Grassley trades Judiciary leadership for Senate Finance Chairmanship

Iowa’s senior senator Chuck Grassley will trade his position of Senate Judiciary Committee chairman to lead the Senate Finance Committee.

The spot opened after Orrin Hatch, a long-time Republican senator from Utah, retired this year. The Senate Finance Committee works with taxes and revenue sources. Grassley previously served as chairman of that committee for a five-month stint in 2001 and from 2003 to 2007.

The Senate Republican Conference rules limit service as chairman and ranking...

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