Statehouse and Politics
12:04 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Grassley Wants Bankruptcy Protections for Farmers

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says when Congress passed bankruptcy reform in 2005, it allowed farmers to sell portions of their property without paying capital gains tax. He says the U.S. Supreme Court undercut this protection in 2012.

Iowa’s senior U.S. senator put forth legislation today to protect farmers during bankruptcy.

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Statehouse and Politics
1:48 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Grassley Wants More Oversight

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) says a change to the Congressional budgeting schedule would allow for more oversight of federal agencies.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says now that Republicans are in control of the Senate, he wants a greater focus on Congressional oversight.

One way the Iowa Republican is affecting this shift is by co-sponsoring a bill that changes Congressional budgeting from a one-year to a two-year cycle. He says the second year of the schedule allows Congress more time for the review, monitoring, and supervision of federal programs.

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Statehouse and Politics
11:25 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Grassley Assumes Senate Judiciary Chairmanship

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is the first non-lawyer to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Gage Skidmore

With the 114th Congress sworn in, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley takes the reins of the Senate Judiciary Committee as chairman.

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1:33 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Sen. Grassley: Congress Has December to Act on Taxes

New machinery like this Case IH combine is more affordable when farmers can depreciate up to $500,000 in equipment expenses. But that tax provision has not yet been extended for 2014.
Amy Mayer/IPR file photo

Several dozen tax provisions remain unsettled as Congress returns home for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Statehouse and Politics
8:36 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Grassley Delivers Heartfelt Tribute to Harkin

Sen. Grassley (left) and Sen. Harkin check their messages while inspecting flood in Iowa City
Credit Mauro Heck Photography

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley delivered an emotional tribute to his fellow Iowa senator Tom Harkin, who turned 75 today and is retiring at the end of January. 

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