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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Only Iowa Republican to Support the Infrastructure Bill President Biden Signed into Law Monday

Senator Chuck Grassley was the only Republican in the Iowa delegation who voted in favor of the one-point-two trillion dollar infrastructure bill which President Biden signed into law Monday, and Grassley stands by his vote. He calls the massive measure “an investment in Iowa’s future.” Under the measure, as much as five billion dollars will be coming to Iowa for infrastructure projects, everything from roads to public transportation to airports.

Back in August, Grassley called the infrastructure bill a “significant investment in Iowa’s roads, bridges, waterways, energy and internet.” He says the measure was passed with bipartisan support and will not hurt his reelection chances as it “paves the way…for economic opportunity in the Hawkeye State.”

Grassley was invited to the White House bill signing ceremony and skipped it, but he says it wasn’t for political reasons.

If Grassley wins another term next year, he’d become the longest-serving current member of the U-S Senate since Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy has announced he won’t seek re-election. Grassley is 88 and is in his seventh term in the Senate.