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  • Grassley, Johnson Renew Inquiry into DOJ Actions on Reported Election Meddling

    09/30/2019 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 26 replies
    Chuck Grassley ^ | September 30, 2019 | Charles E. Grassley and Ron Johnson
    Sep 30, 2019 Ukrainian Records Shed New Light on Biden's Ultimatum to Terminate Prosecutor --- Ukraine-DNC Coordination to Undermine Trump 2016 Campaign Should Not be Overlooked WASHINGTON - Two Senate chairmen want to know whether the Justice Department has acquired information from Ukrainian prosecutors that may contradict the stated reasoning behind former Vice President Joe Biden's threat to withhold U.S. assistance from Ukraine. They are also renewing an inquiry into the department's response to reported efforts by Ukrainians, in coordination with Democratic Party associates, to acquire damaging information on Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. In a letter to...
  • Levin blasts GOP Sen. Grassley for protecting anti-Trump whistleblower: Act like a serious senator

    10/02/2019 8:34:16 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    | Fox News ^ | Published 7 hours ago | Victor Garcia
    Radio talk show host Mark Levin had strong words for Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who defended the Ukraine whistleblower, saying that he and other Senate Republicans do not have a "clue" on the issue. Grassley "comes to the defense of an individual whom he doesn't even know, whose secrecy he believes should apply even though he's trying to bring down a president the United States," Levin said Tuesday on "The Mark Levin Show" on Westwood One. "Chuck Grassley doesn't have a clue what's going on around him and neither do most of the Republicans in the Senate, including Mitch McConnell."...
  • Grassley Statement Regarding Intel Community Whistleblower

    10/01/2019 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Cboldt · 52 replies
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) ^ | October 1, 2019 | Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
    Oct 01, 2019 Butler County, Iowa - Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) made the following comments regarding the intelligence community whistleblower and related issues. "This person appears to have followed the whistleblower protection laws and ought to be heard out and protected. We should always work to respect whistleblowers' requests for confidentiality. Any further media reports on the whistleblower's identity don't serve the public interest--even if the conflict sells more papers or attracts clicks. "No one should be making judgments or pronouncements without hearing from the whistleblower first and carefully following up on the facts. Uninformed speculation wielded by politicians or...
  • GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility

    09/30/2019 10:36:02 AM PDT · by robowombat · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility GOP senators attack whistleblower's credibility BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 09/30/19 06:00 AM EDT 13,753 Republican senators scrambling to protect President Trump from a formal impeachment inquiry are attacking the credibility of the whistleblower who filed a complaint. GOP lawmakers are asserting the whistleblower did not have firsthand knowledge of the actions detailed in the complaint and question whether the person had a political agenda. “It doesn’t come from a person with personal knowledge. It’s like I heard these people say this, and now I’m reporting it. I think that is pretty bizarre,” said Sen. John...
  • Grassley: Kavanaugh classmate didn't contact Senate panel

    09/16/2019 4:18:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/16/19 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who oversaw Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court hearing, said on Monday that a former classmate accusing the justice of sexual misconduct didn't contact the Senate Judiciary Committee last year. "That person, Mr. Stier, didn't reach out or provide information to the committee majority. ...My office never received anything from Mr. Stier or his unnamed friends," Grassley said during a Senate floor speech. Grassley served as Judiciary Committee chairman during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing before the panel last year. His staff also conducted its own investigations into allegations made against the then-Supreme Court nominee. Grassley argued on Monday that...
  • Grassley Pressures DOD For More Information On FBI Spy Stephan Halper

    07/22/2019 7:55:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies ^ | 7/22/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley sent a letter this month to Department of Defense Acting Secretary Mark Esper, urging him for more information regarding contracts awarded by its Office of Net Assessment to FBI informant Stefan Halper. Halper was used by the bureau as an informant to gather information on Trump campaign volunteers during the 2016 election. Grassely stated that the information be provided no later than July 25 and he requested a full in person briefing with his committee staff on all of Halper’s contracts with the DoD. Grassley, R-Iowa asked for the information after an audit was released...
  • Just Say No to Government Meddling with Medicare Part D

    07/08/2019 1:02:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 8, 2019 | Merrill Matthews
    The Senate Finance Committee is reportedly considering a change to Medicare’s Part D prescription drug benefit that would undermine one of the few entitlement-program success stories.In an effort to reduce what seniors pay at the pharmacy, the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, has proposed fining drug companies if the price of their drugs rises faster than the rate of inflation.  The committee’s chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), hasn’t yet rejected the plan.Wyden’s proposal is a thinly veiled effort to impose government price controls through the back door. If it takes off, it would impede the competition that...
  • Senate Republicans Warn White House Against Mexico Tariffs

    06/04/2019 1:52:31 PM PDT · by semimojo · 205 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/4/2019 | Catie Edmondson and Maggie Haberman
    Republican senators sent the White House a sharp message on Tuesday, warning that they were opposed to President Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports, just hours after the president said lawmakers would be “foolish” to try to stop him....“I want you to take a message back” to the White House, Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, told the attorneys, according to people familiar with the meeting. “You didn’t hear a single yes” from the Republican conference. He called the proposed tariffs a $30 billion tax hike on Texans.
  • Trump Tariffs on Mexico Irk Key Republican Allies in Congress

    06/01/2019 7:20:36 AM PDT · by rintintin · 74 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 31 2019 | Erik Wasson and Steven T. Dennis
    Key Senate Republicans are pushing back against President Donald Trump’s threat to impose new tariffs on Mexico to stem the flow of migrants, though it’s unclear whether lawmakers will take action. The president’s announcement Thursday surprised many Republicans who hoped to focus on passing a new trade deal with Mexico and Canada known as the USMCA. That deal now faces fresh peril, a number of GOP senators said Friday.
  • This Is the Donald Trump We Elected to Lead Us out of the Illegal Immigration Crisis

    06/01/2019 6:03:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies ^ | June 1, 2019 | Charlie Kirk
    Our patience has been rewarded because the solution to the border crisis that we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.Despite all of the obstruction and dismissal by the Democrats of the worst humanitarian crisis to ever hit our border, Donald Trump has found perhaps the most effective way to solve this crisis.The madness at the border will end. The flood of human traffickers, drug smugglers, and gang members will be stopped. The mockery that these criminal invaders have made of our immigration laws and our generous asylum system will be rectified.And Mexico is going to step up and help...
  • Stocks Close Lower as Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat Rattles Markets

    05/31/2019 1:33:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 31, 2019 4:02 p.m. ET | Nathan Allen and Corrie Driebusch
    Stocks and bond yields around the world fell Friday after President Trump threatened to impose escalating tariffs on Mexico, capping a brutal month for markets as rising trade tensions roiled investor confidence. The threat pushed stock markets down as investors feared applying tariffs on Mexican products could hurt corporate earnings, increase prices for U.S. consumers and crimp economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 300 points, while the Nasdaq Composite Index and S&P 500 both fell more than 1%. As investors sold stocks, they moved to government bonds, gold and the Japanese yen, all assets typically perceived...
  • Mexico dispatches team to DC negotiate tariff solution, as Trump demands illegal immigration remedy

    05/31/2019 3:28:46 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/31/2019 | Brooke Singman
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador dispatched his foreign relations secretary to Washington on Friday, as the country scrambles to negotiate a solution with the United States following President Trump’s surprise move this week to slap tariffs on Mexico in the hopes it would remedy the illegal immigration surge at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Grassley slams Trump tariffs on Mexico: 'A misuse of presidential tariff authority'

    06/01/2019 4:01:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 30, 2019
    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) condemned President Trump's new tariffs on Mexico late Thursday, calling the move a "misuse" of presidential tariff authority and cautioning the levies could derail passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "Trade policy and border security are separate issues. This is a misuse of presidential tariff authority and counter to congressional intent," Grassley said in a statement. The lawmaker cautioned that following through on Trump's tariff threat "would seriously jeopardize passage of USMCA," a revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "I support nearly every one of President Trump’s immigration policies,...
  • Analysis: GOP senators struggle to escape no-win border vote

    03/02/2019 2:37:08 PM PST · by Mariner · 52 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 2nd, 2019 | LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, the Republican senators floated their ideas. They were trying to find a way out of a seemingly impossible dilemma: how to support President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall without approving the national emergency declaration he invoked to build it. And one by one, during a private lunchtime meeting that ran hot at times, they found no easy answers. As a deadline for voting looms, it's increasingly clear that Republican senators are deeply uncomfortable with Trump's use of executive power to build the wall and desperate to devise a way around the vote. Senators know...
  • Senate reignites blue slip war over Trump court picks

    02/24/2019 3:55:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate is set to escalate a long simmering fight over President Trump's judicial nominees. Republicans are poised to confirm a pick for the influential circuit courts next week without the support of either of the nominee's home-state senators—a first for the Trump era. Eric Miller is the first appeals judge to get a vote on the Senate floor this year, and the 31st of Trump’s presidency. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up an initial vote on his Ninth Circuit nomination for Monday evening. “The judicial train is running in the committee and it will soon hit the floor,”...
  • Senators demand details of 2015 meetings between Russian spy and US financial officials

    02/15/2019 11:37:02 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 15 Feb 2019 | Colin Wilhelm
    A Republican and a Democratic senator have called on the Federal Reserve and the publisher of a foreign policy magazine to provide more details on 2015 meetings involving senior U.S. financial officials, a Russian central bank official, and Russian spy Maria Butina. Now, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley R-Iowa, and the top Democrat on that panel, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., want more information. The meetings involved Butina, now-former Russian Central Bank Deputy Governor Alexander Torshin, former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, and former Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets. They were reportedly arranged by the Center for...
  • Sen Grassley: Pray the President has the wisdom to sign the bill

    02/14/2019 10:25:08 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 85 replies
    CSPAN via twitter ^ | 02/14/2019 | CSPAN Following the invocation this morning, Senator Grassley said into the microphone: "Let's all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so government doesn't shut down."
  • Chuck Grassley says he expects Mueller report 'within a month'

    02/05/2019 10:25:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2019 | by Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Chuck Grassley said expects special counsel Robert Mueller will release a report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election “within a month.” "Within a month, if we see it," the Iowa Republican said while speaking to radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday.
  • Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way

    01/20/2019 3:35:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 20, 2019 | Gil Gutknecht
    Senator Chuck Grassley may be the singularly most important reason why the GOP gained seats in the U.S. Senate last November. Democrats and their base were unhinged during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Sen. Grassley was calm and measured. The Left was disrespectful and angry. He was kind to all of the witnesses and offered them every courtesy. After it became clear that a couple of them had misled the committee, he did his duty by referring their testimony over to the DOJ for possible prosecution. Americans were paying attention. They saw through the media maelstrom. Without raising his voice,...
  • We May Be Saying Goodbye to Government Shutdowns For Good Thanks to Conservative Senators

    01/12/2019 5:27:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | January 12, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    A group of conservative Senators on Friday introduced legislation to permanently keep the federal government open and prevent future shutdowns. The End Government Shutdowns would automatically create continually resolutions, which continues funding agencies even when politicians are debating on the budget.The bill is sponsored by Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who has introduced the legislation every year since he was elected to the Senate in 2010, Deseret News reported. Sens. Steve Daines (MT), Mike Lee (UT), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Chuck Grassley (IA), Johnny Isakson (GA), Mike Enzi (WY), John Barrasso (WY), and Jim Risch (ID) have all signed onto the bill. The reason...