57]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 1,038,175 70.18% +1.77%
Democratic Art Small 412,365 27.88% -2.62%
Libertarian Christy Ann Welty 15,218 1.03% N/A
Green Daryl A. Northrop 11,121 0.75% N/A
Socialist Workers Edwin Fruit 1,874 0.13% -0.14%
Write-ins 475 0.03% 0%
Majority 625,810 42.31% +4.39%
Turnout 1,479,228
Republican hold Swing
United States Senate election in Iowa, 1998[58]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 648,480 68.41% -1.20%
Democratic David Osterberg 289,049 30.49% +3.29%
Natural Law Susan Marcus 7,561 0.80% -0.47%
Socialist Workers Margaret Trowe 2,542 0.27% +0.16%
Write-ins 275 0.03% +0.01%
Majority 359,431 37.92% -4.50%
Turnout 947,907
Republican hold Swing
United States Senate election in Iowa, 1992[59]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 899,761 69.61% +3.58%
Democratic Jean Hall Lloyd-Jones 351,561 27.20% -6.37%
Natural Law Stuart Zimmerman 16,403 1.27% N/A
Independent Sue Atkinson 6,277 0.49% N/A
Independent Mel Boring 5,508 0.43% N/A
Independent Rosanne Freeburg 4,999 0.39% N/A
Grassroots Carl Eric Olsen 3,404 0.26% N/A
Independent Richard O'Dell Hughes 2,918 0.23% N/A
Socialist Workers Cleve Andrew Pulley 1,370 0.11% N/A
Write-ins 293 0.02% +0.01%
Majority 548,200 42.41% +9.95%
Turnout 1,292,494
Republican hold Swing
United States Senate election in Iowa, 1986[60]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Grassley (inc.) 588,880 66.04% +12.55%
Democratic John P. Roehrick 299,406 33.57% -11.97%
Independent John Masters 3,370 0.38% N/A
Write-ins 106 0.01% +0.01%
Majority 289,474 32.46% +24.51%
Turnout 891,762
Republican hold Swing
United States Senate election in Iowa, 1980[61]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Chuck Grassley 683,014 53.49% +4.21%
Democratic John Culver (inc.) 581,545 45.54% -4.48%
Independent Garry De Young 5,858 0.46% N/A
Libertarian Robert V. Hengerer 4,233 0.33% N/A
Independent John Ingram Henderson 2,336 0.18% N/A
Write-ins 48 0.00% +0%
Majority 101,469 7.95% +7.20%
Turnout 1,772,983
Republican gain from Democratic Swing
United States Senate Republican Primary election in Iowa, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Republican Chuck Grassley 170,120 65.54%
Republican Tom Stoner 89,409 34.45%

1978 Iowa 3rd District United States Congressional Election

Chuck Grassley (R) (inc.) 74.8%
John Knudson (D) 25.2%

1976 Iowa 3rd District United States Congressional Election

Chuck Grassley (R) (inc.) 56%
Stephen Rapp 44%

1974 Iowa 3rd District United States Congressional Election

Chuck Grassley (R) 50.8%
Stephen Rapp (D) 49.2%

1974 Iowa 3rd District United States Congressional Republican Primary Election

Chuck Grassley (R) 42%
Robert Case (R) 28.2%
Charlene Conklin (R) 18.8%
Bart Schwieger (R) 6.6%
John Williams (R) 4.4%

1972 Iowa House of Representatives 37th District Election

Chuck Grassley (R) (inc.) 86.3%
Tim Youngblood (D) 13.7%

1970 Iowa House of Representatives 10th District Election

Chuck Grassley (R) (inc.) 62.7%
Rollin Howell (D) 36.2%
Colene Eliason (AI) 1.1%

1966 Iowa House of Representatives Butler District Election

Chuck Grassley (R) (inc.) 69.2%
Floyd Ramker (D) 30.8%

1964 Iowa House of Representatives Butler District Election

Chuck Grassley (R) (inc.) 60.9%
Beverly Moffitt (D) 39.1%

1962 Iowa House of Representatives Butler District Election

Chuck Grassley (R) (inc.) 64.3%
Vernon Garner (D) 35.7%

1960 Iowa House of Representatives Butler District Election

Chuck Grassley (R) (inc.) 69.1%
Vernon Garner (D) 30.9%

1958 Iowa House of Representatives Butler District Election

Chuck Grassley (R) 64.1%
Travis Moffitt (D) 35.9%

Personal life[edit]

Grassley married Barbara Ann Speicher on August 23, 1954; the couple have five children: Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, and Jay. Grassley is a member of The Family, the organization that organizes the National Prayer Breakfast.[62] His grandson Pat Grassley is a member of the Iowa House of Representatives.[63]

Awards[edit]

In 2009, Grassley received the "Health Policy Hero" award from the National Research Center for Women & Families[64] for his 2004 oversight of legislative reforms and accountability of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).[65] Grassley was also named the hardest working member of Congress by The Hill newspaper in June 2010, tied with Max Baucus.[66]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ "Grassleys opposition to individual insurance mandate comes under fire". Iowa Independent. October 8, 2009. 
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  45. ^ Harris, Gardiner; Carey, Benedict (June 8, 2008). "Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay". The New York Times. 
  46. ^ Weintraub, Arlene (June 26, 2008). "Drug Makers and College Labs: Too Cozy?". Business Week. 
  47. ^ "Stanford Researcher, Accused of Conflicts, Steps Down as NIH Principal Investigator". The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 1, 2008. 
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