Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations
October 31st, 2013
06:38 PM ET
12 months ago

Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out.

In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a resolution to the floor to block implementation of the grandfather rule, warning that it would result in canceled policies and violate President Barack Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance if they liked it.

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Filed under: Charles Grassley • Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare • Senate • Senate Democrats • Tom Harkin
Grassley wants a seventh Senate term
September 21st, 2013
05:18 PM ET
1 year ago

Grassley wants a seventh Senate term

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The second-oldest member in the United States Senate says he wants another go-round come 2016.

"I'm planning on running for reelection," Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said in an interview with a local television program that will air Sunday morning.

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Filed under: Charles Grassley
June 19th, 2013
08:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Grassley concerned at FBI admission it uses drones in U.S.

(CNN) - Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, talks with CNN's Jim Acosta about the FBI using drone aircraft within the U.S.


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First attempt to change Senate immigration bill fails
June 13th, 2013
07:20 PM ET
1 year ago

First attempt to change Senate immigration bill fails

Washington (CNN) - Backers of a bipartisan Senate immigration reform plan Thursday defeated an attempt by Republican opponents to alter the border security requirements in the bill, which could have significantly undermined support for the compromise legislation.

By a vote of 57-43, senators rejected the proposal by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, to delay the legalization process for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States until the Department of Homeland Security could certify it had effective control over the Southern border for six months.
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Filed under: Charles Grassley • Immigration • Senate
Gun control debate intensifies as Grassley crafts new bill
March 28th, 2013
04:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Gun control debate intensifies as Grassley crafts new bill

Washington (CNN) - A top congressional Republican is drafting alternative gun control legislation that threatens to undermine proposals now under consideration by leaders of the Senate's Democratic majority, CNN learned Thursday.

A spokeswoman for Iowa's Chuck Grassley refused to give CNN details of the senator's plan. In the past, however, he has backed measures to deter "straw purchases" to clamp down on gun trafficking. He also supports new safety provisions for schools.

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Filed under: Charles Grassley • Gun rights
White House misses senator's deadline on prostitution scandal
April 27th, 2012
05:20 PM ET
2 years ago

White House misses senator's deadline on prostitution scandal

(CNN) - The White House has ignored a deadline to provide answers to a senior Senate Republican about the Secret Service prostitution scandal, an aide to Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Friday.

Grassley wants details about an internal administration investigation into any possible role that White House advance staff members may have had in the incident.

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Filed under: Charles Grassley • White House
Senators spar over possible White House link to Colombia scandal
April 24th, 2012
04:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Senators spar over possible White House link to Colombia scandal

Washington (CNN) - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that he wants an outside investigation to determine whether any White House staff members engaged in inappropriate behavior in Colombia as part of the alleged prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents and military personnel.

"I'm not going to be satisfied until we get some independent look at this," Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said.

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Filed under: Charles Grassley • Senate • White House
Senator calls for Justice official to resign
December 7th, 2011
03:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Senator calls for Justice official to resign

Washington (CNN) - A prominent Republican senator called Wednesday for a top Justice Department figure to resign, saying Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer was dishonest to Congress about his knowledge of the gun-running Operation Fast and Furious.

Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa conservative, said Breuer misled Congress about his awareness of a February 4 letter that denied any gun-running operation existed.

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Filed under: Charles Grassley • Congress • Justice Department
Government review of televangelists' finances released
January 7th, 2011
01:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Government review of televangelists' finances released

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(CNN) – The result of a Senate committee's long-awaited review of media-based ministries has finally been released.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, began the investigation into six televangelists in November 2007, when he was head of the Senate Committee on Finance. His office released the review Thursday.

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Filed under: Charles Grassley • CNN Belief Blog • Senate
June 14th, 2010
01:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Republican senators targeted in $400,000 ad campaign

A liberal advocacy group will air ads this week targeting Sens. Chuck Grassley and Richard Burr.
A liberal advocacy group will air ads this week targeting Sens. Chuck Grassley and Richard Burr.

Washington (CNN) – Three Republican senators are being targeted by a liberal advocacy organization for supporting a resolution sponsored by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski that would have diminished the Environmental Protection Agency's regulatory authority over greenhouse gas emissions. The resolution was narrowly defeated.

Americans United for Changes announced Monday that it will spend $400,000 "making examples of" Sens. Scott Brown, R-Massachussetts, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Richard Burr, R-North Carolina "for backing the Murkowski Big Oil Bailout."

The 30-second ad targeting Brown aired this weekend in Boston and ads targeting Grassley and Burr will air June 15-21, according to Lauren Weiner, the group's deputy communications director.

"Even with disaster on our coast and Iran using oil money against us, Richard Burr voted to let big oil off the hook," the narrator in the ad set to air in North Carolina will say. "Sen. Burr, next time, look out for America's clean energy future – not big oil profits."

The ads will air in tandem with six ads paid for by Clean Energy Works that thank some of the senators who voted against Murkowski's resolution.


Filed under: Charles Grassley • Richard Burr • Scott Brown
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