Grassley Released From Hospital, Expects Return To Senate
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15: Ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks during a Senate Judiciary hearing about the Inspector General's report on the FBI handling of the Larry Nassar investigation of sexual abuse of Olympic gymnasts, on Capitol Hill on September 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Maroney, along with other U.S. Gymnasts gave testimony on the abuse they experienced at the hand of Larry Nassar, the former US women's national gymnastics team doctor, and the FBI’s lack of urgency when handling their cases.
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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has been released from the hospital and is expected to return to work in the near future, according to a statement he made on Thursday.

“Thx for ur well wishes & prayers Happy to be home I look fwd to getting back to work,” Grassley wrote on X.

Grassley was hospitalized earlier this week due to an infection, according to his office.

“Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is receiving antibiotic infusions at an area hospital to treat an infection,” his office said on Tuesday. “He is in good spirits and will return to work as soon as possible following doctors’ orders.”

Grassley, 90, was elected to the Senate in 1980 and has been re-elected seven times, including most recently in 2022.

Following the passing last year of then-Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who was just a couple of months older than Grassley, he is now the oldest member of the U.S. Senate.


After Grassley, the oldest members of the Senate are Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), 82; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), 81; Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), 80; Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), 80; Sen. Angus King (I-ME), 79; Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), 79; Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), 77; Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), 77; Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), 76; Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), 76; Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), 76; Sen. Peter Welch (D-VT), 76; Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), 76; and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), 76.

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