Chuck Grassley – United States Senator from Iowa

Chuck Grassley is an American politician who is working as the senior United States Senator from Iowa. He is a member of the Republican Party at present. But previously, from 1959 to 1975, he was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives and also of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1981.

Early life

He was born as Chuck Ernest Grassley on 17 September 1933, in New Hartford, Iowa, US. He is the son of father Louis Arthur Grassley and mother Ruth. For his education, in 1955, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Iowa State Teachers (now the University of Northern Iowa). Then, in 1956, he earned an MA from the same University respectively.

Career

Chuck Grassley started his political career in 1958 after being selected as an Iowa State legislator. In 1974, he got elected to the House of Representatives. In July 1988, he was listed as the members of Congress by President Clinton. Three years later in 2001, he met Democratic Senator Max Baucus over the allocation of finances in tax cuts. They both reported that they were making progress in reaching a bipartisan deal. Subsequently, in August 2002, to President and Chief executive of the United Way of America Brian Gallagher, he sent a letter. There, he requested a detailed explanation on the overseeing of both finances and management of the organizations’ affiliates.

On 5 November 2007, under the leadership of six ministries by the United States Senate Committee on Finance, he announced an investigation into the tax-exempt status. But only three of the ministries had shown compliance with the Finance Committee’s request by the 6 December 2007 deadline. For his efforts to protect taxpayers, he was called a “Taxpayer Super Hero” in 2014 by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. Moreover, in 1980, he elected his Senate seat by defeating the Democratic incumbent, John Culver. After that, he became the longest-serving senator in Iowa history as he was reelected in 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.

Furthermore, Grassley is the author of the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989. He has campaigned to increase protection and provide support for “whistleblower”. Also, he has supported a number of FBI whistleblowers and received a lifetime achievement award on 17 May 2007 from the National Whistleblower Center. Then, he announced plans to create a caucus in the Senate dedicated to strengthening whistleblower protections in April 2014.

Net worth

During 2017, his net worth was rumored to be above $3 million. But at the present year, the information about his net worth is not yet disclosed. Similarly, there is no information about his annual income, cars, and mansions.

Personal life

 

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The wedding was at 2pm, Barbara got there at 215. Worth the wait. Here we are 64yrs later. Happy anniversary Mrs G

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While talking about his personal life, he is a married man. On 23rd August 1954, he married Barbara Ann Speicher. The couple together has five children named Lee, Windy, Robin, Michele, and Jay. He also has a grandson named Pat Grassley who is a member of the Iowa House of Representatives.

Facts

He is also well recognized for his widely reported and long-running “feud” with The History Channel. According to a report, he will become the most senior Republican serving in the US Senate in January 2019 due to the retirement of Orrin Hatch.

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