Americans for Limited Government presented U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) their annual Legislator of the Year award for his “extraordinary courage in defense of liberty.”

“Senator Grassley earned this award by leading some of the most important fights for freedom over the last year as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman. Starting with his Jan. 2018 memo exposing FISA abuse and referring Christopher Steele for criminal charges for lying to the FBI, Grassley was instrumental in shedding light on how false information was used to obtain FISA warrants against the Trump campaign in 2016  and is now continuing to be used to obstruct the Trump agenda and undermine his entire presidency today,” Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, explained.

“Senator Grassley has also led the confirmations of 84 conservative judges to positions on courts across the country. Two of these being Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In the face of unprecedented Democratic obstruction, Grassley showed courage as he never backed down in his defense of the Constitutional presumption of innocence.  Americans for Limited Government is proud to name Senator Chuck Grassley our 2018 Senator of the Year,” Manning added.

Rick Manning (on left) with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

“Having observed that an all-powerful government is a threat to liberty, our Founding Fathers established a government that was intentionally limited and focused on preserving individual rights. I want to thank Americans for Limited Government for this recognition. Fulfilling my constitutional role of holding government accountable and putting forward solutions that will allow Iowans and all Americans to live free and prosperous lives is the priority that has guided my work as a legislator. It’s an honor to represent the people of Iowa. I look forward to continuing to serve Iowans and all Americans,” Grassley responded.

Grassley was recently named President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate, a role he will start in 2019. First elected in 1980, Grassley has served 38 years. When Republicans reclaimed the Senate Majority in 2014, Grassley was named the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Congress convened in 2015. 

Past recipients of the award are Congressmen Devin Nunes (R-CA), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Sean Duffy (R-WI). 

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