Latest Chuck Grassley News

Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

Jul. 27, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died after he broke his neck in a bicycle accident. He was 77. Enzi died peacefully Monday surrounded by family and friends,...

In shift, GOP ramps up vaccine push as resistance hardens

Jul. 23, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking —...

GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

Jul. 22, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring. But after months of ignoring — and, in some cases, stoking —...

Iowa pork producer: We need year-round immigrant workers

Jul. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round. A spokeswoman for Iowa Select Farms — the state's largest pork producer — told U.S. senators during a Senate Judiciary Committee...

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley's seat

Jul. 22, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a former congresswoman, is running for Republican Chuck Grassley's U.S. Senate seat, hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over the years. The 32-year-old...

Critics take aim at charitable money sitting in donor funds

Jul. 20, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Wealthy philanthropists have long enjoyed an advantageous way to give to charity: Using something called a donor-advised fund, they've been able to enjoy tax deductions and investment gains on their donations long before they give the money away. These so-called DAFs set...

Critics take aim at charitable money sitting in donor funds

Jul. 20, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

Wealthy philanthropists have long enjoyed an advantageous way to give to charity: Using something called a donor-advised fund, they've been able to enjoy tax deductions and investment gains on their donations long before they give the money away. These so-called DAFs set...

Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency

Jul. 10, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. Biden asked commissioner Andrew Saul to resign, and his employment...

Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency

Jul. 09, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. Biden asked commissioner Andrew Saul to resign, and his...

Eyeing another run, Grassley shows Iowans he's keeping up

Jul. 09, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — In dress shirts and pants, Chuck Grassley and Tom Cotton dropped to their knees on stage at a recent Iowa Republican Party fundraiser and began pumping out pushups. The 87-year-old Iowa senator's were slow and deliberate while his Arkansas colleague's were crisp...