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Senate passes 'border surge' amendment, 69-29, 15 in GOP vote in favor

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Comprehensive immigration reform advanced in the U.S. Senate Wednesday when 15 Republicans joined Democrats in approving an amendment on border security.

Lawmakers propose Supreme Court sessions be televised

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators on Thursday introduced legislation that would require Supreme Court proceedings to be televised.
GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

GOP slams IRS on planned $70 million in bonuses

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Republicans are criticizing the Internal Revenue Service for plans to pay $70 million in bonuses officials say may be contractually required.

Mueller: FBI has 'limited' use of drones

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged Wednesday the agency has "limited use" of drones for surveillance inside the United States.

Grassley questions Huma Abedin's outside income

WASHINGTON, June 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked if Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton, passed on "political intelligence" while working as a consultant.
Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

Senate strikes down immigration reform amendment

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required increased border security, officials said.
Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

Immigration reform legislation sent to Senate floor

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 Tuesday night to send U.S. immigration reform legislation to the Senate floor.

Immigration bill survives poison-pill attacks in committee session

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight fended off poison-pill amendments meant to derail a bipartisan immigration reform bill supporters say is gaining steam.
Opponents said planning 'poison pill' to kill immigration reform

Opponents said planning 'poison pill' to kill immigration reform

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Conservative U.S. senators hope to kill immigration reform with "poison pill" amendments that divide the bipartisan bill's authors, lawmakers and aides said.

Grassley finds hospitals profit from drugs

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 (UPI) -- Three non-profit hospitals in North Carolina made millions via a government discount drug program intended to help the poor and uninsured, a U.S. senator said.

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Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

Survey: Few senators plan to return pay

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Few U.S. senators say they'll give up part of their congressional pay during the federal budget sequester but most aren't saying what they'll do, The Hill said.
Rubio, Inhofe vow to filibuster gun bill

Rubio, Inhofe vow to filibuster gun bill

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Marco Rubio and James Inhofe joined three other U.S. Senate Republicans threatening to filibuster Democrats' gun legislation as violating the Second Amendment.

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Report: Obama issued 149 orders so far

Report: Obama issued 149 orders so far

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- President Obama is on track to issue about as many executive orders in his two terms as his predecessor George W. Bush, records indicated.
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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) delivers his opening statement during Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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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.

Grassley represented parts of Butler County in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1959 until 1974, when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives, where he served three terms.

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