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Tom Harkin's Public Statements

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' Harkin
Office: U.S. Senate (IA) - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/1984
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Ruth; 2 Children: Amy, Jenny
Birth Date: 11/19/1939
Birth Place: Cumming, IA
Home City: Cumming, IA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Harkin Endorses Boswell Over Fallon for Congress
For-Profit Online Colleges and Universities
Issue Position: Restoring a Strong Economy That Works for All Americans
Issue Position: Supporting Iowa's Troops and Veterans
Issue Position: Guantanamo Bay
Issue Position: Agriculture, Food, Conservation and Rural Communities
Issue Position: Service Members and Veterans
Issue Position: Farming and Agriculture for Iowa
Issue Position: Fighting Disease, and Remaking America as a Wellness Society
Issue Position: Fighting for Equal Rights and Opportunity at Home and Abroad
Issue Position: Education: Keeping the Promise of Quality and Affordability
Issue Position: Protecting America by Fighting Terrorism and Crime
Issue Position: Health and Wellness
Issue Position: Net Neutrality
Issue Position: Labor
Issue Position: Energy and Fuel Solutions
Issue Position: The War in Iraq
Issue Position: Disability Rights and Freedoms
Aug. 28, 2014 Congressional Authors of E-Cigarette Marketing Report Call New CDC Data 'the Sound of an Alarm'
Aug. 26, 2014 Harkin Announces $77,000 for University of Northern Iowa's Iowa Waste Reduction Center
Aug. 26, 2014 Harkin: Iowa Receives More than $900,000 to Support Patient-Centered Care in Health Centers and Clinics
Aug. 22, 2014 Murray, Harkin Announce Release of New GAO Report on Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
Aug. 22, 2014 Senators Release Discussion Draft of Bill to Speed FDA Review of Life-Saving Sunscreen Ingredients
Aug. 21, 2014 Harkin Announces More than $1.9 Million for Improvements to Dubuque Regional Airport
Aug. 19, 2014 Harkin Announces More Than $434,000 in Producer Grants to Assist Value- Added Businesses and Communities in Iowa
Aug. 19, 2014 Harkin Announces $712,000 for Rural Development in Fremont County
Aug. 18, 2014 Tampa Tribune - For-Profit Colleges Gouging Veterans, U.S. Senate Report Finds
Aug. 18, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Greater Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Efforts
Aug. 15, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Issuing Strong Menu Labeling Rule
Aug. 15, 2014 DeLauro, Harkin Call On Administration To Issue Strong Menu Labeling Rule
Aug. 14, 2014 Letter to Senator Mikulski, Senator Shelby, Senator Udall, and Senator Johanns - Stop Postal Service Cuts
Aug. 14, 2014 In Iowa's Interest: Community Health Centers Provide Critical Healthcare Services for Iowa Families
Aug. 13, 2014 Harkin Applauds Announcement of $250 Million to Support High-Quality Early Learning Programs
Aug. 5, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Perform Better Oversight of For-Profit Colleges
Aug. 4, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes
Aug. 4, 2014 Letter to Jeffery A. Smisek, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc. - Move to Outsource Des Moines Jobs Will Hurt Iowa Workers and Communities
Aug. 2, 2014 Casey, Harkin Praise Implementation of New Protections for Coal Miners to Prevent Black Lung Disease
Aug. 1, 2014 Two Bipartisan HELP Committee Bills Clear Senate, Head to President's Desk
July 31, 2014 Harkin: Iowa Receives $250,000 in Mental Health Services Funding Thanks to the Affordable Care A
July 31, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, and Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Clarity Over the Clean Water Act
July 31, 2014 White House Executive Order on Federal Contracting Echoes Recommendations From Harkin Investigative Report
July 31, 2014 Harkin Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Improvements to Iowa Airports
July 30, 2014 Two Years After Harkin Report Revealed Questionable Business Practices in For-Profit College Industry, New Analysis Shows For-Profit Colleges Are Top Recipients of Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Dollars
July 30, 2014 Following Harkin Report Uncovering Labor Law Violations by Federal Contractors, White House Announces Executive Order to Strengthen Protections and Improve Workplace Conditions
July 30, 2014 USA FREEDOM Act
July 29, 2014 Harkin: Iowans Have Saved More Than $120 Million on Prescription Drugs Thanks to the Affordable Care Act
July 25, 2014 On 24th ADA Anniversary, Harkin Reflects on Progress, Work Ahead to Ensure All Americans with Disabilities Have the Opportunity to Succeed
July 24, 2014 Harkin: Iowans to Receive More Than $1.75 Million in Refunds from Health Insurers As a Result of Affordable Care Act
July 24, 2014 Legal Services Corporation's 40th Anniversary
July 24, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - The Role of States in Higher Education
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