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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: Energy and Fuel Solutions
Issue Position: Health and Wellness
Issue Position: Labor
Issue Position: Supporting Iowa's Troops and Veterans
Issue Position: Disability Rights and Freedoms
Issue Position: Protecting America by Fighting Terrorism and Crime
Issue Position: The War in Iraq
Issue Position: Fighting for Equal Rights and Opportunity at Home and Abroad
Issue Position: Fighting Disease, and Remaking America as a Wellness Society
Issue Position: Guantanamo Bay
Issue Position: Net Neutrality
Issue Position: Agriculture, Food, Conservation and Rural Communities
Issue Position: Service Members and Veterans
Issue Position: Farming and Agriculture for Iowa
Issue Position: Education: Keeping the Promise of Quality and Affordability
July 10, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Surplus Military Equipment
July 8, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States, and Craig Fugate, Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency - Presidential Disaster Declarations Request
July 8, 2014 Harkin Announces Funding to Expand Access to Primary Health Care in Iowa
July 3, 2014 Harkin: June Jobs Report Shows Positive Economic Growth
July 1, 2014 Harkin Statement on HHS Inspector General Reports
June 30, 2014 Harkin Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Harris v. Quinn
June 30, 2014 Harkin Statement on PBGC Projections Report
June 30, 2014 Harkin Launches Week of International Disability Rights Advocacy
June 30, 2014 Harkin: Supreme Court Decision Will Limit Access to Critical Preventive Care for Everyday Working Americans
June 27, 2014 Letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Medicare Part D Policy
June 26, 2014 Harkin Statement on Supreme Court Decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning
June 26, 2014 Twelve Senators Urge Education Department to Protect Students While Continuing Oversight of Other For-Profit Colleges
June 26, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Sexual Assault on Campus: Working to Ensure Student Safety
June 25, 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
June 25, 2014 In Advance of Senate Vote, Harkin Urges Senate Colleagues to Support Bipartisan, Bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
June 25, 2014 Isakson Applauds Senate Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
June 25, 2014 Harkin, Alexander, Murray, Isakson Praise Senate Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Urge Swift House Approval to Send Long-Overdue Update to President's Desk
June 25, 2014 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Regarding Continuing Oversight of Corinthian and Other For-Profit Schools
June 25, 2014 With Focus on Affordability and Access, HELP Chairman Harkin Unveils Discussion Draft to Reauthorize Higher Education Act
June 24, 2014 Fifteen Years After Landmark Olmstead Supreme Court Decision, Harkin Introduces Legislation to Ensure Community Living Choice for All People with Disabilities
June 24, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Moving Toward Greater Community Inclusion - Olmstead at 15
June 24, 2014 Letter to Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Recent Anthrax Exposures
June 23, 2014 HELP Committee Chairman Harkin Applauds White House Actions to Support Working Families
June 23, 2014 HELP Committee Senators Harkin, Alexander, Burr, and Casey Press CDC for Details About Possible Anthrax Exposure at CDC Lab
June 23, 2014 Iowa Concession Study
June 20, 2014 Harkin Welcomes Proposed Changes to Expand to Same-Sex Couples Rights Already Afforded to Other American Families
June 20, 2014 Harkin Announces nearly $1.5 Million for Education and Job Training for At Risk Youth in Des Moines
June 20, 2014 Senate Agrees to Consider Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
June 20, 2014 Harkin Announces more than $600,000 for Mason City Municipal Airport
June 20, 2014 Harkin Announces $750,000 for Flood Relief in Northwest Iowa
June 20, 2014 Harkin, Hagan Introduce Reverse Transfer Bill to Help Boost Degree Attainment
June 19, 2014 Harkin Announces more than $457,000 for Homeless Assistance Programs in Iowa
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