Here's The Scoop

Senator Chuck Grassley
2013-06-03 15:21:14
The Scoop Face-to-Face Meetings Sitting in a coffee shop in my hometown of New Hartford years ago, I overhead a comment about a politician coming to town followed by a remark that it must mean it�s election time. Right there I made a decision. If I ever had the opportunity to serve Iowans in elected office, I would come around regularly, not just at election time. I�ve had that opportunity, and while representing Iowans in the United States Senate since 1980, I�ve held a face-to-face meeting with Iowans in every county, every year to answer questions and listen to concerns. Last week, my meetings with constituents were in Jefferson, Rockwell City, Fort Dodge, Dakota City, Pocahontas, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Algona, Clarion, and Webster City. I took questions about the IRS and scandals involving other government agencies, immigration policy, federal spending, the attack in Benghazi, gun control, the Common Core curriculum, my Fast and Furious investigation, taxes, the Federal Reserve, Social Security, the Veterans Administration, and other topics. These official business meetings in Iowa are the most important way I keep in touch. I like to use social media and my website to communicate, too, and have always been committed to responding to every phone call, email and letter from Iowans. I urge people to contact me and expect a response and if they don�t get one, to follow up and demand an answer. I also make it a priority to meet with Iowans who travel to Washington on business, on education-related trips, or with their families to see the Capitol, White House, monuments and museums. Representative government is a two-way street. It�s strengthened by an ongoing and open dialogue between elected officials and the people we represent. I appreciate the participation of Iowans in these meetings, and I�m committed to making the process of representative government work with at least one meeting every year in each of Iowa�s 99 counties. Monday, June 3, 2013
June 03, 2013

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