The Scoop: New Ag Secretary, VA Health Care, Biodiesel, Bipartisanship

Senator Chuck Grassley
2017-04-29 07:15:46
<outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenGrassley/Scoop.jpg> About Grassley <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww grassley.senate.gov%2fabout&redir_log=928978509833256> Constituent Services <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww grassley.senate.gov%2fconstituents&redir_log=449195868256312> News Center <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww grassley.senate.gov%2fnews&redir_log=1069771078250> Contact Grassley <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww grassley.senate.gov%2fcontact&redir_log=704803046076271> Grassley Direct I spoke with <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.grassley.senate.gov%2fnews%2faudio%2fcapitol-hill-report-131&redir_log =04239890058454> Ed Funston of KILR in Estherville and Gordon Wolf of the Denison Bulletin and Review about President Trump's proposed tax plan, defunding sanctuary cities, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, reform of the biodiesel tax credit and North Korea. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.grassley.senate.gov%2fnews%2faudio%2fcapitol-hill-report-131&redir_log =04239890058454> Q&A: Small Business Q. Why are small businesses a big deal for America? Q. What issues do you hear about from small business employers and their employees? <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fme dium.com%2f%40ChuckGrassley%2fq-a-small-businesses-e4538a698c48&redir_lo g=747670800607442> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fhtt p%3a%2f%2fwww.grassley.senate.gov%2fnews%2fcommentary%2fqa-country-origi n-labeling&redir_log=804103542421567> Quick Links Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue received broad, bipartisan support to become the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.grassley.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fgrassley-statement-confir mation-sonny-perdue-be-us-secretary-agriculture&redir_log=82923080827987 6> . I'm confident that he will hit the ground running in his new job. I also look forward to working with Secretary Perdue and consulting his department as a new Farm Bill is drafted and as international trade is debated in Congress. I introduced <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.grassley.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fgrassley-cantwell-lead-gr oup-14-senators-bolster-renewable-fuels-biodiesel-tax&redir_log=92033828 7684906> bipartisan legislation to reform the biodiesel tax credit <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.facebook.com%2fgrassley%2fposts%2f10155146780185797%3fnotif_t%3dnotify _me_page%26notif_id%3d1493069469137661&redir_log=468012134754699> and extend the new policy for three years. This bill would end a system that gives many foreign producers a leg up over U.S. producers and give certainty to the biodiesel industry, which employs thousands of Iowans <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.facebook.com%2fgrassley%2fvideos%2fvb.106480645796%2f10155149354710797 %2f%3ftype%3d2%26theater%26notif_t%3dnotify_me_page%26notif_id%3d1493247 786216024&redir_log=012720580505963> . U.S. producers shouldn't be put at a disadvantage by foreign producers that in many cases are double dipping by benefiting from U.S. tax incentives on top of their own significant government subsidies. According to a newly released independent study, I ranked fifth <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fou treach.senate.gov%2fiqextranet%2fiqClickTrk.aspx%3f%26cid%3dSenGrassley% 26crop%3d14271.8982253.5541510.7338375%26report_id%3d%26redirect%3dhttps %253a%252f%252fwww.grassley.senate.gov%252fnews%252fnews-releases%252fst udy-grassley-ranks-fifth-senate-bipartisanship%26redir_log%3d11649180553 706&redir_log=145739631892> in the United States Senate for bipartisanship in the 114th Congress. I hope my work for Iowans <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww messengernews.net%2fopinion%2feditorial%2f2017%2f04%2fgrassley-shows-ho w-congress-should-function%2f&redir_log=308711681302689> serves as an example that working together is not only possible, but also should be expected of elected officials. I introduced <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.grassley.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fbipartisan-bill-seeks-hel p-meet-shortage-health-care-professionals-serving&redir_log=295148523836 885> bipartisan legislation to help improve veterans' health care by encouraging medical professionals to work in under-served areas. The Department of Veterans Affairs ought to have every tool at its disposal to help recruit medical professionals wherever they're needed so that veterans aren't forced to wait for care. I re-introduced <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.grassley.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fleaders-senate-and-house- judiciary-committees-reintroduce-bipartisan-legislation&redir_log=819843 438689933> bipartisan legislation to combat the anticompetitive practices used by some brand-name pharmaceutical and biologic companies to block entry of lower-cost generic drugs into the marketplace. This bill takes important steps to improve the current system so that consumers have access to more affordable generic drugs in a timely fashion. I introduced <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.grassley.senate.gov%2fnews%2fnews-releases%2fgrassley-leads-resolution -commemorating-national-sexual-assault-awareness-month&redir_log=3116394 83129928> a bipartisan resolution to commemorate April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Many survivors of sexual violence suffer from severe and lasting challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. This resolution brings greater awareness to the problem of sexual assault and publicly acknowledges the survivors of such horrible crimes. Post of the Week <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.instagram.com%2fp%2fBTWd280A58q%2f%3ftaken-by%3dsenatorchuckgrassley%2 6hl%3den&redir_log=761230134064553> Mallory Smith of West Des Moines A photo <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2ftw itter.com%2fChuckGrassley%2fstatus%2f857232031381696512&redir_log=552609 671632363> posted by @senatorchuckgrassley <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx &crop=13974.9001902.5541354.7038002&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fww w.instagram.com%2fsenatorchuckgrassley%2f%3fhl%3den&redir_log=0550357694 76377> on April 27, 2017

 Grassley Direct

I spoke with Ed Funston of KILR in Estherville and Gordon Wolf of the Denison Bulletin and Review about President Trump’s proposed tax plan, defunding sanctuary cities, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, reform of the biodiesel tax credit and North Korea.

Q&A: Small Business

Q. Why are small businesses a big deal for America?
Q. What issues do you hear about from small business employers and their employees?

Quick Links

Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue received broad, bipartisan support to become the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. I’m confident that he will hit the ground running in his new job. I also look forward to working with Secretary Perdue and consulting his department as a new Farm Bill is drafted and as international trade is debated in Congress.

I introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the biodiesel tax credit and extend the new policy for three years. This bill would end a system that gives many foreign producers a leg up over U.S. producers and give certainty to the biodiesel industry, which employs thousands of Iowans. U.S. producers shouldn’t be put at a disadvantage by foreign producers that in many cases are double dipping by benefiting from U.S. tax incentives on top of their own significant government subsidies. 

According to a newly released independent study, I ranked fifth in the United States Senate for bipartisanship in the 114th Congress. I hope my work for Iowans serves as an example that working together is not only possible, but also should be expected of elected officials.

I introduced bipartisan legislation to help improve veterans' health care by encouraging medical professionals to work in under-served areas. The Department of Veterans Affairs ought to have every tool at its disposal to help recruit medical professionals wherever they’re needed so that veterans aren't forced to wait for care.

I re-introduced bipartisan legislation to combat the anticompetitive practices used by some brand-name pharmaceutical and biologic companies to block entry of lower-cost generic drugs into the marketplace. This bill takes important steps to improve the current system so that consumers have access to more affordable generic drugs in a timely fashion.

I introduced a bipartisan resolution to commemorate April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Many survivors of sexual violence suffer from severe and lasting challenges, including post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. This resolution brings greater awareness to the problem of sexual assault and publicly acknowledges the survivors of such horrible crimes.

Post of the Week



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