Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyMurkowski, Mattis criticism ratchets up pressure on GOP over Trump CBO releases analysis on extending increased unemployment benefits Grassley places hold on two Trump nominees in push for explanation of watchdog firings MORE (R-Iowa) was awarded a Grammy after a bipartisan bill updating music licensing and copyright rules became law. 

"Honored to receive my very own GRAMMY from their CEO Neil Portnow for my ldrship [sic] on the Music Modernization Act which Pres Trump signed into law," Grassley said in a Tuesday Instagram post. "Improves access to royalties for songwriters/producers etc. & ensures Americans can enjoy gr8 music from the classics + future artists."

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Grassley was an original co-sponsor of the Music Modernization Act (MMA), which became law after President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE signed it in October. 

 

"As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2018, Grassley led the committee's vote that resulted in unanimous passage of the MMA. Grassley sponsored and introduced the Allocation for Music Producers Act (AMP Act), which was later folded into the MMA to recognize producers in copyright law, and was one of the MMA's initial cosponsors," a press release announcing the GRAMMYs on the Hill event said. The advocacy event will take place Tuesday. 

Rep. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesDemocratic lawmakers introduce legislation to ensure US can mass-produce COVID-19 vaccine Calls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress Democrats call for Congress to take action following death of George Floyd MORE (D-N.Y.) will also be honored for his role in passing the MMA. 

"Both members of Congress helped achieve bipartisan support for the bill and met with members of the music industry to understand the issues and ensure proper representation within the legislation," the release said.