Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyOvernight Finance: Dems seek probe of acting SEC chief | Defense hawks say they won't back short-term funding | Senate seen as start point for Trump infrastructure plan | Dems want more money for IRS Overnight Regulation: Trump administration lifts Obama freeze on federal coal mining Senators offer bill aimed at helping IRS whistleblowers MORE (R-Iowa) tweeted at President Trump Sunday evening, trying to get his attention and support on a bipartisan bill on a certain kind of visa.
Grassley tweeted after a CBS News “60 Minutes” report on the H1B visa program that allows foreign workers with “specialty occupations” to work in the United States. The “60 Minutes” report focused on American workers who’ve had to train their replacements before losing their jobs.
Grassley seized on the broadcast news program’s report to tout a bill he’s sponsoring with Senate Minority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinRepublicans seek to lower odds of a shutdown No. 2 Senate Democrat opposes Trump's Supreme Court pick The Hill’s Whip List: 32 Dems are against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee MORE (D-Ill.) that he says would “correct this injustice.”
“Call my office I will tell WHO SHE IS,” Grassley suggested.
“If u don’t hv time to call tell SecyKelly to call me,” he added, name-checking Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.
If u just saw CBS 60minutes abt ripoff H1B visa program is replacing AmWorkers u shld know my/Durbin bill will correct this injustice— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) March 20, 2017
@POTUS read my previous tweet and thx to Pres Trump for getting on board. REMEMBER we can do somethings bipartisan and H1B is good example— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) March 20, 2017
@POTUS If u want a real expert on fixing H1B a former staffer of mine just moved to HomelandSecurity Call my office I will tell WHO SHE IS— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) March 20, 2017
@POTUS If u don't hv time to call tell SecyKelly to call me— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) March 20, 2017
@POTUS In other words I've been waiting for six yrs for a president interested in fixing H1B and that person has finally arrived/DRAIN SWAMP— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) March 20, 2017