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July 28, 2015
Grassley staffer hosting office hours
SIBLEY, Iowa — Sen. Chuck Grassley’s regional director based in Sioux City, Iowa, Jacob Bossman, will have local open office hours in Osceola and Lyon counties on Monday. The office hours provide an opportunity for Iowans to obtain casework assistance or to express views. Bossman...
July 28, 2015 - 9:40pm
Column: Let's not mess with renewables
WASHINGTON — Iowans know there’s no use messing with Mother Nature during a summer thunderstorm. The occasional power outage triggered by severe weather requires households to ride out the storm without electricity. Some families may welcome a reprieve from so-called screen time....
July 28, 2015 - 9:08pm
June 25, 2015
Column: Accelerate IRS customer service
By Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. John Thune WASHINGTON — The IRS stumbled its way through tax season, still struggling to try to restore its reputation after its political targeting scandal gravely undermined confidence in the federal tax-collecting agency’s ability to fairly...
June 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
June 9, 2015
Column: Biofuels under attack -- it's the same old story
WASHINGTON — It’s been a familiar few weeks for biofuels. First, chain restaurants and chicken producers blamed ethanol for raising food prices. Then, the federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) caved to the oil industry in proposing weak requirements for...
June 9, 2015 - 5:16pm
June 1, 2015
Column: Class of 2015 -- live with purpose
WASHINGTON — Congratulations to the class of 2015. Leaving high school or college certainly brings mixed feelings. Remember, closing one door opens an opportunity to knock on another one. Graduates have put in the time and work required to earn a diploma. Now it’s time to make...
June 1, 2015 - 5:17pm
May 12, 2015
Column: A Medicare boost for Iowans
WASHINGTON — Young, old or in between, every worker collecting a paycheck has a stake in Medicare. The federal health insurance program covering older and permanently disabled citizens is funded through a payroll tax collected on wage earners and cost-sharing by recipients. Medicare...
May 12, 2015 - 7:44pm
April 21, 2015
Column: Farm Policy 101 -- Washington is falling short
WASHINGTON — As the spring planting season fetches long days in the tractor, farmers across Iowa already have invested an abundance of time and money in the new crop before sowing the first seed into the ground. Key management decisions are considered before the fieldwork begins....
April 21, 2015 - 3:49pm
March 24, 2015
Column: Marching away from madness
WASHINGTON — You know March Madness has arrived when a large share of Americans are checking on their NCAA brackets and checking off their tax returns. Traditionally, it’s also the season when Congress gets in the zone to hammer out tax and spending policies for the next federal...
March 24, 2015 - 9:51pm
March 16, 2015
Column: Open government requires transparency
WASHINGTON — Withholding information, or even appearing to keep the public at arm’s length, creates a breach of trust between the American people and our institutions of government. Journalists, good government watchdogs, private citizens and even members of Congress often butt...
March 16, 2015 - 4:06pm
March 12, 2015
Column: An eye on 'Dirty Dozen' tax scams
Q: What is the “Dirty Dozen” list released by the IRS? A: Mark Twain often is credited for using a phrase that still resonates with many Americans in the 21st century, especially during this time of the year. He said the only two certainties in life are “death and taxes.”...
March 12, 2015 - 3:47pm
March 10, 2015
Column: Which nursing homes make the grade?
WASHINGTON — When families need to make decisions about long-term care, many feel overwhelmed and unprepared. In addition to the significant financial burden, a number of factors weigh heavily on their hearts and minds when around-the-clock care in a nursing home is needed for a...
March 10, 2015 - 9:33pm
January 21, 2015
Column: Taxpayers suffer under IRS priorities
WASHINGTON — Get ready for the credibility gap to vault north between the IRS and the taxpaying public. Right before tax season kicks into high gear, the National Taxpayer Advocate issued a scathing report that exposed the tax collection agency’s misguided strategy to manage its...
January 21, 2015 - 6:01pm
December 3, 2014
Column: False Claims Act reminiscent of ‘little engine that could’
By Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator WASHINGTON — Holding wrongdoers to account helps to uphold the public trust held by government, recover hard-earned tax dollars lost to fraud and strengthen our system of voluntary tax compliance. A federal law I beefed up nearly three decades...
December 3, 2014 - 5:19pm
November 10, 2014
U.S. attorneys familiar with AG nominee Lynch
BISMARCK — President Barack Obama’s nominee for attorney general is well-informed on the top two issues facing federal authorities in North Dakota: public safety in Indian Country and the growing threat from organized crime associated with the Bakken oil boom, U.S. Attorney Tim...
November 10, 2014 - 8:51pm
Column: Give thanks to U.S. veterans
By U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley WASHINGTON — The 11th day of the 11th month is designated as Veterans Day. Communities across the nation celebrate and pay tribute to hometown heroes, too many of whom have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Thanks to the sons...
November 10, 2014 - 4:34pm