Charles Grassley Will Become 3rd in Line to the Presidency
WASHINGTON, DC -- When a new Congress begins work in January, Senator Charles Grassley will sit in a position of esteem and power. On Wednesday, Grassley was elected as Senate President Pro Tempore by his Senate colleagues. The position is usually reserved for the longest-serving member of the majority party. With the retirement of Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah at the end of this year, that mantle is passed on to Grassley.