Read our 2016 Report Card for Grassley.
Our unique analysis of the bills Grassley has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Grassley is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Charles “Chuck” Grassley sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
- Member, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Chairman, United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
- Joint Committee on Taxation
- Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Senate Committee on the Budget
Senate Committee on Finance
- Member, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- Member, Subcommittee on Health Care
- Member, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
Grassley was the primary sponsor of 42 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2893 (114th): Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016
- S. 2613 (114th): Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016
- S. 1482 (114th): Need-Based Educational Aid Act of 2015
- S. 579 (114th): Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2015
- S. 300 (112th): Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012
- S. 1234 (112th): Partners for Stable Families and Foster Youth Affected by Methamphetamine or Other Substance Abuse Act
- S. 3153 (111th): Continuing Extension Act of 2010
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Grassley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Grassley’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 739: A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide enhanced penalties for ...
- S. 633: Congressional Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
- S. 643: Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2017
- S. 616: Food Security is National Security Act of 2017
- S. 494: American Red Cross Transparency Act of 2017
- S.Res. 65: A resolution designating March 3, 2017, as “National Speech and Debate Education Day”.
- S. 419: Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2017
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.R. 8 (112th): American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Jan 1, 2013. Bill Passed 89/8.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Pub.L. 112–240, H.R. 8, 126 Stat. 2313, enacted January 2, 2013) was passed by the United States Congress on January 1, 2013, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama the next day. The Act centers on ...
H.R. 4310 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Dec 21, 2012. Conference Report Agreed to 81/14.
On the Nomination PN399: Susan Owens Hickey, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Arkansas
Oct 13, 2011. Nomination Confirmed 83/8.
S.Res. 116 (112th): A resolution to provide for expedited Senate consideration of certain nominations subject to advice and consent.
Jun 29, 2011. Resolution Agreed to 89/8.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
From Jan 1981 to Mar 2017, Grassley missed 36 of 12,331 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills