Iowans voted to send Republican Chuck Grassley back to Washington D-C for his seventh term in the U-S Senate on Tuesday.
Grassley says he looks forward to helping unify everyone in 2017 and to working with Donald Trump’s administration.
He hopes partisan divisions can be set aside for the sake of the country’s progress under Trump’s leadership.
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The U-S Supreme Court has operated with only eight justices since the death of Antonin Scalia back in February.
Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, says it will be at least two more months before that vacancy is filled, and that there will be no movement on the issue until January 20th at the earliest, when Trump takes the oath of office.
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Grassley has long maintained the -next- president should make the choice.
As for the lame duck session of Congress that is now before us, Grassley says preventing a government shutdown is the one thing he’d like to see accomplished.
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The deadline looms a month away as federal agencies are now are funded only through December 9th.
President Obama signed a continuing resolution back in September that extended the funding into December.