Editorial

Congratulation to Grassley

Friday, November 6, 2015

Sen. Chuck Grassley recently cast his 12,000th vote since being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980.

Only 17 senators in history have cast more votes than Grassley and no senator currently serving has gone as long as Grassley without missing a vote. Grassley has cast 7,474 consecutive votes.

He not only takes his work in Washington, D.C. seriously, he makes a point of being accessible to his constituents when he returns to Iowa. Every year that he has served in the senate he has held at least one public meeting in every one of Iowa's 99 counties.

Grassley is a wonderful example of the work ethic that Iowans are known for.