Oversight

03.15.23

Biden’s Budget Brings More Taxes, More Debt, Less Opportunity, Fewer Resources For Essential Government Services

Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Budget CommitteeHearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget ProposalWednesday, March 15, 2023VIDEO Mr. Chairman, I appreciate your holding today’s hearing on the President’s fiscal year 2024 budget. I hope that it will be the first of many hearings focused on our nation’s finances. And I’d like to thank our witness, Director Young, for being here today. Some decades ago when the federal government was… Continue Reading


03.09.23

A Month Late and Trillions Short: Biden’s Budget Charts Unsustainable Course on Federal Spending

WASHINGTON - On March 9, 2023, President Biden released an overview of his fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget request. The Biden Budget attempts to build on the Administration’s false claims of deficit reduction by repackaging unpopular proposals to raise trillions in taxes to cover its continued reckless spending binge. Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley issued the following statement: “President Biden’s FY2024 budget proposal is a roadmap to fiscal ruin. From its delayed rol… Continue Reading


03.08.23

Grassley Discusses Federal Budget At Budget Hearing On Wildfires

Prepared Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)Ranking Member, Senate Committee on the BudgetHearing titled “A Burning Issue: The Economic Costs of Wildfires”March 8, 2023 Mr. Chairman, tomorrow the President will submit a portion of his 2024 Budget to Congress. Like his first two Budgets, this one will arrive over a month late.   When the President’s budget is delayed the Congressional process is held up. A delayed process postpones when appropriators and aut… Continue Reading


03.01.23

Grassley Statement at Hearing on "Rising Seas, Rising Costs"

Prepared Opening Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Ranking Member, Senate Committee on the Budget Hearing on Rising Seas, Rising Costs: Climate Change and the Economic Risks to Coastal Communities March 1, 2023 One week ago, the Congressional Budget Office released its budget and economic outlook. This non-partisan report provides us a much-needed fiscal reality check on the state of our nation’s finances. Grim, dire, bleak. All have been used to describ… Continue Reading


02.23.23

Grassley: Joe Biden And I Fought Deficit Disaster Together As Senators. Four Decades Later, We Need Fiscal Sanity

by Sen. Chuck Grassley

In 1984, when faced with $200 billion deficits and a national debt nearing $2 trillion, an emphatic Democrat Sen. Joe Biden warned of "economic disaster" unless Congress took "dramatic actions on deficits right now." He was advocating for a government-wide spending freeze - a bipartisan proposal that he and I led to restore fiscal restraint to the federal government.    Today, our total national debt has surpassed $31 trillion - 15 times larger than 1984. Our public debt as a share of our econ… Continue Reading


02.15.23

Grassley Statement and Fast Facts on Budget and Economic Outlook

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2023-2033. This new report contains CBO’s projections about how the budget and economy will look under existing laws for the next decade. The report also confirmed that the Democrats’ so-called Inflation Reduction Act would in fact add to inflationary pressures over the next two years. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statemen… Continue Reading


02.15.23

Grassley: Returning to Regular Order is Critical to Restoring Fiscal Sanity

Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Ranking Member, Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Climate-Related Economic Risks and Their Costs to the Federal Budget and the Global Economy Wednesday, February 15, 2023 VIDEO   Mr. Chairman, I’m pleased to be here with you for our inaugural hearing as Chair and Ranking Member of the Budget Committee. Despite our political differences, I know we can find common areas of agreement to work on together.   One area … Continue Reading


02.06.23

Grassley Statement on Biden’s Missed Budget Deadline

WASHINGTON - Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today after President Joseph R. Biden failed to produce a budget proposal by the statutory deadline. “It’s the first Monday in February and the White House has produced no budget. After two years of abusing the budget process to pursue reckless, partisan spending, we should not be surprised at what has become typical irresponsibility. But that does not mean we should le… Continue Reading


08.16.22

Graham Statement on Biden Signing Bill that Increases Taxes, Worsens Inflation, Supersizes IRS

WASHINGTON - Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after President Joe Biden signed into law the Democrats' reconciliation bill that will increase taxes, do nothing to fix inflation and supersize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). "President Biden's track record is not good. Since he's been in charge our border has been overrun and he created a debacle in Afghanistan. "Now President Biden is promising this massive tax and spendin… Continue Reading


08.12.22

Graham Statement on House Dems Voting to Increase Taxes, Worsen Inflation, Supersize IRS

WASHINGTON - Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after the House of Representatives passed the Democrats' reconciliation bill that would increase taxes, do nothing to fix inflation and supersize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). "Democrats closed the deal on a Manchin-Schumer bill that will add another 87,000 agents to the IRS army. As bad as that is, it's not all the damage they are doing. Liberal Democrats created a new gas t… Continue Reading


08.10.22

Graham Statement on July Inflation

WASHINGTON - Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after President Joe Biden made remarks celebrating inflation hitting 8.5% in July. "What world is President Biden living in? Americans continue to suffer under Biden inflation. Clearly, he hasn't bought any food or filled up a gas tank. He hasn't tried to order something online and receive it in the same year he placed the order. How out of touch can you be? Sad and dangerous." ####… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Graham on Democrats Voting to Increase Taxes, Worsen Inflation

WASHINGTON - Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement after the Senate passed the so-called "Inflation Reduction Act" on a strict party line vote. Senator Graham voted no on the bill. "The Democrats are at it again. Another massive tax and spend bill that will be a disaster for a weak economy and make the lives of suffering Americans worse. So unnecessary." "I hope the American people realize that no matter how well-meaning my Democra… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Roll Call vote on passage of H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation, as amended.

Passed, 51-50 with @VP voting in the affirmative: Roll Call vote on passage of Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation, as amended.… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Roll Call vote on Warner amendment #5488

Adopted, 51-50 with @VP voting in the affirmative: Roll Call vote on adoption of Warner amendment #5488, in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Roll Call vote on Thune amendment #5472

Adopted, 57-43. Roll Call vote on adoption of Thune amendment #5472, in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Roll Call vote on Hagerty motion to commit H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation to the Judiciary Committee

Not agreed to, 50-50. Roll Call vote on Hagerty motion to commit H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation to the Judiciary Committee, with instructions.… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Roll Call vote on adoption of the following amendments, en bloc Daines #5425 Ernst #5361 Fischer #5360 Portman #5224 Lankford #5411 Murkowski #5454

Not agreed to, 50-50. Roll Call vote on adoption of the following amendments, en bloc, in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution: Daines #5425 Ernst #5361 Fischer #5360 Portman #5224 Lankford #5411 Murkowski #5454… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Roll Call vote on Sullivan amendment #5435

Not agreed to, 50-50. Roll Call vote on adoption of Sullivan amendment #5435, in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Roll Calll vote on Rubio motion to commit H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation to the HELP Committee (RE: Pregnancy Definition)

Not agreed to, 50-50. Roll Calll vote on Rubio motion to commit H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation to the HELP Committee, with instructions. (RE: Pregnancy Definition)… Continue Reading


08.07.22

Roll Call vote on Blackburn motion to commit H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation to the Agriculture Committee

Not agreed to, 50-50. Roll Call vote on Blackburn motion to commit H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation to the Agriculture Committee.… Continue Reading

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