Claire Hennessy (second from left) got to talk with Senator Grassley during her time in Washington D.C. for the JDRF Children's Congress.

WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Wednesday, July 10, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley met with Iowans visiting Washington, D.C. for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children’s Congress.

One of those individuals was Claire Hennessy, who attends Logan-Magnolia High School in Logan.

The group discussed prescription drug pricing, specifically for insulin; diabetes technology; insurance coverage and funding related to diabetes research.

“I make it a priority to hear from Iowans at my county meetings in Iowa and those who make the trip out to Washington, D.C., that’s why I set aside at least eight fifteen minute meetings each afternoon while the Senate is in session,” explained Grassley.

He added that it's very impressive to hear from young people who come to the table with ideas and concerns about public policy that impacts their lives.

"Claire is an outstanding young citizen and advocate for diabetes research,” he added about Hennessy.