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DEA paid Amtrak employee for passenger lists

DEA paid Amtrak employee for passenger lists

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee for passenger lists instead of working with Amtrak police, an inspector general's report said.
Frances Burns
Joni Ernst apologizes for husband's Facebook posts

Joni Ernst apologizes for husband's Facebook posts

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --A week after easily winning the Iowa Republican Senate primary, Joni Ernst has found herself defending her husband's "inappropriate" Facebook posts.
Gabrielle Levy
Ernst leads Braley, Clinton strong against GOP in Iowa poll

Ernst leads Braley, Clinton strong against GOP in Iowa poll

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) --The victory of Republican Joni Ernst in the Iowa Senate primary now looks like it may lead to a GOP pickup of a seat that once appeared safe in Democrat hands.
Gabrielle Levy
VA whistleblowers claim illegal retaliation, federal agency investigates

VA whistleblowers claim illegal retaliation, federal agency investigates

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) --The OSC is investigating claims that VA officials retaliated against whistleblowers who exposed the wait-time scandal that led to Eric Shinseki's resignation.
Matt Bradwell
Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

Senators propose competing bills to fix VA problems

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) --Sens. Bernie Sanders and John McCain proposed competing bills this week in an effort to repair some of the problems plaguing the Veterans Affairs health system.
Gabrielle Levy
Senators seek assurances from HHS nominee Burwell

Senators seek assurances from HHS nominee Burwell

WASHINGTON, May 14 (UPI) --Senators questioned Sylvia Mathews Burwell on how she planned to work with Congress if confirmed as secretary of Health and Human Services.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

U.S. to seek death penalty for Boston Marathon bombing suspect

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Hold announced Thursday prosecutors will seek the death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Deep freeze stresses propane market

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Frigid winter temperatures are putting pressure on the propane industry, as prices have soared and some U.S. regions have had supply shortages.
Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Thursday met with 16 members of Congress to discuss oversight of National Security Administration surveillance programs.
Senators press to revamp military sex-assault rules

Senators press to revamp military sex-assault rules

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A terrorist facing trial in the United States "has greater legal protection than a U.S. Marine" alleging a sexual assault, an assault victim's husband said.

Report: Some NSA employees spied on love interests

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Several National Security Agency employees misused surveillance to spy on their love interests, the agency's inspector general said.
Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

Vitter calls for ethics probe of Reid, Boxer, claims 'bribery'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A Senate Republican requested an ethics investigation of Democrats who hinted they may use his personal scandal to fight his effort to defund part of Obamacare.

B. Todd Jones wins Senate approval as next ATF chief

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate avoided a filibuster Wednesday and voted to confirm B. Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Grassley suggests 'Whistleblowers Appreciation Day'

Grassley suggests 'Whistleblowers Appreciation Day'

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Chuck Grassley introduced a bill Monday calling for a National Whistle-Blower Appreciation Day to honor those who expose government waste or misconduct.

IRS may have targeted candidates, donors for document disclosure

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley says the Internal Revenue Service has disclosed political candidates' or donors' tax documents four times in the last seven years.
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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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