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Its broad legislative jurisdiction has assured its primary role as a forum for the public discussion of social and constitutional issues. The Committee is also responsible for oversight of key activities of the executive branch, and is responsible for the initial stages of the confirmation process of all judicial nominations for the federal judiciary. The delegates to the Constitutional Convention

Its broad legislative jurisdiction has assured its primary role as a forum for the public discussion of social and constitutional issues. The Committee is also responsible for oversight of key activities of the executive branch, and is responsible for the initial stages of the confirmation process of all judicial nominations for the federal judiciary. The delegates to the Constitutional Convention

Operating as usual

07/21/2021
We're still facing a crisis at the southern border

Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered 188,829 people at the southern border. That is up 471% from last June.

Encounters with unaccompanied children were up 802% from last June, & family unit encounters were up 3,224% from last June.

We're still facing a crisis at the southern border.

07/20/2021
In light of the Department’s consistent failure

NEW from Senator Chuck Grassley → “In light of the Department’s consistent failure to respond to my oversight requests, I will object to any unanimous consent request that Kenneth Polite be confirmed as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division.”

07/14/2021

Our constituents are counting on us to address the fentanyl crisis.

“The countdown is on. 100 days. I hope the Administration and my Senate colleagues are ready to get to work on permanently scheduling fentanyl related substances. I know I am,” said Senator Grassley.

07/14/2021
The countdown is on

Senator Chuck Grassley → “The countdown is on. Today marks the beginning of the 100 days until the critical and life-saving authority placing fentanyl-related substances in Schedule I expires.”

Senator Chuck Grassley on the draft legislation, the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act: “This new bill puts th...
07/14/2021
Grassley Statement on Draft Ma*****na Legislation | United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Senator Chuck Grassley on the draft legislation, the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act: “This new bill puts the cart before the horse...My research-focused bill with Senator Feinstein has passed the Senate before, and ought to be the first step.”
https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/releases/grassley-statement-on-draft-marijuana-legislation

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06/15/2021
The full testimony of Michelle Root

WATCH: The full testimony of Michelle Root, whose daughter was murdered by an illegal immigrant who was driving drunk. He was later released from custody and has disappeared.

06/15/2021
The Biden administration doesn’t seem to be doing much about the border

The Biden administration doesn’t seem to be doing much about the border crisis.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris still have not even been to the border.

When the Vice President was asked about it last week, her response was “and I haven’t been to Europe.”

06/15/2021
Biden administration has actively sought to undermine border security

Senator Chuck Grassley: “Whether it be terminating physical barrier construction at the border, severely limiting the ability of ICE to enforce our immigration laws, or supporting sanctuary cities, the Biden administration has actively sought to undermine border security.”

NEW → “The Judiciary Committee today took an important step to build upon our criminal justice reform progress from 2018...
06/10/2021
Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Two Bipartisan Durbin, Grassley Criminal Justice Bills | U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

NEW → “The Judiciary Committee today took an important step to build upon our criminal justice reform progress from 2018 and to ensure that the law is fully and safely implemented,” Senator Chuck Grassley .

READ more about these bipartisan criminal justice bills:

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance two bipartisan criminal justice...

Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley to the Department of Justice → “Your use of terms about shifting attention to comm...
06/04/2021

Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley to the Department of Justice → “Your use of terms about shifting attention to community-based programs and setting strategic enforcement priorities has led me to believe your intention is...in short, to defund the police.”

#ICYMI Senator Chuck Grassley on the nomination of Kristen Clarke → “A nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division should ...
05/24/2021
Grassley on the Nomination of Kristen Clarke | U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

#ICYMI Senator Chuck Grassley on the nomination of Kristen Clarke → “A nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division should be nonpartisan, independent and up-front about her beliefs. Unfortunately I think Ms. Clarke misses on all three marks.”

Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaOn the Nomination of Kristen...

When the committee asks for a full member-level briefing, we expect agencies to be open and transparent with as much det...
05/04/2021

When the committee asks for a full member-level briefing, we expect agencies to be open and transparent with as much detail as possible.

On April 19, 2021, that standard wasn’t met from the Department of Homeland Security ↓

04/21/2021

Justice Stephen Breyer and the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed that packing the court would politicize it and undermine its independence, impartiality and integrity in the eyes of the people.

“Scrapping the filibuster, packing the court, and hewing to an ideology that’s out of sync with most people is bad polic...
04/21/2021
Packing the court strikes out independent judiciary

“Scrapping the filibuster, packing the court, and hewing to an ideology that’s out of sync with most people is bad policy and an electoral mistake.”

Read more of Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley’s op-ed here:

Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt used his bully pulpit to try to pack the Supreme Court. He struck out, and in the 1938 midterm elections, his party lost 72 seats in the House of Representatives and seven seats in the Senate. As they say, history repeats itself.

Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley: “Baseless claims of voter suppression are just as corrosive to our democracy as b...
04/20/2021

Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley: “Baseless claims of voter suppression are just as corrosive to our democracy as baseless claims of voter fraud. We should all be committed to making elections accessible and secure to maintain the confidence of voters.”

Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley: “Baseless claims of voter suppression are just as corrosive to our democracy as baseless claims of voter fraud. We should all be committed to making elections accessible and secure to maintain the confidence of voters.”

Today’s hearing is just the latest attack on one of our states for enacting election integrity laws.National Democrats a...
04/20/2021

Today’s hearing is just the latest attack on one of our states for enacting election integrity laws.

National Democrats and big business have colluded to bully Georgia in retaliation for its new voting laws.

Today’s hearing is just the latest attack on one of our states for enacting election integrity laws.

National Democrats and big business have colluded to bully Georgia in retaliation for its new voting laws.

04/15/2021
Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Senator Chuck Grassley: “It’s because of the hard work and overwhelming bipartisan nature of the First Step Act that I’m disheartened at its lackluster implementation. It seems as though the Justice Department and Bureau of Prisons are implementing the First Step Act as if they want it to fail.

“I hope this isn’t true, but actions speak louder than words.”

04/14/2021
Keep politics out of the Justice Department

Senator Chuck Grassley: “As I’ve said before, I hope Judge Garland meant it when he said he wants to keep politics out of the Justice Department. I’d like to see a real commitment to do that from the nominees today.”

NEW → Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley and John Cornyn, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizens...
04/01/2021

NEW → Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley and John Cornyn, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, are urging their Democrat counterparts to schedule hearings about the ongoing crisis on the southern border.

READ HERE:

NEW → Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley and John Cornyn, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, are urging their Democrat counterparts to schedule hearings about the ongoing crisis on the southern border.

READ HERE:

03/23/2021
The Protecting Communities & Preserving the Second Amendment Act

The Protecting Communities & Preserving the Second Amendment Act would improve the NICS system and would require law enforcement be notified if an individual has been investigated as a possible terrorist threat or attempts to acquire a firearm.

WATCH Senator Ted Cruz’s full remarks:

03/23/2021
I hope we can have a constructive conversation today

WATCH: Senator Chuck Grassley’s opening statement during this morning’s Judiciary Committee hearing.

“I hope we can have a constructive conversation today, one which focuses on the preservation of the Second Amendment right we all share, and the safety of all Americans.”

Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden Administration view the flood of illegal immigration resulting from their policies as a...
03/22/2021
9 senators send letter to Biden admin condemning border crisis: 'Significant risks'

Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden Administration view the flood of illegal immigration resulting from their policies as a process to be managed rather than stopped.

Congress and the American people deserve clarity on how the border crisis is being addressed.

Nine senators on Saturday sent a letter to the Biden administration condemning his handling of the influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

03/17/2021
The Equality Act

The Equality Act, we’re told, is meant to stop discrimination against LGBTQ individuals.

But this bill is drafted in an entirely different way. It would fundamentally manipulate how our society deals with s*x, gender and faith.

03/09/2021
Ranking Member Grassley Opening Statement

WATCH: Senator Chuck Grassley’s full opening statement during this morning’s nomination hearing.

“We need to find out from Ms. Gupta if she’ll help run the Justice Department for all Americans or be President Biden’s progressive wing-person.”

HAPPENING NOW → The Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the nominations of Lisa Monaco to be the Deputy Attorney...
03/09/2021
Nominations | United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary

HAPPENING NOW → The Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the nominations of Lisa Monaco to be the Deputy Attorney General and Vanita Gupta to be an Associate Attorney General.

WATCH HERE:

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