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Judiciary hearing points to failures leading to Parkland shooting

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, stands at a hearing March 14 addressing oversight in the Parkland, Florida, school shootings, in which 17 people died.

Gage Miskimen, [email protected]

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — As students across the nation rallied against gun violence with school walkouts, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, presided over the “See Something, Say Something” Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 14. The hearing focused on the oversight of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman...

Grassley comments on Tillerson firing

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, sat down with Daily Iowan reporters on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Grassley discussed his disagreement with President Trump's decision to remove Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (Gage Miskimen/The Daily Iowan)

March 13, 2018

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said that if it were up to him, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson would not have been fired. “I look at it this way: The president is the president of the United States, he’s got to have the [people on his] team that he wants to have on his ...

Grassley, Ernst: Iowa trade to be protected in NAFTA renegotiation

Grassley, Ernst: Iowa trade to be protected in NAFTA renegotiation

March 14, 2017

By Maria Curi [email protected] WASHINGTON – Several hours before participating in a Senate Finance Committee hearing on March 14 to consider the nomination of Robert Lighthizer to be the U.S. Trade Representative, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in an interview with The Daily Iowan recalled...

Cautious dancing partners

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

September 21, 2016

Grassley reveals criminal-justice legislation

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

April 29, 2016

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and a handful of his Senate colleagues unveiled revamped criminal-justice legislation on Thursday that was once billed as the best bipartisan hope for this session of Congress. More than 200 days ago, Grassley, the chairman of the influential Judiciary Committee, announced...

Guest opinion: Constitution, Supreme Court, and people’s voice

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April 14, 2016

The Constitution mandates the president “shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint . . . Judges of the supreme Court.” President Obama sent the Senate his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland on Feb. 13. Of course, any senator can vote “no” on Garland’s...

Unruffled, Grassley rolls along

FILE - Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, listens to a speech being delivered at the Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines on Saturday, May 16, 2015. (The Daily Iowan/file)

Stacey Murray, [email protected]

March 24, 2016

Washington, D.C — Sen. Chuck Grassley’s days are a mixture of his Iowa roots and the national spotlight that has shone upon him a little brighter since former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death. Grassley, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has refused to hold hearings...

Judicial Crisis Network rolls our Pro-Grassley ad campaign opposing Obama’s court pick

en. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, walks with Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 17, 2016. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been steadfast in his refusal to hold a confirmation hearing for any nominee during the waning months of Obama’s presidency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

March 22, 2016

  The Judicial Crisis Network — a leading Washington, D.C., conservative judicial group — on Monday dropped a major political investment in Iowa and across the country regarding the on-going Supreme Court nomination battle. As chairman, Grassley, 82, oversees the judicial confirmation...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

March 8, 2016

Don’t let politics dirty Iowa’s air Growing up in Iowa, some of my fondest memories are of being outside enjoying clear skies and fresh air. I’m proud of where I’m from, especially now that Iowa is the country’s leader in wind energy with 31 percent of our energy coming from wind. Th...

Grassley pushes back

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

February 26, 2016

After three days of top Senate Democrats focusing their ire on Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican pushed back on Thursday on those who have critiqued him and his party about filling, or not, a vacancy on the Supreme Court. “Mr. President, yesterday the minority leader came to the floor to...

Grassley sparks Dems’ wrath

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

Brent Griffiths, [email protected]

February 25, 2016

  Democrats and newspaper editorial boards are imploring Sen. Chuck Grassley to do his job by holding hearings for a Supreme Court nominee. The 82-year-old argued that he and his Republican colleagues are heeding those calls by pledging to block President Obama from filling a vacancy on the nation’s...

Grassley at center of Supreme Court storm

United States Senator for Iowa Chuck Grassley speaks at the University Club for the Republican Dinner on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Grassley has been serving since 1981, previously being in the United States House of Representatives. (The Daily Iowan/McCall Radavich)

Quentin Misiag, [email protected]

February 19, 2016

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is still in agreement with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that the next president should select a new nominee to the Supreme Court, but he has gone back and forth in recent days about how and how quickly it should be filed. In a brief interview Thursday,...