Here's the Scoop!

Senator Chuck Grassley
2015-04-08 14:49:05
The Scoop Keeping in Touch* I hope you�ll contact me with questions and comments. *Send a message * [link 1] Grassley Direct* Last week, I spoke with Kit Cameron of KCHA radio in Charles City and Gordon Wolf of the *Denison Bulletin* and *Review* on my Capitol Hill Report.� We spoke about many topics including: bicycling lanes, the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit, GMOs, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report, and federal government spending. *Listen here* [link 2]** ** Q&A: Preventing Sexual Assault* April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. For too long, sexual violence and human trafficking have left behind a trail of victims, survivors and families coping with anguish and the arduous road to healing. As young adults grow up and head out into the world, Americans deserve to know society is doing everything possible to prevent sexual assault, especially in our most acclaimed institutions of society, including college campuses and our nation�s military.� *Read more* [link 3] Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Iran2.jpg] Iran�s Nuclear Weapons Ambition* The parameters toward a final agreement on Iran�s nuclear program are cause for skepticism. For more than two decades, Iran has engaged in illicit activities to acquire nuclear capabilities. These efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and Iran�s support of terrorist groups are serious U.S. security concerns. Iran has a spotty track record and a history of noncompliance with powers worldwide, including U.N. Security Council resolutions, to stop its nuclear program. The United States has scant reason to trust the Iranian government... *Read more [link 4]* [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Whistleblowers2, 4-15-14.jpg] A Victory for Whistleblowers* Whistleblowers are sometimes mistreated in obviously egregious ways, like the employee of the federal Bureau of Prisons who was assigned to work in a converted prison cell without basic office equipment after speaking out about problems at the agency. Other times, whistleblowers are silenced before they even have a chance to speak out. Fortunately, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just took a strong stand against corporate confidentiality requirements that require employees to report potential securities violations internally before going to the commission... *Read more* [link 5] � [image = grassley.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Cameras in the Courtroom, 4-8-15.jpg] Camera Ban Plays Keep Away with Public* A profound heartache burns deeply for the rescuers, survivors and victims who will observe this month the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing spree. Just two years ago, a massive search for two suspects alleged to have detonated twin blasts at the race�s finish line shut down the entire metropolitan area for four days. Twenty-three months later, the wheels of justice are churning in the U.S. District Court in Boston where where a jury just found the accused guilty on all 30 counts of a federal indictment... *Read more* [link 6] Holding ATF Accountable* Several years have passed since the tragic gunwalking program by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) known as Operation Fast and Furious. As you may remember seeing in the news, the ATF knowingly allowed firearms to be sold to Mexican drug cartel members and then lost track of hundreds of the firearms after they were purchased. Several of those firearms were later involved in crimes, including the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Officer Brian Terry. Federal employees responsible for this failed program must be held accountable. While some personnel have been disciplined for other unrelated misconduct, some supervisory agents involved have not faced consequences recommended by the agency�s Professional Review Board... *Read more* [link 7] �
April 08, 2015

Keeping in Touch

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

Grassley Direct

Last week, I spoke with Kit Cameron of KCHA radio in Charles City and Gordon Wolf of the Denison Bulletin and Review on my Capitol Hill Report.  We spoke about many topics including: bicycling lanes, the Des Moines Water Works lawsuit, GMOs, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee report, and federal government spending.
Listen here

Q&A: Preventing Sexual Assault

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. For too long, sexual violence and human trafficking have left behind a trail of victims, survivors and families coping with anguish and the arduous road to healing. As young adults grow up and head out into the world, Americans deserve to know society is doing everything possible to prevent sexual assault, especially in our most acclaimed institutions of society, including college campuses and our nation�s military. 
Read more

Tell a Friend



Iran�s Nuclear Weapons Ambition

The parameters toward a final agreement on Iran�s nuclear program are cause for skepticism.

For more than two decades, Iran has engaged in illicit activities to acquire nuclear capabilities. These efforts to acquire nuclear weapons and Iran�s support of terrorist groups are serious U.S. security concerns.

Iran has a spotty track record and a history of noncompliance with powers worldwide, including U.N. Security Council resolutions, to stop its nuclear program. The United States has scant reason to trust the Iranian government... Read more



A Victory for Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers are sometimes mistreated in obviously egregious ways, like the employee of the federal Bureau of Prisons who was assigned to work in a converted prison cell without basic office equipment after speaking out about problems at the agency. Other times, whistleblowers are silenced before they even have a chance to speak out. Fortunately, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) just took a strong stand against corporate confidentiality requirements that require employees to report potential securities violations internally before going to the commission... Read more

 


Camera Ban Plays Keep Away with Public

A profound heartache burns deeply for the rescuers, survivors and victims who will observe this month the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing spree. Just two years ago, a massive search for two suspects alleged to have detonated twin blasts at the race�s finish line shut down the entire metropolitan area for four days.

Twenty-three months later, the wheels of justice are churning in the U.S. District Court in Boston where where a jury just found the accused guilty on all 30 counts of a federal indictment... Read more


Holding ATF Accountable

Several years have passed since the tragic gunwalking program by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) known as Operation Fast and Furious. As you may remember seeing in the news, the ATF knowingly allowed firearms to be sold to Mexican drug cartel members and then lost track of hundreds of the firearms after they were purchased. Several of those firearms were later involved in crimes, including the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Officer Brian Terry.

Federal employees responsible for this failed program must be held accountable. While some personnel have been disciplined for other unrelated misconduct, some supervisory agents involved have not faced consequences recommended by the agency�s Professional Review Board... Read more

 


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