Federal Spotlight: Sen. Grassley’s Historic Vote Streak Comes to an End

November 19, 2020

Sen. Charles Grassley hadn’t missed a Senate roll call vote in over 27 years. That incredible feat came to an end on Tuesday as he quarantines in Iowa due to a positive COVID-19 test. Grassley’s streak, 8,927 consecutive votes, goes back to July 14, 1993, which is the last time he missed a vote as he was touring the historic flood damage in Iowa with then-President Bill Clinton. He broke the previous record held by former Sen. William Proxmire of Wisconsin in January 2016. Sen. Grassley is a leading example of what it means to serve in representative government. He has visited all 99 counties in Iowa every year since he first came into the upper chamber in 1981. ABI wishes the best to Sen. Grassley as he recovers from his illness.