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Senator Grassley is the longest serving Senator in Iowa history and is the Chairman of the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. Heralded as a champion of whistleblower rights, Grassley has been behind many key pieces of whistleblower legislation over the past several decades, including the historic 1986 amendments to the False Claims Act, the Tax Relief and Health Care Act which modernized the IRS Whistleblower Program in 2006, and the CFTC Fund Management Act of 2021 which saved the CFTC Whistleblower Program from financial collapse. Grassley was first elected to the Iowa state legislature in 1958 and served there until Iowans sent him to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974. In 1980, Grassley was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he’s developed a reputation for bipartisanship and pragmatism. This approach to legislating consistently earns Grassley high marks as one of the Senate’s most effective and collaborative lawmakers. In each post, serving Iowans has always been Grassley’s guiding light and primary objective.