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Politics Chuck Grassley

  • White House statement: President Donald J. Trump promised rural America that he would protect the Renewable Fuel Standard, and has never wavered from that promise. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, Iowa: Its a great day for Iowa and a great day for rural America. Republican Senator Joni Ernst, Iowa: These assurances are a clear win for Iowans.

  • WASHINGTON— The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump's nominees for key regulatory posts. Joni Ernst of Iowa and a half dozen other Republican lawmakers to take specific actions benefiting the biofuels industry.

  • WASHINGTON— A Republican senator said Tuesday he may seek to block President Donald Trump's nominees for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency unless the administration backs off a proposed reduction in the volume of biofuels blended into gasoline and diesel. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said he plans to speak with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is going around mischaracterizing his tax plan as the largest tax cut in U.S. history and a Republican senator is calling him out on it. Chuck Grassley tweeted Thursday, as if speaking to Trump, "Ur tax cut will not be' largest in history of country,'" and proceeded to offer a fact check "my own self." In an analysis in April, Goldwein's...

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

    Three congressional committees are scuffling over a former British spy's reports that are central to investigations into U.S. allegations that Russia tried to help Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Oct 5- A group of 38 U.S. senators asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to abandon plans to lower biofuel requirements for oil refiners in 2018, according to a letter made public by the office of Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The senators, including Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said in the letter that the EPA...

  • Oct 5- A group of 38 U.S. senators asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to abandon plans to lower biofuels requirements for oil refiners in 2018, according to a letter made public by the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. The senators, including Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said in the letter that the EPA should...

  • Allergan's Restasis medicine for dry eyes.

    Allergan is urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to review the patent challenge system it’s been accused of thwarting.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

    Price was already on thin ice with Trump administration officials, who viewed him as not supportive enough of Obamacare repeal efforts.

  • Heath and Human Services Secretary Tom Price

    Politico has reported that Price has taken 26 private plane trips at a cost of more than $400,000.

  • The EPA is weighing a change to U.S. biofuels policy that would allow exports of ethanol to count toward the country's annual biofuels volumes mandates, Reuters reported Wednesday. It is unclear whether the EPA has the unilateral authority to make such a sweeping change or needs congressional blessing. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an...

  • Sept 27- Four U.S. senators have asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to launch an investigation into a deal drugmaker Allergan Plc struck with a Native American tribe to protect some of its patents from generic challenge, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Democrats Maggie Hassan, Sherrod Brown, Bob Casey and Richard Blumenthal in the letter to Judiciary...

  • Sept 27- Four U.S. senators have asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to launch an investigation into a deal drugmaker Allergan Plc struck with a Native American tribe to protect some of its patents from generic challenge, according to a letter seen by Reuters. Democrats Maggie Hassan, Sherrod Brown, Bob Casey and Richard Blumenthal in the letter to Judiciary...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump introduces his son Donald Trump Jr. as he addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum on April 27, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    President Donald Trump's family and associates will be back in the crosshairs of congressional committees investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia.

  • EpiPen

    The settlement came after an unusual lawsuit by Sanofi, a competitor to Mylan, which alleged anti-competitive tactics.

  • BOSTON, Aug 17- Mylan NV has finalized a $465 million settlement resolving U.S. Justice Department claims it overcharged the government for its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment, which became the center of a firestorm over price increases. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts on Thursday announced the accord, which was soon after criticized by some...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid. The Sierra Club, in the suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the department had ignored a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid. The Sierra Club, in the suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the department had ignored a...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- Environmental group the Sierra Club sued the U.S. Energy Department on Monday in hopes of forcing it to reveal the groups it has consulted in conducting an eagerly awaited study on the electricity grid. The Sierra Club, in the suit filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, said the department had ignored a...

  • Then-FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in 2013.

    Two members of the Senate moved Thursday to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump.