Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator from Iowa

Chuck Grassley

U.S. Senator from Iowa

Charles Ernest Grassley was born in September 1933 in New Hartford, Iowa. He earned both a BA and an MA in political science from Iowa State Teachers College (now the University of Northern Iowa). He pursued a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Iowa but ultimately did not complete the program. During the time he was a student, Grassley farmed and worked in factories in Iowa. He taught at Charles City College.

He spent 16 years as a member of the Iowa House of Representatives and served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has been a member of the United States Senate since January 1981. He has been president pro tempore of the Senate since January 2019.

He is married to Barbara Ann Speicher and they have five children. He is a member of The Family, the organization that puts together the National Prayer Breakfast. He is a Baptist.

In the News…

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, the ranking member on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, asked the White House counsel in July to answer whether President Biden used one or more private email accounts as vice president, whether he is using any today as president, and whether government-related emails in the private accounts were preserved as required by the Federal Records Act.

The senators’ letter was prompted by articles in several news outlets that released copies of emails purportedly from Joe Biden to White House staff during his vice presidency and to his son Hunter Biden that involved official government business.

“If these reports are accurate, it is unclear whether then-Vice President Biden forwarded these and related emails to a government account to ensure that they satisfied federal recordkeeping and archival requirements,” Senators Grassley and Johnson wrote. “Further, it is unclear whether now-President Biden has continued the use of non-government email for official business and whether he has continued to provide government information to his family members, including Hunter Biden.”

Their letter also raised concerns about the possible transmission of U.S. government information to Hunter Biden and possible conflicts of interest.

The senators asked the White House to provide information and answers they sought by August 13. The White House has not responded.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Grassley today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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