|Senior U.S. Senator from Iowa|
From: January 5, 1981 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
|Former U.S. Representative from Iowa's 3rd Congressional District|
From: January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1981
|Predecessor||H. R. Gross|
|Former State Representative from Iowa's 37th District|
From: 1973 – 1975
|Former State Representative from Iowa's 10th District|
From: 1971 – 1973
|Former State Representative from Iowa's 73rd District|
From: 1959 – 1971
Chuck Grassley, born September 17, 1933 (age 89), is a United States Senator from Iowa, and the former Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee that holdings hearings on nominations by the President to the federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He will rotate back onto the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2021 if the GOP holds the majority. Grassley is a candidate for re-election in 2022.
Senator Grassley holds the all-time record of casting the most number of conservative floor votes without missing one, dating back to July 1993.
He is a member of the Republican Party and throughout the current Congress has voted with a majority of his Republican colleagues eight-three percent of the time. He was elected as a Representative in 1974 January 3, 1981 when he was elected United States Senator. He is the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee and is influential in health care negotiations. Grassley received his graduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Senator Grassley is also a fervent tweeter, chronicling his daily deeds and consistent deer slayings.