Chuck (Chuck) Grassley (R)
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Capitol: 202.224.3744
FAX: 202.224.6020
District: 563.322.4331
Senator
Room 135 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-1501

Residence: Cedar Falls, IA
Elected: 1980    Next Election: 2028
Spouse: Barbara Ann Speicher   DOB: 9/17/1933
Committee Assignments
RM MemberSenate Committee on Budget
ChairmanSenate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
FC MemberSenate Beef Caucus
RM MemberSenate Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth
Co-ChairSenate Baltic Freedom Caucus
ChairmanSenate Caucus on Foster Youth
Co-ChairCongressional Trademark Caucus
ChairmanJoint Whistleblower Protection Caucus
FC MemberSenate Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Security
FC MemberSenate Anti-Methamphetamine Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights
FC MemberSenate Caucus on Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights
MemberJoint Committee on Taxation
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
MemberSenate Committee on the Judiciary
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Health Care
FC MemberSenate Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberSenate Community College Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management and Trade
FC MemberCongressional Czech Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
FC MemberSenate Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Mississippi River
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
FC MemberSenate Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus

Bio

Iowans have placed their trust in Chuck Grassley to serve as one of Iowa's U.S. senators since 1981. By every measure, Senator Grassley works tirelessly to earn that trust. With uncommon tenacity, Senator Grassley brings grit and integrity to the nation's capital where he has developed a reputation for independence and relentless oversight to make the government work for the people it serves.

Chuck Grassley was born September 17, 1933, on a farm in Butler County, Iowa, where he continues to farm today. Coming of age on the heels of the Great Depression instilled principles of conservationism and fiscal conservatism. He was also brought up in a household that valued hard work and civic engagement. His mother, Ruth, was one of the first four women in Iowa to cast a vote following the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Grassley studied political science at the University of Northern Iowa, and frequently returns to his alma mater to root for the Panthers at athletic events.

GRASSLEY'S EXTRAORDINARY WORK ETHIC AND PASSION for civic engagement is hardwired for public service. He began growing corn and soybeans at an early age and is one of only two active farmers in the Senate today. While farming, he also worked on various factory floors over a span of two decades, and was a member of the International Association of Machinists. Grassley also spent several years as an adjunct professor teaching government courses. His diverse work experience and rural background guide his policymaking in Washington.

GRASSLEY IS THE LONGEST SERVING U.S. SENATOR IN IOWA HISTORY.

His seniority, experience and respect earned over years of service ensures Iowans have an influential seat at the policymaking table.

Grassley was first elected to the Iowa state legislature in 1958 and served there until Iowans sent him to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974. In 1980, Grassley was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he's developed a reputation for bipartisanship and pragmatism. This approach to legislating consistently earns Grassley high marks as one of the Senate's most effective and collaborative lawmakers. In each post, serving Iowans has always been Grassley's guiding light and primary objective.

Grassley married Barbara Speicher 1954, and they have five children- Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, Jay Grassley received a B.A. 1955, M.A. 1956 Political Science from University of Northern Iowa and Ph.D. work, University of Iowa Occupations include- Farmer (son, Robin, currently helps run family farm); Sheet metal shearer 1959-1961 Assembly line worker 1961-1971; Adjunct government professor 1960s & 1970s; Elected to Iowa Legislature 1958; Elected to U.S. House of Representatives 1974; Elected to U.S. Senate 1980