Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Q&A with Sen. Chuck Grassley

Q: What’s your take on the budgeting process in Washington?

A: It’s broken. As a taxpayer watchdog and ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, I continuously look for ways to protect taxpayer dollars and ensure the government is working effectively for the American people. As Congress approaches the end of the fiscal year, lawmakers are chewing over annual spending bills that fund government operations - including federal agencies, the military, and the judiciary – and a number of federal programs. This funding is referred to as discretionary spending because it must be approved by Cong...