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Chuck Grassley's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Charles 'Chuck' E. Grassley
Office: U.S. Senate (IA) - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1980
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Barbara; 5 Children: Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, Jay
Birth Date: 09/17/1933
Birth Place: New Hartford
Home City: New Hartford, IA
Religion: Baptist
Date Title
July 10, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Surplus Military Equipment
June 13, 2014 Senators Press Defense Department to End "Plugging" Numbers
June 13, 2014 Letter to Robert Hale, Under Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Defense, and Jon T. Rymer, Inspector General of the Department of Defense - Defense Department Plugging Numbers
June 12, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Nomination of Peter Kadzik to Be Assistant Attorney General and the Taliban 5
June 12, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Executive Business Meeting, Victims of Child Abuse Act Reauthorization, OLC Memos on Detainee Transfer
June 11, 2014 Expressing the Sense of the Senate on the May 31, 2014, Transfer of Five Detainees From the Detention Facility At United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
June 11, 2014 Grassley Continues to Press for Release of Justice Department Analysis of Transfer of Dangerous Gitmo Detainees
June 9, 2014 Illinois / Iowa Delegation: Rock Island Arsenal Receives $110 Million in Federal Funding to Ensure Competitiveness & Steady Workload in Future
June 5, 2014 Grassley Presses Justice to Share Legal Justification for President to Disregard the Law on Gitmo Release
June 5, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Guatanamo Detainees Release
May 8, 2014 Manchin Cosponsors Legislation to Launch Army Force Structure Commission
May 7, 2014 Grassley Welcomes Benghazi Select Committee
Feb. 28, 2014 Q&A on the National Guard
Jan. 14, 2014 Provisions in Appropriations Bill will Help Solidify Rock Island Arsenal's Future
Dec. 20, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2014 -- Continued
Dec. 9, 2013 Q&A on Military Reform
Dec. 9, 2013 Funding the Nation's Common Defense
Dec. 3, 2013 Report Shows Possible Audit Misconduct at Defense Department
Nov. 22, 2013 Grassley Reports on Possible Audit Misconduct at Defense Department
Nov. 21, 2013 Sens. Warner, Collins, Kaine & Grassley Introduce Legislation to Protect Military Whistleblowers
Nov. 6, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators Joined by Survivors, Retired General, Advocates Kick Off Final Two-Week Push For Creating an Independent Military Justice System - Defense Bill Expected on The Floor Before Thanksgiving
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 16, 2013 Considering the Options on Syria
Sept. 10, 2013 Grassley Reaction to President's Speech on Syria
Sept. 4, 2013 Grass Roots Representation
June 21, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State of U.S. Department of State - Nuclear Arsenal Reduction
March 20, 2013 Grassley Protests Senate Leader Refusing Vote on Air Guard and Reserve Amendment
March 19, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Collins, King Among 77 Senators Calling on President to Continue Support of Israel
March 19, 2013 Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
Feb. 26, 2013 Grassley Comments on Hagel Nomination
Feb. 4, 2013 Q&A on the Sequester
Dec. 21, 2012 Letter to President Obama - Step Up Pressure, Prevent Nuclear Iran
Dec. 19, 2012 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Iran
Nov. 14, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Nov. 14, 2012 DOD Inspector General Oversight Failure
Oct. 26, 2012 U.S. Security in Benghazi
Oct. 5, 2012 Keeping Government Accountable
Oct. 5, 2012 Grassley Comments on Cybersecurity Staff Meeting at White House
Sept. 21, 2012 Sportsmen's Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
Sept. 19, 2012 IG Report on Fast and Furious Released
Sept. 12, 2012 Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley regarding Embassy Attack in Libya
Aug. 14, 2012 Senators Issue Joint Statement on Cybersecurity
Aug. 7, 2012 Grassley Wants Answers from Napolitano about Chemical Facility Security Program
Aug. 7, 2012 Letter to Zhang Yesui, Ambassador to the United States of the People's Republic of China
July 19, 2012 Grassley Says Reid's Strategy to Block Amendments Now Threatens Committee Debate
July 12, 2012 Grassley Opening Statement at Judiciary Executive Committee Meeting
July 9, 2012 Indictment, Reward in Brian Terry Murder Case
June 27, 2012 Senators Renew Push to Strengthen Cybersecurity
June 6, 2012 Iowa/Illinois Senators Announce that Senate Committee Approves Provisions from their Bill to Increase Workload at Rock Island Arsenal
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