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Driven by an internal compass to connect the dots of representative government, "of, by and for the people," Chuck Grassley makes it nearly impossible for Iowans to forget they are an essential part of the process.
Every year Grassley meets face-to-face with Iowans at least once in each of Iowa's 99 counties during his annual road trip across the state. And when he's on-the-job in Washington, D.C., Grassley keeps in touch with his constituents by hosting open topic Q & A sessions on his monthly cable TV program and teleconference calls. In addition, he encourages Iowans to share their views via e-mail, phone calls and letters. Iowa's senior U.S. Senator also makes himself accessible through regular interviews with members of the Iowa media and issues regular updates via FaceBook, My Space, and Twitter.
Iowans are accustomed to conscientious constituent service and government accountability thanks to the good governance championed by the family farmer-federal lawmaker from Butler County, Iowa. Tackling his legislative and oversight responsibilities on Capitol Hill with an earnest commitment to upholding the public trust, Chuck Grassley stays true to the values for which Iowans first elected him to higher office.
With nearly three decades of on-the-job experience in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley leverages sweeping policy expertise, relentless congressional oversight and shrewd negotiating skills at the policymaking tables in Washington, D.C. to gain the best advantage for Iowans.
Iowa's senior U.S. Senator considers public service an honorable privilege of citizenship and together with his wife Barbara, works to do right by Iowa voters who have placed their trust in his political leadership and personal integrity. Chuck and Barbara Grassley raised five children and today enjoy nine grandchildren and four great grand kids.