Here's the Scoop!

Senator Chuck Grassley
2013-09-16 17:47:37
The Scoop Grassley Direct* In an interview today with Trent Rice, host of �Your Turn� at KASI radio in Ames, we discussed the shootings at the U.S. Navy Yard, possible nominations to be the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and the latest on the Syrian crisis. *Listen here [link 1]* Q&A: Farm Safety* As Iowa agriculture gears up for another harvest season, National Farm Safety and Health Week, which is held Sept. 15-21, helps to draw attention to environmental safety, workplace precautions and emergency response practices that farming communities can put in place to keep families and their neighbors safe and sound. *Read more* [link 2] Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] Considering the Options on Syria* The White House has whipsawed on possible U.S. military action in Syria. First, the Secretary of State went public with an urgent plea to address the abhorrent use of chemical weapons. The President seemed to agree on the urgency, then slowed down and said he�d seek congressional approval. Later, when congressional approval was far from assured, the President embraced the idea of a diplomatic offer spearheaded by the Russians.� As a Senator facing a vote on military action, I took every opportunity to follow the options and stay informed about the latest intelligence.� I went to the White House for a secured briefing about Syria with Vice President Joe Biden... *Read more* [link 3] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Weekly%20Video%20address%209-16-13.jpg] [link 4] Holding the Federal Judiciary Accountable for Spending* As American households are expected to make ends meet with less, Washington needs to do the same. I�ve asked for information about conferences held by federal judicial circuits at luxurious resorts in Colorado, Georgia and Hawaii. Tough decisions about spending need to be made across the federal government, and the judiciary shouldn�t be exempt... *Watch here* [link 5] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/2-Agriculture 9-16-13, shutterstock_48384775.jpg] [link 6] Agriculture is Key to American Prosperity* As the heat index rises along the Potomac, it�s easy to understand why ice cream was a favored treat at Mount Vernon, the home of America�s first president. In addition to his presidency and military service, the life and legacy of George Washington is rooted in farming. An innovative steward of the land, Washington understood the importance of agriculture to America�s prosperity... *Read more* [link 7] Protecting the Rights of Reporters, Ensuring the Protection of National Security* Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which I�m the Ranking Member, passed legislation to protect the rights of reporters, while seeking to balance legitimate law enforcement efforts to combat violent crime, terrorism and espionage.� The Judiciary Committee considered similar legislation in 2009.� On one hand, reporters help expose waste, fraud and abuse, and ensure that we have an informed citizenry.� On the other hand, we must be certain that efforts to be transparent don�t hinder national security initiatives... *Read more* [link 8]
September 16, 2013

Grassley Direct

In an interview today with Trent Rice, host of �Your Turn� at KASI radio in Ames, we discussed the shootings at the U.S. Navy Yard, possible nominations to be the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve, and the latest on the Syrian crisis.
Listen here

Q&A: Farm Safety

As Iowa agriculture gears up for another harvest season, National Farm Safety and Health Week, which is held Sept. 15-21, helps to draw attention to environmental safety, workplace precautions and emergency response practices that farming communities can put in place to keep families and their neighbors safe and sound.
Read more

Tell a Friend


Considering the Options on Syria

The White House has whipsawed on possible U.S. military action in Syria. First, the Secretary of State went public with an urgent plea to address the abhorrent use of chemical weapons. The President seemed to agree on the urgency, then slowed down and said he�d seek congressional approval. Later, when congressional approval was far from assured, the President embraced the idea of a diplomatic offer spearheaded by the Russians.  As a Senator facing a vote on military action, I took every opportunity to follow the options and stay informed about the latest intelligence.  I went to the White House for a secured briefing about Syria with Vice President Joe Biden... Read more

Holding the Federal Judiciary Accountable for Spending

As American households are expected to make ends meet with less, Washington needs to do the same. I�ve asked for information about conferences held by federal judicial circuits at luxurious resorts in Colorado, Georgia and Hawaii. Tough decisions about spending need to be made across the federal government, and the judiciary shouldn�t be exempt... Watch here


Agriculture is Key to American Prosperity

As the heat index rises along the Potomac, it�s easy to understand why ice cream was a favored treat at Mount Vernon, the home of America�s first president. In addition to his presidency and military service, the life and legacy of George Washington is rooted in farming. An innovative steward of the land, Washington understood the importance of agriculture to America�s prosperity... Read more

Protecting the Rights of Reporters, Ensuring the Protection of National Security

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which I�m the Ranking Member, passed legislation to protect the rights of reporters, while seeking to balance legitimate law enforcement efforts to combat violent crime, terrorism and espionage.  The Judiciary Committee considered similar legislation in 2009.  On one hand, reporters help expose waste, fraud and abuse, and ensure that we have an informed citizenry.  On the other hand, we must be certain that efforts to be transparent don�t hinder national security initiatives... Read more

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