Grassley tweets at Trump: Call me on H1B visas

Grassley tweets at Trump: Call me on H1B visas
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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.”

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In subsequent tweets, Grassley thanks the president for “getting on board” and suggests the administration get in touch with a former Grassley staffer who now works for the Department of Homeland Security.

“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.