Republicans block Senate action on extending jobless benefits

Republicans block Senate action on extending jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The White House slammed Senate Republicans Thursday after they blocked a third attempt to extend unemployment benefits.
Senate GOP blocks Obama's appeals court nominee

Senate GOP blocks Obama's appeals court nominee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Republicans blocked yet another White House nominee to a U.S. appeals court, deepening the party's rift with Democrats over presidential appointments.

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Maine senator eyed for healthcare reform

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U.S. farmers may use conservation land

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Doctors fail to report income

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Report: Bush agenda may spike federal debt

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Doctor gift disclosure bill considered

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Thompson takes in Iowa State Fair

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Bill would hike taxes on some equity firms

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would raise taxes on publicly traded private equity firms and hedge funds.

Small hospitals face new scrutiny

ABILENE, Texas, April 2 (UPI) -- Patient deaths and other problems are prompting questions about whether doctor-owned specialty hospitals in the United States can handle emergencies.

Congress OK's $38 billion in tax breaks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress agreed to renew $38 billion in tax breaks before adjourning Saturday morning.

GOP lawmakers waver on Medicare penalties

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Red Cross accused of Katrina mismanagement

NEW ORLEANS, March 24 (UPI) -- The American Red Cross is investigating reports of massive losses of cash and supplies in Katrina's aftermath possibly due to theft by some volunteers.
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Charles E. Grassley
Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA) poses questions to Attorney General John Ashcroft while he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the federal government's counterterrorism efforts in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on June 8, 2004 in Washington, D.C. Ashcroft defended the administration concerning the incidents of torture in Iraq. (UPI Photo/Greg Whitesell)

University of Iowa (Ph.D.)

Charles Ernest 'Chuck' Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. A Republican, he has served in the Senate since 1981. From 1958 to 1974, he was an Iowa state legislator. Thereafter he served three terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives. He has twice held the chairmanship of the Finance Committee, from January to June 2001 and from January 2003 to December 2006. He is currently the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee.

Grassley was born in New Hartford, Iowa, the son of Ruth (née Corwin) and Louis Arthur Grassley, and graduated from the town high school. At Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa), he earned a B.A. in 1955 and an M.A. in 1956. He also completed some doctoral studies in political science at the University of Iowa. Also during the 1950s, Grassley farmed and worked in factories, first as a sheet metal shearer and then as an assembly line worker.

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