Here's The Scoop

Senator Chuck Grassley
2013-03-04 16:00:53
The Scoop Keeping in Touch* I hope you�ll contact me with your questions and comments. *Send a message * [link 1] Grassley Direct* Bryan Nichols and Sean Secrease � hosts of �The Morning Meeting� on WTAD Radio in Quincy � asked about sequestration, Bob Woodward, and regular order in the U.S. Senate during a live interview earlier today. *Listen here* [link 2]** ** Q&A: �Too Big to Jail"* The Justice Department�s decision not to pursue aggressive criminal prosecutions of major banks for financial fraud is puzzling, made more so by the department�s use of outside �experts� to advise on potential prosecutions. I�m working to find out why the federal government apparently has concluded big banks are �too big to jail.� *Read more* [link 3] Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/shutterstock_2548798.jpg] [link 4] Legacy of Deficits and Debt as Far as the Eye Can See* Every wage-earning American started the new year with less take-home pay. The payroll tax holiday ended on January 1, which meant breadwinners across the country were forced to figure out how to make ends meet with two percent less. Now Washington is getting a taste of its own medicine: making do with less. Automatic spending cuts took effect on March 1, requiring Uncle Sam to cut back 2.4 percent of... *Read more* [link 5] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/shutterstock_103976864.jpg] [link 6] Summer Internships* Summer 2013 internships are available in my offices � both in Washington and Iowa � for college-age Iowans who want to learn more about government and gain valuable work experience. The internships are open to students in all areas of study, and I encourage anyone interested to apply. Previous interns put their first-hand account on video (*watch here [link 7]*). It gives a good sense of what�s involved. On the job, interns help permanent staff members with administrative, legislative, and communications work... *Read more* [link 8] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/shutterstock_45803236.jpg] [link 9] Improve Standards, Reduce Costs* The federal government pays for about 40 percent of the births in the United States. Complicated deliveries are risky for mothers and babies and expensive for taxpayers. It makes sense to improve maternity care for women and newborns, to save lives and reduce health care costs. This week, I introduced a bill with Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan to fill gaps in existing quality measure programs so that... *Read more* [link 10] Let the Sun Shine in the Federal Courts* Could you imagine if the American people could see the Constitution, not as some dusty old document only read about in the history books, but to actually see it upheld daily by the actions of their federal judiciary on televisions across the country, like C-SPAN coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate? It would be a tremendous learning experience for people of all ages. That�s why I�m renewing my effort to bring more transparency into federal courtrooms. My �Sunshine in the Courtroom Act� allows judges at all federal court levels to open their courtrooms to television cameras and radio broadcasts. This year�s bill is bipartisan and bicameral. I�m once again introducing legislation with Senator Chuck Schumer in the Senate, and Congressman Steve... *Read more* [link 11]
March 04, 2013

Keeping in Touch

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

Grassley Direct

Bryan Nichols and Sean Secrease � hosts of �The Morning Meeting� on WTAD Radio in Quincy � asked about sequestration, Bob Woodward, and regular order in the U.S. Senate during a live interview earlier today.
Listen here

Q&A: �Too Big to Jail"

The Justice Department�s decision not to pursue aggressive criminal prosecutions of major banks for financial fraud is puzzling, made more so by the department�s use of outside �experts� to advise on potential prosecutions. I�m working to find out why the federal government apparently has concluded big banks are �too big to jail.�
Read more

Tell a Friend


Legacy of Deficits and Debt as Far as the Eye Can See

Every wage-earning American started the new year with less take-home pay. The payroll tax holiday ended on January 1, which meant breadwinners across the country were forced to figure out how to make ends meet with two percent less. Now Washington is getting a taste of its own medicine: making do with less. Automatic spending cuts took effect on March 1, requiring Uncle Sam to cut back 2.4 percent of... Read more

Summer Internships

Summer 2013 internships are available in my offices � both in Washington and Iowa � for college-age Iowans who want to learn more about government and gain valuable work experience. The internships are open to students in all areas of study, and I encourage anyone interested to apply. Previous interns put their first-hand account on video (). It gives a good sense of what�s involved. On the job, interns help permanent staff members with administrative, legislative, and communications work... Read more

Improve Standards, Reduce Costs

The federal government pays for about 40 percent of the births in the United States. Complicated deliveries are risky for mothers and babies and expensive for taxpayers. It makes sense to improve maternity care for women and newborns, to save lives and reduce health care costs. This week, I introduced a bill with Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan to fill gaps in existing quality measure programs so that... Read more

Let the Sun Shine in the Federal Courts

Could you imagine if the American people could see the Constitution, not as some dusty old document only read about in the history books, but to actually see it upheld daily by the actions of their federal judiciary on televisions across the country, like C-SPAN coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate? It would be a tremendous learning experience for people of all ages. That�s why I�m renewing my effort to bring more transparency into federal courtrooms. My �Sunshine in the Courtroom Act� allows judges at all federal court levels to open their courtrooms to television cameras and radio broadcasts. This year�s bill is bipartisan and bicameral. I�m once again introducing legislation with Senator Chuck Schumer in the Senate, and Congressman Steve... Read more

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