Chuck Grassley

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When the Senate voted this spring on whether to toughen background... News PhotoChuck Grassley,Consumerism,Democratic Party - USA,Dozen,Gun,Horizontal,Iowa,Politics,Republican Party,Senator,Tom Harkin,USA,United States SenatePhotographer Collection: Tribune News Service 2013 MCTWhen the Senate voted this spring on whether to toughen background checks for gun buyers, the two senators in a dozen states voted differently from each other including Iowa's Charles Grassley, a Republican, who voted no, and Tom Harkin, a Democrat, who voted yes. Their constituents, including Phil Roe, 56, of Eldora, Iowa, illustrate why it's so hard for Congress to reach a consensus. Roe, a board member of Iowa Gun Owners PAC, is photographed June 5, 2013 in Waterloo, Iowa. (Liz Martin/MCT via Getty Images)