Sen. Chuck Grassley
Q: What reflections do you have for Iowans on this Memorial Day? A: For as long as I can remember, Memorial Day has been a day for families, friends and neighbors to share collective grief and gratitude for the profound sacrifice our hometown heroes made to keep us safe.
Q: Why did you introduce the ACE Kids Act ? A : Signed into law by President Trump in April, the Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act seeks to fix a hole in the delivery of care for children with complex medical needs.
Q: What is Sunshine Week? A : Sunshine Week celebrates open government and freedom of information. It coincides with the anniversary of James Madison’s birth on March 16.
WASHINGTON — In a July 21, 2017 memo , the secretary of defense, James Mattis, made promising comments about his ambitions to end wasteful spending at the Pentagon.
WASHINGTON — The relationship between the United States and China has been called the most important bilateral relationship of the 21st century. I couldn’t agree more. It’s also the most complicated.
Q: What was the most significant achievement of the U.S. Senate in 2017?
Q: Why are prescription drug prices still climbing? A: Modern medicine, particularly pharmaceuticals, has increased longevity and improved the quality of life for millions of Americans. That’s good for society, especially around this time of year when so many of us look forward to celebrating the holidays and enjoying family traditions with loved ones. For too many Americans, however, prescription drug prices come with substantial sticker shock.
Q: Why are you calling for new oversight of foreign investments and acquisitions of U.S. companies? A: As a U.S. senator, it’s my job to look out for America’s interests, especially when long-term economic prosperity and national security are at stake. For more than 241 years, America’s system of free enterprise encourages Americans to work hard and dream big.
Q: Who launched a “day of thanksgiving” to unite America “with one heart and one voice”? A: More than 150 years ago, Abraham Lincoln issued a presidential proclamation, reminding a divided nation that we are united by “gracious gifts” that should be “solemnly, reverently, and gratefully” observed. The nation’s 16th president called for Americans at that time to set aside the last Thursday of November “as a day of thanksgiving and praise.”
WASHINGTON — Since well before we became a country to the present day, America has attracted people who are willing to leave behind everything and everyone they know and settle in a strange land just to have the opportunity to work hard and provide for their families.