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Feinstein Gymnastics Abuse Conference
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) hugs gymnast Mattie Larson after a news conference with sexual abuse survivors to discuss legislation "requiring amateur athletics governing bodies to immediately report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement and strengthen oversight of gymnasiums, amateur sports organizations, and coaches" at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC on January 30, 2018. Participants include Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Reps. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.) and Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), former USA gymnastics national team members Jamie Dantzscher and Jeanette Antolin; 1996 Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu; and Nancy Hogshead-Makar, CEO of Champion Women. Photo by Leigh Vogel/UPI
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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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