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Grassley Direct

This week, I spoke with Dan Kennedy and Dan Deibert on WOC radio in Davenport about sanctuary cities, the race for Speaker of the House, serving pork in prisons, and the budget.  Listen here.


Q: Why are you working to advance Medicare reforms for rural hospitals? 
Q: How would the REACH Act help?
Q: Which rural hospitals would be eligible to participate under the REACH Act?

Paid to Stay Home: Excessive Leave at Federal Agencies

At any given time, thousands of federal employees are paid not to work. Sometimes, it’s because they’re under investigation for wrongdoing.  Other times, they’ve been sidelined by managers for making waves.  Whatever the case, excessive paid leave isn’t good for taxpayers.  I call it a crutch not to make a decision on personnel problems.  I’m working to fix the problem and continuing to expose abuses, such as the 88 employees at the Department of Homeland Security who have been on paid leave for a year or more.  Read more here and here 

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