Here`s The Scoop

Senator Chuck Grassley
2013-01-07 14:13:54
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_73347058.jpg] [link 1] Academic Success for Foster Youth* Legislation to make common sense, no-cost changes that will help increase the chances of academic success for children in the foster care system passed Congress in December. The Uninterrupted Scholars Act will give child welfare workers tools to make school transitions smoother. It allows access to educational records so decisions can be made about placement that create as much stability... *Read more* [link 2] Urging Russia to Reconsider Adoption Policy* Thousands of Russian children living in institutions will lose the opportunity to become part of a family because of a law signed just before the new year by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The law overturns an agreement reached just last summer to simplify adoptions by Americans, reportedly in retaliation for the United States� standing up to human rights violations in Russia. The fallout is terribly sad. At any given moment, there are at least 1,000 Russian children in the process of finding supportive and protective families in the United States, based on the statistics of the last few years. In December, I joined 15 other U.S. senators in urging President Putin to veto this permanent ban... *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* Vern Bloyd of KOKX Radio in Keokuk and Gordon Wolf of the Denison Bulletin asked about the fiscal cliff, the federal tax incentive for wind energy, and the farm bill during a 10-minute Q&A last Thursday. Listen here [link 5] Federal Income Tax* Congress has made permanent most of the income tax relief I first authored in 2001, though political leaders in Washington have yet to take on the federal spending problem that jeopardizes opportunities for future generations of Americans. Read more [link 6] Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Weekly Video Address Pic, 1-4-13.jpg] [link 7] Get to Work on Spending Problem* A comprehensive, bipartisan effort to enact meaningful spending reforms would show the world the United States is committed to fiscal fitness and prosperity for generations to come. There�s no time to waste in getting to work to address the spending problem that has increased the national debt from $10 trillion to $16 trillion since 2008, and with no end in sight for trillion dollar deficits... *Watch more* [link 8] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/NavyPSA2.jpg] [link 9] The Battle Against �Spice�* The U.S. Navy continues to *educate* [link 10] sailors about the ill effects of synthetic drugs. The latest effort is a video showing the hallucinations, agitation, and violent urges that result from the drug known as �K2� or �Spice.� The Navy is right to educate its ranks about these noxious products. A recent federal *report* [link 11] documented thousands of emergency room visits nationwide by synthetic drug users. Mostly young men, the users experienced... Read more [link 12]
January 07, 2013

Keeping in Touch

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

Grassley Direct

Vern Bloyd of KOKX Radio in Keokuk and Gordon Wolf of the Denison Bulletin asked about the fiscal cliff, the federal tax incentive for wind energy, and the farm bill during a 10-minute Q&A last Thursday.
Listen here

Federal Income Tax

Congress has made permanent most of the income tax relief I first authored in 2001, though political leaders in Washington have yet to take on the federal spending problem that jeopardizes opportunities for future generations of Americans.
Read more

Tell a Friend


Get to Work on Spending Problem

A comprehensive, bipartisan effort to enact meaningful spending reforms would show the world the United States is committed to fiscal fitness and prosperity for generations to come. There’s no time to waste in getting to work to address the spending problem that has increased the national debt from $10 trillion to $16 trillion since 2008, and with no end in sight for trillion dollar deficits... Watch more

The Battle Against “Spice”

The U.S. Navy continues to Read more

Academic Success for Foster Youth

Legislation to make common sense, no-cost changes that will help increase the chances of academic success for children in the foster care system passed Congress in December. The Uninterrupted Scholars Act will give child welfare workers tools to make school transitions smoother. It allows access to educational records so decisions can be made about placement that create as much stability... Read more

Urging Russia to Reconsider Adoption Policy

Thousands of Russian children living in institutions will lose the opportunity to become part of a family because of a law signed just before the new year by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The law overturns an agreement reached just last summer to simplify adoptions by Americans, reportedly in retaliation for the United States' standing up to human rights violations in Russia. The fallout is terribly sad. At any given moment, there are at least 1,000 Russian children in the process of finding supportive and protective families in the United States, based on the statistics of the last few years. In December, I joined 15 other U.S. senators in urging President Putin to veto this permanent ban... Read more

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