Chuck Grassley Headlines

  • Grassley, Dems step up battle over judicial nominees

    The battle between Senate Democrats and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) over the “blue-slip rule” escalated this week, after another one of President Trump’s judicial nominees advanced without the approval of both of their h

  • Grassley to Trump: Tell Putin to 'butt out' of US elections

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) demanded Saturday that President Trump tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to "butt out" of U.S. elections."The next time President Trump that you talk to Putin tell him to butt out o...

  • The 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump’s immigration framework

    President Trump's immigration framework faced an unexpected opponent this week as it crashed on the Senate floor: Republicans.The opposition from more than a fourth of the GOP conference came despite an intense pre...

  • Feinstein to introduce bill raising minimum age for rifle purchases

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on Friday that she will introduce legislation to raise the minimum legal age to buy rifles in the wake of a school shooting in Florida.Feinstein said the legislation would requ...

  • The Latest: Trump blames Dems for immigration bill fail

    The Latest on immigration (all times local): 10:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of abandoning "Dreamers," immigrants brought to the country as children and who stayed illegally, because they wouldn't back his immigration plan. But the Senate proposal he supported...

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  • Trump: Dems 'totally abandoned' dreamers

    President Trump on Friday accused Democrats of abandoning young, undocumented immigrants after the Senate rejected three separate immigration bills a day earlier."Cannot believe how BADLY DACA recipients have been...

  • Exclusive -- Jeff Sessions: We Are Ending 'Executive Branch Legal Activism'

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday that the Department of Justice was ending the "executive branch legal activism" of the previous administration, while also fighting the judicial activism of liberal judges.

  • AG Jeff Sessions and Sen. Chuck Grassley Clash Over Criminal Sentencing Bill

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was "incensed" Wednesday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent him a letter warning that the sentence reductions in legislation Grassley is sponsoring would be a "grave error."

  • White House: Senate Dems showed they're 'not serious about DACA'

    The White House attacked Senate Democrats on Thursday after a centrist immigration proposal failed in the Senate earlier in the day, accusing the party of not being serious about finding a solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • Senate rejects Trump immigration plan

    The Senate has rejected legislation based on President Trump's framework for an immigration deal in a 39-60 vote on Thursday, leaving an uncertain path forward for Congress with nearly a million immigrants sheltered by an Obama-era program fa

  • GOP Sen Grassley: 'Concentrate' on Entering People With 'Mental Reasons for Not Being Able to Handle' Guns into Files

    While speaking to reporters at the Capitol on Thursday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) argued that Congress needs to concentrate on making sure that people who “have mental reasons for not being able to handle a gun” have their names entered into the FBI’s files, something that the government has “not done a very good job” of doing. Grassley said, “We have not done a very good job of making sure that people that have mental reasons for not being able to handle a gun...

  • Prison sentencing bill advances over Sessions objections

    Legislation to reduce mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain non-violent drug offenders advanced in the Senate Thursday despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly urging the committee to vote it down.I...

  • What to watch for in the Senate immigration votes

    The Senate is barreling toward a showdown on the floor over immigration, with both sides digging in as they hunt for 60 votes. The battle could come to a head as soon as Thursday, with Majority Leader Mitch McConne...

  • White House: New bipartisan DACA plan "giant amnesty"

    White House Rejects 'Giant Amnesty'... (First column, 1st story, link)

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  • Grassley is the wrong senator with the wrong message on guns

    Iowa's Chuck Grassley's response to mass shootings is to add those with mental impairments to an FBI database. He also wrote a law to do the exact opposite.

  • Both sides of immigration fight unhappy with Senate debate

    Neither side of the immigration debate is happy as the Senate enters its third formal day of debate on a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

  • White House Watch: Pence Gives Kelly the Dreaded Public Vote of Confidence

    Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday expressed confidence in John Kelly and the “remarkable job” the retired Marine general is doing. The embattled White House chief of staff came under fire last week for his handling of domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter. Appearing at an Axios event, Pence echoed other administration officials in saying that “the White House could’ve handled this better.” But he declined to lay the blame on Kelly, whom he said has “done a...

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  • Immigration fight down to the wire

    Senators are struggling to break through a legislative stalemate on immigration, with centrists making a frantic push to find a deal that can win enough support to pass by the end of the week.

  • McConnell tees up immigration votes

    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed up votes on a slate of immigration proposals on Wednesday, as he tries to break a logjam that has held the chamber's debate in a days-long limbo.McConnell filed cloture...

  • Senate Democrats not sold on bipartisan immigration deal

    Senate Democrats say part of the caucus has serious concerns about a bipartisan immigration compromise, underscoring the uphill path for the proposal to get 60 votes."I'm telling you, there are people with serious...

  • Grassley ‘incensed’ by Sessions criticism of proposed sentencing reform legislation

    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Wednesday torched Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his "attempt to undermine" a bipartisan drug sentencing reform bill."Incensed by Sessions letter An attempt to undermine Grassley...

  • Colorado senators pitch immigration compromise

    Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) are pitching a bipartisan immigration compromise that includes a path to citizenship and money for President Trump's border wall.The two senators filed an amen...

  • Trump presses Senate to adopt his immigration priorities

    President Donald Trump is sending a message to the Senate on immigration: Pass a bill based on his priorities. He's thanking GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa for introducing legislation similar to the immigration framework pushed by the White House. The measure would offer a chance for...

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  • Trump backs Grassley immigration plan

    President Trump on Wednesday threw his support behind Sen. Chuck Grassley's (R-Iowa) immigration bill and urged the Senate to pass it."I am asking all senators, in both parties, to support the Grassley bill and to...