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Patent Reform Bill A Good Step, But Still Falls Way Short Of Fixing A Broken System

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As was widely expected, earlier this week, a bunch of high-profile Senators introduced a big patent reform bill, known as the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act. It's backed by Senators Chuck Grassley, Patrick Leahy, Chuck Schumer and John Cornyn, and has a decent chance of becoming law. Show More Summary

Call It Out: Senator Makes Offensive Comment on Voting Rights Act Fix

This week, Senator Chuck Grassley dismissed the need to consider legislation to strengthen voting rights laws.

Civil rights leader slams Senator Chuck Grassley over Voting Rights Act comments

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights thinks Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, should bone up on his understanding of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Wade Henderson, president of the conference, denounced the senator Thursday for comments he made this week. Grassley characterized the...

NC Senators want to block gang members from receiving immigration benefits

North Carolina’s Republican senators have joined Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and filed new legislation prohibiting people with gang ties from gaining immigration benefits after federal immigration officials admitted that, in… Click to Continue »

Sen. Chuck Grassley: No Need To Fix Voting Rights Act, Blacks Already Vote Enough!

It was wonderful in 2013 when the Supreme Court finally decided that racism was over, and as a gesture of their goodwill, struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the part that said states like Mississippi and Alabama have to ask permission before changing voting rules to hurt minorities, not that they would ever do anything like that. Show More Summary

Sen. Grassley Wants IRS Action On Taxpayer Data Protection — The budget-stifled Internal Revenue Service has been grappling with computer security issues for years, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has had enough, and he wants the agency to explain how it’s solving the problem, according to a... The post Sen. Grassley Wants IRS Action On Taxpayer Data Protection appeared first on.

US Marshals Service Whistleblowers Allege Officials Use Freedom of Information Act to Retaliate Against Them

Multiple whistleblowers in the US Marshals Service have informed Republican Senator Chuck Grassley’s office that leadership is allegedly using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to retaliate against them for seeking to report systemic abuses of power. In a letter to the Acting Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates of the Justice Department, Grassley, who [...]

Chuck Grassley: No voting rights update needed because 'more minorities are already voting'

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made clear in a speech to the National Press Club Monday that he's going to take a very narrow view of what constitutes justice as far as his committee is concerned. Show More Summary

Sen. Grassley Pledges Push for 'Supreme Court TV'

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Monday he plans to push ahead with legislation to require the U.S. Supreme Court to allow cameras to broadcast its proceedings.       

Sen. Grassley: No Need To Fix Voting Rights Act Since 'More Minorities Are Already Voting'

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said Monday he doesn't expect to bring up legislation to restore the Voting Rights Act, because lots of minority people are already voting. During an event...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 718

Breitbart, GOP Sen. Presses Obama Administration On Criminal Probe Of IRS Targeting of Conservatives: On Tax Day, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) pressed the Obama administration for an update on the criminal investigation into the alleged misconduct of IRS personnel in the handling of conservative organizations’ tax exempt...

Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over...

DoJ’s mental defective gun ban list is mostly veterans

Bobo sends us a link from the Washington Times which reports that Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is pretty upset that the list of “mental defectives” on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System who are forbidden to possess firearms is 99.3% veterans, mostly because the only agency that is doing what the law requires […]

White House Spokesman Slams Chuck Grassley For 'Duplicity' On Loretta Lynch Delays

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest tore into Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday for saying that it's Democrats' fault that U.S. attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch has stalled in the Senate. Republicans have...Show More Summary

WH: Sen. Chuck Grassley in Washington ‘too long’

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest lashed out at congressional Republicans on Thursday for delaying a confirmation vote for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, suggesting Judiciary Committee chair Sen. Chuck… Click to Continue »

Josh Earnest: 'It's Possible Chuck Grassley Has Been In Washington Too Long'

As usual, the Senate continues to delay the confirmation vote on Loretta Lynch. As Jeffrey Toobin notes, their inaction appears to be punitive because they can be punitive. Governing the country isn't half as important as screwing the...Show More Summary

Chuck Grassley's 'astounding display of duplicity' on Loretta Lynch nomination

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) just made himself Exhibit A for why you can never trust a Republican. When Eric Holder announced his resignation prior to last year's election, the White House and Senate Democrats considered pushing through...Show More Summary

Josh Earnest Accuses Chuck Grassley Of Being 'Duplicitous' For Delaying Loretta Lynch Nomination

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called out Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday after Grassley blamed Democrats for not confirming Loretta Lynch while they controlled the Senate. Earnest accused Grassley...Show More Summary

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley ready to run again at age 81

Grassley, the second oldest member of the Senate, has been in elected office since 1959 and is hugely popular in his home state, where he is known for his vigorous work ethic and down-home charm. Grassley currently serves as a chairman...Show More Summary

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