Grassley Direct

I recently spoke with Cindy Kohlmann of KDTH radio in Dubuque about the Iowa State Fair, U.S. relations with North Korea and China, the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election, FBI Director Christopher Wray, my over-the-counter hearing aids bill and government purchase and travel cards. 

Q&A: Biofuels Are Good for Iowa 

Q. How has your support for renewable fuels helped Iowa? 
Q. What does the recent federal court decision mean for renewable fuels?

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I am in my 37th year of holding meetings in every one of Iowa’s 99 counties. This month, I will hold town meetings in Ringgold, Taylor, O'Brien, Osceola, Monona and Shelby counties in addition to question-and-answer sessions at local businesses, high schools and service clubs in two dozen counties. 

The Justice Department and EpiPen maker Mylan announced a settlement of $465 million over EpiPen’s misclassification under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, far below a government watchdog’s overpayment estimate of $1.27 billion over 10 years. The settlement amount is a disappointment. A company got away with overcharging the taxpayers for a long time. The agencies that are supposed to look out for taxpayers should not be pulling their punches. If there’s any good news, it’s that EpiPen will be classified the right way going forward. Watch a local news segment on the settlement announcement below. 


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