U.S. Senator. Family farmer. Lifetime resident of New Hartford, IA. Also follow @GrassleyPress for news and information.

Iowa
Joined November 2007
I reintroduced bipartisan/bicameral Campus Accountability & Safety Act w Sen Gillibrand it will combat sexual assault on college campuses & it’s something Ive been working on since 2014 We can do more to protect students & our bill will ensure perpetrators are brought 2 justice
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Q&a w Marshalltown Rotary Club 94ppl issues: bipartisanship supporting law enforcement drug enforcement economy elections border security working for the ppl of Iowa DACA mental health etc #99countymeetings
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I support the new suicide/crisis lifeline U can call/text 988 anytime if u or loved one is struggling w thoughts of suicide Important crisis stabilization centers can receive fed $ I’m asking CMS 2 clarify regulatory certainty so access 2 care @ centers is available
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Glad CMS continues 2 implement my bipartisan ACE Kids law 2 cut red tape & improve care 4 kids with complex medical conditions & their families I urge CMS to continue their partnership w states & stakeholders 2 improve coordinated care
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October is breast cancer awareness month Join me in spreading the word for more prevention detection & research
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KGB Putin sham “referendum” fools nobody as Ukraine military liberates grateful villages Reminds me of Soviet fake elections & annexation @ gunpoint in 1940 of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania US never recognized We will never recognize Russian forced annexation of any part of Ukraine
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My Disclosing Foreign Influence in Lobbying Act unanimously cleared Senate Congress+Americans shld know who is really behind efforts 2 lobby on US policy This bipartisan bill unmasks foreign groups like Chinese communist party that conceal their roles in influence campaigns
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The Speak Out bill I cosponsored & passed out of Judic cmte in a bipartisan way just passed Senate unanimously This legis will ensure ppl w non disclosure agreements can’t be muzzled to speak out on sexual assault or harassment claims this ought 2b law ASAP
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Accountability is needed Dept of Defense must answer questions about their PBM Express Scripts reimbursements Need 2 protect TRICARE patients access 2 community pharmacies Reduced reimbursement & lack of access 2 local pharmacy will hurt patients especially in rural Iowa
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Informal mtg w Iowa Rural Water before our flight home
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Met the Knause family from Muscatine while they toured the Capitol
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Justice Dept sent 20+ agents to arrest pro-life advocate in PA for a year-old incident that locals dismissed DOJ needs to explain who signed off on misuse of resources for what appears like political targeting + justify it Several colleagues and I pushing for those answers
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Im leading advocate in Senate 2 lower Rx drug prices to hold Big Pharma AND powerful middlemen called PBMs accountable Senate should pass ASAP 6 bipartisan bills I lead/support 2 lower insulin cost/hold powerful PBMs accountable/create more competition 4 lower prices
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2day Democrats blocked my clean bipartisan 14 month extension to schedule fentanyl analogs to keep our kids safe UNACCEPTABLE
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Welcome 2Pres Biden’s America where gas prices are 50% higher than when he took office & diesel is 84% higher due to Biden’s AntiEnergy agenda Gas & diesel & heating is a component in every good & service provided and the reason why inflation won’t go away anytime soon
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Spoke with the Iowa Rural Electric Cooperatives about rural economic development & supply chain issues / inflation
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I introd the Farm Credit for Americans Act w Senator Brown 2 prevent foreign individuals & investors from using the Farm Credit System designed 4 Family farmers!! Food security = national security & thx to family farms we have safest & best food system in the world
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#hurricaineIan we know florida has been thru this b4 & they know how to handle it but there’s going to be a lot of damage & we hv to let them know they are in our thoughts & prayers we in congress are standing by to make sure there’s enough FEMA $$$ available
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Good way to start the day: mtg w Iowans & Sen Ernst
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Pres Biden’s exec order to cancel student loans will cost taxpayers $400 BILLION per congressional budget office Pres Biden continues to pour gasoline on the fires of inflation which is highest since 1979 When Biden took office inflation was 1.4% now it’s 8.3%
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