Senator Charles Grassley

DETAILS: Senator Charles Grassley
(1933 - ) Iowa
  • United States Senate
  • Joint Committee on Taxation
  • United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
  • Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
  • Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources
  • Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
  • Senate Committee on the Budget
  • Senate Committee on Finance
  • Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
  • Subcommittee on Health Care
  • Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
  • Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
  • Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
  • Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
  • Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
  • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property
  • IA Senate
    (1981- present)
  • IA - 3 House
    (1975- 1981)
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Senator Charles Grassley received $15k donation from Honeywell International on Trade
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Senator Charles Grassley received $3k donation from UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE) on Trade
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Senator Charles Grassley received $2.5k donation from Hilton Worldwide on Trade
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Senator Charles Grassley received $2k donation from National Pork Producers Council on Trade
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Senator Charles Grassley received $1k donation from American Council of Life Insurers on Trade
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Senator Charles Grassley received $1k donation from Raytheon Company on Trade
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Senator Charles Grassley received $15k donation from Honeywell International on Environmental Regulation
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Senator Charles Grassley received $2k donation from National Pork Producers Council on Environmental Regulation
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Senator Charles Grassley received $1k donation from Raytheon Company on Environmental Regulation
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ISSUES: Senator Charles Grassley

FOR

Environmental Regulation

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There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
  • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
  • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
  • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
  • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
  • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: Yes
  • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 2 weeks ago

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

LOBBYISTS:

  • Charles Grassley received $15k donation from Honeywell International on Environmental Regulation

  • Charles Grassley received $2k donation from National Pork Producers Council on Environmental Regulation

  • Charles Grassley received $1k donation from Raytheon Company on Environmental Regulation


FOR

Trade

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Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

FOR Democrats

Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source

LOBBYISTS:


FOR

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

LOBBYISTS:


AGAINST

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

LOBBYISTS:


    AGAINST

    Taxes

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    One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
    • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: No
    • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
    • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
    • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 1 month ago

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. source

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. source

    LOBBYISTS:


    AGAINST

    Impeachment

    House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment, and afterward the Senate has the power to try the impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of conviction is removal from office.

    DETAILS:

    AGAINST Republicans

    Republicans are against an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

    FOR Democrats

    Democrats are in favor of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

    LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      Environmental Regulation

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      There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
      • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
      • 10/22/2019-7:33pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/28/2019-10:21pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/28/2019-10:08pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/28/2019-9:32pm
      • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
      • 10/30/2019-4:53pm
      • VOTE: On Passage of the Bill: Yes
      • 10/31/2019-4:33pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/31/2019-4:11pm
      • VOTE: On the Amendment: Yes
      • 10/31/2019-3:33pm
      • VOTE: On the Motion: Yes
      • 11/21/2019-5:32pm
      • VOTE: On the Cloture Motion: Yes
      • 11/21/2019-5:12pm
      • VOTE: On the Motion to Table: Yes
      • 11/21/2019-4:34pm
      • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
      • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 2 weeks ago

      DETAILS:

      FOR Republicans

      Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source

      LOBBYISTS:

      • Charles Grassley received $15k donation from Honeywell International on Environmental Regulation

      • Charles Grassley received $2k donation from National Pork Producers Council on Environmental Regulation

      • Charles Grassley received $1k donation from Raytheon Company on Environmental Regulation


      FOR

      Trade

      $
      Both parties support stronger trade deals with foreign countries. Each party has a different focus on the matter.

      DETAILS:

      FOR Republicans

      Wants strong protections and the ability to negotiate- or walk away- from any trade deal that does not benefit the American people. Strategies include aggressive trade deals and focusing trade efforts on countries that share our values. source

      FOR Democrats

      Wants strong protections when dealing with foreign trade, so our government can set rules in place that protect our environment, jobs, food safety, and health. source

      LOBBYISTS:


      FOR

      Health Care

      $
      There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.

      DETAILS:

      FOR Republicans

      Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source

      LOBBYISTS:


      AGAINST

      Taxes

      $
      One of the key issues in tax reform is whether Big Business tax breaks should be repealed, and which organizations should enjoy nonprofit status.
      • VOTE: On the Joint Resolution: No
      • 10/23/2019-7:06pm
      • S.J.RES.50 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury, relating to "Contributions in Exchange for State or Local Tax Credits".
      • Failed of passage in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 52. Record Vote Number: 331., 1 month ago

      DETAILS:

      AGAINST Republicans

      Republicans are against hypertaxation on any class or industry. They want to ensure past abuses against businesses, individuals, non-profits, and others are never repeated by the tax system. In regards to overseas businesses, they advocate for a territory based taxation- which will tax money made and stored abroad by American businesses and organizations. source

      FOR Democrats

      Democrats want to end tax breaks for large businesses and add tax penalties for companies that send their businesses, production, and funding overseas. They focus on increasing tax breaks to the lower- and middle-income families in order to lighten the cost of living burdens. source

      LOBBYISTS:


      DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
        • Company
        • Amount
        • American Hospital Association
        • $15k
        • Cardinal Health, Inc.
        • $15k
        • General Electric Company (including subsidiaries)
        • $15k
        • Honeywell International
        • $15k
        • NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION
        • $15k
        • Anthem, Inc.
        • $14.5k
        • AmeriSourceBergen Corporation
        • $13.5k
        • National Community Pharmacists Association
        • $12.5k
        • AFLAC INCORPORATED
        • $12.5k
        • BASF Corporation
        • $12.5k
      Based on the July 2019 report, next report due August 20th.
      CONGRESS: