Senate gives final approval to farm bill

Senate gives final approval to farm bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate gave final approval to the farm bill Tuesday, following House approval last week.

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Paul, Cruz back Gillibrand military sex-assault revamp

Paul, Cruz back Gillibrand military sex-assault revamp

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The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

The Issue: Immigration reform bill finally hits Senate floor

Debate finally began on the U.S. Senate floor last week on the bipartisan immigration reform bill seen as the best opportunity on a while – or for a while – to overhaul the nation's immigration laws.
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Senate panel tightens student visa rules in immigration bill

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The sweeping immigration reform bill was amended by a U.S. Senate committee to tighten student visa rules in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
U.S. illicit drug use 2009-11 highest since 2002

U.S. illicit drug use 2009-11 highest since 2002

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Efforts to revive gun-control discussions in works on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is working to revive gun-control legislation, addressing differences that blocked advancement of a background checks bill.

Gun laws advance in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved bills to expand background checks for gun sales and reauthorize federal funding for security at schools.

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WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- President Obama intends to nominate Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez to be his next labor secretary, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

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Grassley supports gun straw purchase bill

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate panel Thursday approved a measure that would make illegally buying a gun for someone else a felony.
Deadly legacy of "Fast and Furious" lives on

Deadly legacy of "Fast and Furious" lives on

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Charles Grassley

University of Iowa (Ph.D.)

Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa (1981–present). A member of Republican Party, he previously served in the served in the United States House of Representatives (1975–1981) and the Iowa state legislature (1959–1974). He was chairman of the Senate 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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