Here's the Scoop!

Senator Chuck Grassley
2015-03-10 16:31:19
The Scoop Keeping in Touch* I hope you�ll contact me with questions and comments. *Send a message * [link 1] Grassley Direct* Yesterday, I spoke with Mike Adams on AgriTalk about ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, U.S. trade with Cuba, the Keystone XL pipeline, and Trade Promotion Authority. *Listen here* [link 2]** ** Q&A: �Dirty Dozen� Tax Scams* The IRS recently issued a list of tax scams it calls the �Dirty Dozen.� For 2015, the IRS says aggressive telephone and email phishing scams rank highest among the most common schemes used to trick taxpayers into revealing personal information. Taxpayers must exercise an abundance of caution when providing personal information and receiving advice on tax issues. *Read more* [link 3] Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Human Trafficking, 3-10-15.jpg] Working to Restore Dignity to Survivors of Human Trafficking* This week the Senate began debate on legislation that would establish strong anti-trafficking measures that target predators who traffic innocent young people. It�s a debate that is too often shoved under the rug because we�re either embarrassed by the topic or in denial that human trafficking may be happening in our communities... *Read more [link 4]* [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Private Email Accounts, 3-10-15.jpg] Public Figures + Private Email = Problem* The controversy over then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton�s use of private email as a public figure is inspiring a debate over who conducts public business on private email and what that means for good government and accountability. It�s a debate we as a country need to have. A trend seems to be developing of government officials who use private email, either allegedly or without doubt for official business. That has negative implications for the public�s right to know how public business is conducted and how taxpayer dollars are spent... *Read more* [link 5] � [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Veterans Fellowship, 2-23-15.jpg] Calling Iowans With Recent Military Service* If you�re a military veteran in Iowa with recent service or know someone who is, I hope you�ll read this piece. Recognizing the outstanding military service of returning Iowa veterans and the challenges veterans can face after leaving military service, I wanted to offer an opportunity that taps into their civic-minded call to duty and helps veterans transition into their next chapter as private citizens. This opportunity is a new fellowship in my office for Iowans with recent military service... *Read more* [link 6] Which Nursing Homes Make the Grade?* When families need to make decisions about long-term care, many feel overwhelmed and unprepared. In addition to the significant financial burden, a number of factors weigh heavily on their hearts and minds when around-the-clock care in a nursing home is needed for a disabled or elderly family member. A primary consideration is often location. Frequent, even daily, visits are a priority for some. Others need to navigate long-term care for a loved one from out of state.� In addition to the patient�s doctor, advocacy organizations, personal referrals and state ombudsman programs can provide guidance on the quality of care and services available at nursing homes... *Read more* [link 7] �
March 10, 2015

Keeping in Touch

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

Grassley Direct

Yesterday, I spoke with Mike Adams on AgriTalk about ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, U.S. trade with Cuba, the Keystone XL pipeline, and Trade Promotion Authority.
Listen here

Q&A: �Dirty Dozen� Tax Scams

The IRS recently issued a list of tax scams it calls the �Dirty Dozen.� For 2015, the IRS says aggressive telephone and email phishing scams rank highest among the most common schemes used to trick taxpayers into revealing personal information. Taxpayers must exercise an abundance of caution when providing personal information and receiving advice on tax issues. Read more

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Working to Restore Dignity to Survivors of Human Trafficking

This week the Senate began debate on legislation that would establish strong anti-trafficking measures that target predators who traffic innocent young people.

It�s a debate that is too often shoved under the rug because we�re either embarrassed by the topic or in denial that human trafficking may be happening in our communities... Read more



Public Figures + Private Email = Problem

The controversy over then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton�s use of private email as a public figure is inspiring a debate over who conducts public business on private email and what that means for good government and accountability.

It�s a debate we as a country need to have. A trend seems to be developing of government officials who use private email, either allegedly or without doubt for official business. That has negative implications for the public�s right to know how public business is conducted and how taxpayer dollars are spent... Read more

 


Calling Iowans With Recent Military Service

If you�re a military veteran in Iowa with recent service or know someone who is, I hope you�ll read this piece.

Recognizing the outstanding military service of returning Iowa veterans and the challenges veterans can face after leaving military service, I wanted to offer an opportunity that taps into their civic-minded call to duty and helps veterans transition into their next chapter as private citizens.

This opportunity is a new fellowship in my office for Iowans with recent military service... Read more


Which Nursing Homes Make the Grade?

When families need to make decisions about long-term care, many feel overwhelmed and unprepared. In addition to the significant financial burden, a number of factors weigh heavily on their hearts and minds when around-the-clock care in a nursing home is needed for a disabled or elderly family member.

A primary consideration is often location. Frequent, even daily, visits are a priority for some. Others need to navigate long-term care for a loved one from out of state.  In addition to the patient�s doctor, advocacy organizations, personal referrals and state ombudsman programs can provide guidance on the quality of care and services available at nursing homes... Read more

 


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