Charles Grassley

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Whistleblowers often face retribution for trying to tell the truth and make government better. Protecting them is an important, non-partisan job that the Office of Special Counsel has done well under Carolyn Lerner's leadership.
Mar 22 2017
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Attorney General Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself, and he did exactly what he said he'd do regarding potential recusals when he was before our committee. It's unfortunate that the Democrats didn't even have the decency to give him an opportunity to clear up confusion to the statement in writing.

They don't seem to have a reason as to why his name hasn't come up.

The American people deserve a full accounting to better understand who is running the government and whether the administration is adhering to its promise to be open, transparent, and accountable. I'm not asking for anything the director of the Office of Government Ethics doesn't already have the legal authority to do.

I don't think people had a chance to hear me as much as they normally would at a town hall meeting because there were long speeches and there was applause and some interference. They didn't get my point of view but if they want me to listen to them I am willing to listen to them.

The only times I need Tums is when I have chocolate ice cream before I go to bed.

He's a mainstream judge. He's displayed independence. He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say. He is well-qualified and respected.

It's time for him to have the opportunity to speak for himself before the judiciary committee.

If a specific individual is likely to be violent due to the nature of their mental illness, then the government should have to prove it. The Second Amendment, as a fundamental right, requires the government to carry the burden to show a person has a dangerous mental illness. This regulation obviously and simply does not achieve that.

We all know him to be a man of deep integrity, a man of his word, and a man committed to fairness.

We need programs dedicated to putting American workers first. When skilled foreign workers are needed to meet the demands of our labor market, we must also ensure that visa applicants who honed their skills at American colleges and universities are a priority over the importation of more foreign workers.

By all accounts, he has a record of deciding cases based on the text of the Constitution and the law. That's important, because in our system of government, Congress, not judges, make the laws.

It's not clear to me why it would be a problem even if he had been involved.

I like trade and we need to negotiate down barriers. It's just not an easy thing to do.

I think both opponents and proponents of filling the vacancy are going to want it filled as fast as they can.

With drug prices through the roof, the way drug and device makers spend money is of more public interest than ever.

Democratic members of the committee have pledged a fair process. Based on those commitments, I trust the other side will resist what some liberal interest groups are clearly hoping for – an attack on his character.

A lot of earlier payments to doctors were under the umbrella of Continuing Medical Education. We shouldn't create a loophole that would let drug and medical device companies mask their payments to doctors under a payment category that's too broad and could gut the spirit and the letter of the Sunshine Act.

This happened because either the agencies in charge dropped the ball, the company gamed the system, or both.

The growing number of unanswered questions demand explanations.

We need to determine whether taxpayers overpaid for the EpiPen through the Department of Defense and the VA and whether they deserve a rebate, as they do with Medicaid. Spending that isn't warranted squeezes the health care budget.

Americans deserve to know what the government is doing to hold Mylan accountable, recoup lost tax dollars and prevent similar behavior in the future.

There isn't much discussion of what analyses went into the price-setting in response to my question. There also isn't much of a description of the product features and value that the company says have helped to justify the price increases. The company say a large number of patients have benefited from patient assistance programs but the outrage Congress is hearing seems to indicate that a lot of people aren't seeing those benefits. It may be that the newly announced expanded patient assistance program will make a difference, but that's to be determined. consumers.

In the meantime, I'll continue to work on my two pending bills that would help bring more generic drugs to the market to help consumers.

Wasting investigative resources on cases that go nowhere raises concerns about the responsible use of tax dollars.

If we have the election, and there was a majority of the Senate changed their mind about doing it in the lame duck, as opposed to January 20, I don't feel that I could stand in the way of that. But I don't think I can promote that idea.

I also am concerned that further concentration in the industry will impact the price and choice of chemicals and seed for farmers, which ultimately will impact choice and costs for consumers. Finally, I am concerned that further consolidation will diminish critical research and development initiatives.

Do you believe there is potential for exploitation of the catastrophic benefit as it is currently framed?

They'll say if a territory can receive unprecedented authority from Congress, then why shouldn't a state?

Balancing the cost of developing lifesaving medications with the need to make available affordable prescription drugs to consumers has always been a difficult task. It's a consistent topic at my town meetings.

I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decision. In other words, take it a step at a time. I think I have a responsibility to perform and I can't worry about the election. I've got to do my job as a senator, whatever it is. And there will be a lot of tough votes between now and the next election.

Does the FBI use drones for surveillance on US soil?

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