Spring internships are available in my office and applications are being accepted through November 30.  

Grassley Direct

This week, I spoke with Jim Turbes, host of "Tuned In" on KWBG radio in Boone.  We covered a wide range of topics including: Veterans Day, the terrorist attacks in Parisupcoming legislation in the U.S. Senate, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Paul Ryan as the new Speaker of the House, the budget agreement, and the opening of a cellulosic ethanol plant in NevadaListen here

Q&A: Syrian Refugees

Q: Why is it important to take every precaution when considering whether to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees in the United States?

Q: How does this differ from the “boat people” resettlement four decades ago?

Protecting VA Employees Who Protect Veterans

Working to fix the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) remains a top priority.  I joined other senators in introducing a bill this week that would establish new requirements for the VA to address reports of patient abuse.  The legislation also would require punitive action against VA managers who retaliate against VA whistleblowers.  We ought to have the back of VA employees who go out on a limb to make sure the agency works for veterans.  More here

Post of the Week


 Senator Grassley received the “Honest Abe Integrity in Government” award today for “his lifetime of public service, tireless commitment to protecting America’s tax dollars, and unwavering support for whistleblower programs.” Read more about this award and his remarks to the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund here.