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 B.A. and an M.A. 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, said whistleblower allegations reveal an alleged political bias at the FBI that has influenced high-level investigations, especially in the bureau’s Washington, D.C. office. 

Senator Grassley has written several letters to FBI Director Christopher Wray to request an accounting for the “deeply rooted political infection” within the bureau. “Starting on May 31, 2022, I’ve written three letters to you regarding political bias that has infected the FBI’s Washington Field Office,” his latest letter said. 

“Two of those letters provided specific and credible allegations based on numerous whistleblowers that have approached my office with information that one can only conclude is indicative of a deeply rooted political infection that has spread to investigative activity into former President Trump and Hunter Biden.” 

Senator Grassley, citing information from “numerous” whistleblowers, said the FBI approved probes into President Trump’s campaign based on questionable information, and “shut down investigative activity and sources, which included verified and, information, relating to Hunter Biden.” 

“The FBI answers to Congress and the American people, so please provide [requested information] no later than August 31, 2022.” 

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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