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01.14.19

Grassley Op-ed: Top priority is reducing health care costs

Grassley: Top priority is reducing health care costsU.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaAs Americans, we’re blessed to live in a nation where investments and innovations in health care help millions of people every day to manage and overcome their illnesses. Yet the escalating prices of prescription drugs are a daily concern for every American in need of them. In fact, it’s one of the top concerns I hear from Iowans at my annual 99 county meetings as well as through phone calls and emails… Continue Reading


01.11.19

VIDEO: Grassley Discusses Finance Committee Priorities on Morning TV

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, discussed trade, health and tax issues as well as his top priorities for the Senate Finance Committee this morning on Squawk Box on CNBC and Daybreak on Bloomberg TV. Video of the interviews can be found here and here and below. Grassley’s agenda for the Senate Finance Committee for the 116th Congress can be found here.Squawk Box on CNBC Daybreak on Bloomberg TV -30-… Continue Reading


01.11.19

VIDEO: Grassley Discusses Finance Committee Priorities on Morning TV

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, discussed trade, health and tax issues as well as his top priorities for the Senate Finance Committee this morning on Squawk Box on CNBC and Daybreak on Bloomberg TV. Video of the interviews can be found here and here and below. Grassley’s agenda for the Senate Finance Committee for the 116th Congress can be found here. Squawk Box on CNBC Daybreak on Bloomberg TV … Continue Reading


01.11.19

VIDEO: Grassley Discusses Finance Committee Priorities on Morning TV

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, discussed trade, health and tax issues as well as his top priorities for the Senate Finance Committee this morning on Squawk Box on CNBC and Daybreak on Bloomberg TV. Video of the interviews can be found here and here and below. Grassley’s agenda for the Senate Finance Committee for the 116th Congress can be found here.Squawk Box on CNBC Daybreak on Bloomberg TV -30-… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Grassley Op-ed: Building on the success of tax reform

Grassley: Building on the success of tax reform U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa At my family farm in New Hartford, when our family gathers around the kitchen table, we don't talk about the latest news in Washington, D.C. We talk about our soybean harvest and what we need to plan for in the coming year. We talk about our children's jobs, our grandchildren's education and events happening in the community. These are the things that matter to families in Iowa and throughout the country. Too… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Grassley Op-ed: Free, fair trade will continue to be priority for Finance Committee

Grassley: Free, fair trade will continue to be priority for Finance CommitteeU.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of IowaIowans understand how important trade is to our state. Iowa’s economy depends on fair and free trade. It’s one of the top issues Iowans talk to me about during my 99 annual county meetings, through calls and emails and when Iowans visit my office in Washington, D.C.The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a topic of debate since before Presi… Continue Reading


01.10.19

Grassley Becomes Finance Committee Chairman, Outlines Agenda for 116th Congress

WASHINGTON - Following the adoption of a Senate resolution ratifying committee leadership today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa released the following statement outlining his committee agenda for the Congress. As he takes the gavel of the Finance Committee for the second time, Grassley's agenda reflects a desire to build on past successes, protect consumers and patients and improve the quality of life for all Americans. "One of the most frequent questions I'm asked at … Continue Reading


01.09.19

Grassley, Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Permit Personal Importation of Rx Drugs from Canada

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota today introduced the Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2019, which would permit the importation of prescription drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada. "For decades, safe and affordable prescription drugs have been for sale just across the border, but legally out of reach for American families. It's long past time for Congress to help the millions of Americans who struggle to p… Continue Reading


12.21.18

Hatch Announces Departure of Tax Reform Advisor

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today announced that Senior Policy Advisor for Tax Reform Christopher Hanna will be departing the committee at the end of the year. "Christopher has been a wonderful asset to the committee. His dedication to the success of tax reform was invaluable; he worked for 6 years to make this historic legislation happen. Because of his help, tax reform has created hundreds of thousands of new jobs and spurred strong economic growth." … Continue Reading


12.20.18

One Year Later: How Tax Reform Has Made a Difference

One Year Later: How Tax Reform Has Made a Difference WASHINGTON - One year ago when Chairman Hatch spearheaded tax reform, he said this historic legislation would "turn the ship around." Tax reform has lived up to that promise. Since it was enacted, economic indicators around the country have shown that this legislation is a proven success. Tax reform has driven up consumer confidence, created hundreds of thousands of new jobs, aided in boosting the American economy, and encouraged small busin… Continue Reading


12.20.18

Hatch Announces Departure of Chief Tax Counsel

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today announced that Chief Tax Counsel Jennifer Acuña would be departing the committee at the end of the year. "Jennifer is a top-notch problem-solver who played a critical role in drafting and enacting tax reform last year. One of my chief goals during tax reform was to transition our outdated world-wide tax system toward a territorial one, while ensuring that companies did not send jobs and investment overseas. It was … Continue Reading


12.20.18

ICYMI: Hatch Has Doggedly Altered How We Live from Cradle to Grave

By Warren Rojas December 20, 2018 6:31AM ET The prolific Utah lawmaker, who is leaving office 40 years after he arrived on Capitol Hill, historically has fought for what he believes in by studying policy, building bipartisan support, and patiently bending the legislative branch to his will. His legislative legacy-staff members said he has had more than 800 bills signed into law-is predictably long and fascinatingly diverse. While his name isn't synonymous with every deal that has crossed … Continue Reading


12.19.18

Hatch, Casey Put Forward Bill to Encourage Antibiotic Innovation

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and committee member Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) today introduced S. 3787 the Developing an Innovative Strategy for Antimicrobial Resistant Microorganisms (DISARM) Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation to address the lack of research and development for advanced antibiotics. These drugs are needed to combat the rising rates of antibiotic resistant pathogens, such as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections which are… Continue Reading


12.18.18

Hatch, Wyden Push For Improvements to the Tariff Exclusion Process

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) are seeking improvements from U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to make fairer and more timely the process that U.S. businesses must go through to request exclusions from Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum. In the letter, Hatch and Wyden express concerns that delays and confusion under the current process "extend uncertainty for American workers, businesses, and their … Continue Reading


12.17.18

Hatch Statement on Texas v. United States

WASHINGTON - Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued a statement about a Texas judge's ruling that that Obamacare is unconstitutional: "This is an interesting case and we're going to have to see how it ultimately plays out. The individual mandate forced Americans to buy health insurance they did not want or could not afford and I am proud that Republicans acted decisively in repealing the regressive tax in last year's tax overhaul. While this case winds its way through th… Continue Reading

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