Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Senator from Iowa, Republican

Grassley, a Republican, has been a senator from Iowa since Jan 5, 1981 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district (1975-1980).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Grassley for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Charles “Chuck” Grassley sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Grassley sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (18%) Education (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Law (9%) Taxation (8%) Immigration (8%) Agriculture and Food (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Grassley’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1981 to Sep 2016, Grassley missed 36 of 12,221 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: