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Chuck Grassley on Families & Children

Republican Sr Senator (IA)

 


Foster adoptions and permanent homes for kids

From his key committee assignments in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Grassley works to strengthen the American family by encouraging work and personal responsibility, and fostering adoptions and permanent homes for kids.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Committee on Finance, today said he will act on the findings of a new report to make sure federal programs work well to promote the adoption of special needs children.

"Federal adoption assistance and adoption incentive programs need to work as well as they possibly can," Grassley said. "They're a means to an important end, and that's permanent homes for children. Today's findings show that these programs are helping, but we have to do more. I'll work to help make these programs 100 percent effective. It's a no-brainer to protect children's welfare."

Grassley was a lead requester of a report from the Government Accountability Office, which he released today at an event with adopted youth, including an Iowan, Sean Maudlin of Indianola.

Source: Vote-USA.org on 2010 Iowa Senate incumbents , Nov 28, 2010

Voted NO on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors.

Vote to kill an amendment that would prohibit the distribution of violent video programming to the public during hours when children are reasonably likely to comprise a substantial portion of the audience. Voting YES would kill the amendment proposing the new restrictions. Voting NO would suport the amendment proposing the new restrictions.
Reference: Bill S.254 ; vote number 1999-114 on May 13, 1999

Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record.

Grassley scores 100% by the Christian Coalition on family issues

The Christian Coalition was founded in 1989 by Dr. Pat Robertson to give Christians a voice in government. We represent millions of people of faith and enable them to have a strong, unified voice in the conversation we call democracy.

    Our Five-Fold Mission:
  1. Represent the pro-family point of view before local councils, school boards, state legislatures, and Congress
  2. Speak out in the public arena and in the media
  3. Train leaders for effective social and political action
  4. Inform pro-family voters about timely issues and legislation
  5. Protest anti-Christian bigotry and defend the rights of people of faith.
Our ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
Source: CC website 03n-CC on Dec 31, 2003

Authored recognition of National Foster Care Month.

Grassley sponsored Recognizing National Foster Care Month

RESOLUTION recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

Source: H.Res.577/S.Res.442 14_SRes442 on May 13, 2014

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