Here`s The Scoop

Senator Chuck Grassley
2012-11-19 15:51:29
If you are having trouble viewing this E-newsletter, please visit [grassley.enews.senate.gov/mail/util.cfm for the Web Version. The Scoop [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/shutterstock_109577882.jpg] [link 1] Avoid Cliff with Fiscal Discipline* More than 50 years ago, Winston Churchill said, � for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.� In the coming weeks, I hope to work in Congress and with the President to reach a bipartisan agreement to help put the country back on sound fiscal footing. For this work to be successful, out-of-control government spending and entitlement reforms must be addressed, along with an emphasis on economic growth... *Read more* [link 2] Iraqi Government Releases Well-known Terrorist* Last week I learned that the Iraqi government released terrorist Ali Musa Daqduq from prison. Daqduq was captured on the battlefield by American troops. Less than a year ago, the U.S. government transferred the terrorist to Iraqi custody where he was supposed to stand trial. Instead, the high-ranking official in Hezbollah was released and is now in Lebanon. Daqduq has one of the most significant records of terrorist activity with Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds Force, even training them and Iraqi extremists to use improvised explosive devices, mortars, rockets and other terrorist tactics against American troops. In 2007, Daqduq orchestrated a brazen kidnapping in Iraq that resulted in the executions of five U.S. military personnel. Over the last 18 months... *Read more* [link 3] Keeping in Touch* I hope you�ll contact me with your questions and comments. Send a message [link 4] Grassley Direct* Ryan Long of KICD Radio in Spencer and Dale Wegner of The Sac Sun in Sac City asked about the farm bill, the fiscal cliff, the wind energy production tax credit and Benghazi during a 10-minute Q&A on Thursday. Listen here [link 5] Q&A: China* Our country has a big interest in how new leaders in China determine the appropriate role for the state in China�s economy, shape China�s foreign policy, and give China�s citizens a meaningful role in the development of their political system. China is America�s second largest trading partner, and there are opportunities to increase exports to China from Iowa and other states. Read more [link 6] Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Video Address, 11-19-12.jpg] [link 7] Congress Updates Whistleblower Protections with Grassley Bill* The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 is on its way to the President�s desk to be signed into law. This legislation updates a 1989 law to protect federal employees who speak out about wrongdoing in government agencies...�*Watch more* [link 8] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/shutterstock_40672663.jpg] Root Out Wasteful Spending* The looming federal budget sequestration emphasizes the need to root out wasteful spending at the Department of Defense. For the effort to be successful, the Inspector General must be ready and willing to hold accountable and bring about improvements from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service within the Department of Defense. The strength of the Inspector General is a critical component in Defense Secretary Leon Panetta�s effort to bring the Defense Department into compliance with the Chief Financial Officers Act. A recent case is cause for concern. It presents an opportunity to make urgent and necessary improvements in audit oversight by the Inspector General. This oversight has to be top notch... *Read more* [link 9]
November 19, 2012

Keeping in Touch

I hope you’ll contact me with your questions and comments.
Send a message

Grassley Direct

Ryan Long of KICD Radio in Spencer and Dale Wegner of The Sac Sun in Sac City asked about the farm bill, the fiscal cliff, the wind energy production tax credit and Benghazi during a 10-minute Q&A on Thursday.
Listen here

Q&A: China

Our country has a big interest in how new leaders in China determine the appropriate role for the state in China’s economy, shape China’s foreign policy, and give China’s citizens a meaningful role in the development of their political system. China is America’s second largest trading partner, and there are opportunities to increase exports to China from Iowa and other states.
Read more

Tell a Friend


Congress Updates Whistleblower Protections with Grassley Bill

The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 is on its way to the President's desk to be signed into law. This legislation updates a 1989 law to protect federal employees who speak out about wrongdoing in government agencies... Watch more

Root Out Wasteful Spending

The looming federal budget sequestration emphasizes the need to root out wasteful spending at the Department of Defense. For the effort to be successful, the Inspector General must be ready and willing to hold accountable and bring about improvements from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service within the Department of Defense. The strength of the Inspector General is a critical component in Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s effort to bring the Defense Department into compliance with the Chief Financial Officers Act. A recent case is cause for concern. It presents an opportunity to make urgent and necessary improvements in audit oversight by the Inspector General. This oversight has to be top notch... Read more

Avoid Cliff with Fiscal Discipline

More than 50 years ago, Winston Churchill said, “… for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” In the coming weeks, I hope to work in Congress and with the President to reach a bipartisan agreement to help put the country back on sound fiscal footing. For this work to be successful, out-of-control government spending and entitlement reforms must be addressed, along with an emphasis on economic growth... Read more

Iraqi Government Releases Well-known Terrorist

Last week I learned that the Iraqi government released terrorist Ali Musa Daqduq from prison. Daqduq was captured on the battlefield by American troops. Less than a year ago, the U.S. government transferred the terrorist to Iraqi custody where he was supposed to stand trial. Instead, the high-ranking official in Hezbollah was released and is now in Lebanon. Daqduq has one of the most significant records of terrorist activity with Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds Force, even training them and Iraqi extremists to use improvised explosive devices, mortars, rockets and other terrorist tactics against American troops. In 2007, Daqduq orchestrated a brazen kidnapping in Iraq that resulted in the executions of five U.S. military personnel. Over the last 18 months... Read more

If you no longer wish to receive these emails simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe