How old is Sen. Chuck Grassley and what is his net worth?
IOWA Republican Senator Chuck Grassley announced he is running for re-election via Twitter on Friday, September 24, 2021.
The senator has been in office since 1980 and is the longest serving U.S. senator in Iowa. If he is elected, this would be Grassley’s eighth term in office.
Who is Sen. Chuck Grassley?
Grassley started his career in 1958 when he was elected to the Iowa state legislature. He remained in that position until 1974 when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Now 88-years-old, Grassley has held the senator position for 40 years, making him the longest running senator in Iowa.
He posted on Twitter that he is running for re-election at 4am on Friday, September 24, 2021. His post included a meme of a clock turning to 4am before transferring to a video of him running with the sunrise in the background.
What is his net worth?
Grassley was last elected on November 8, 2016, and his term will end in 2023. According to Ballotpedia.org, his base salary is $193,400.
His net worth is $3.1million.
What bills and resolutions did Sen. Chuck Grassley vote for and against in 2019-2020?
Grassley voted for:
- May 2020: Renewing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The act was passed in the U.S. Senate and allows investigators to obtain business records in a national state of emergency without a warrant.
- March 2020: A relief bill requiring businesses of 500 or more employees to provide federal aid for the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The bill passed in the U.S. Senate with a 90-8 vote.
- February 2020: A bill banning abortion after 20 weeks, unless the mother’s life is at risk, or in the case of rape or incest. The bill did not pass.
- July 2019: Renewing the PATRIOT Act that gives the federal government broad surveillance powers. This act was initially implements after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The bill would also temporarily fund the federal government during the extra month of government shutdown. The bill passed 74-20 in the U.S. Senate.
Grassley voted against:
- May 2020: Ending the military actions against Iran. The resolution was passed and prohibits the U.S. military from targeting Iran unless authorized by Congress.
- February 2020: Convicting former President Donald Trump of contempt of Congress. The conviction failed with 47 voting for the resolution.
- February 2020: Convicting former President Donald Trump of abuse of office. The conviction failed with 48 voting for the resolution and 52 voting against it.
- August 2019: Imposing budget caps and submitting balanced budget amendments that would require federal spending to not go over $3.5million through 2029. The amendment did not pass with 23 voting for the caps, and 70 voting against it.
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