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Date Title Officials Location
Sept. 10, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 10, 2014 Hearing of the Higher Education and Workforce Training and the Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittees of the House Education and Workforce Committee - Improving Department of Education Policies and Programs Through Independent Oversight Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Aug. 22, 2014 Murray, Harkin Announce Release of New GAO Report on Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Hearing of the Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee of the House Education and the Workforce Committee - How Data Mining Threatens Student Privacy Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
June 18, 2014 Blog for Iowa - Iowa Still Likes Dave Loebsack Rep. David Loebsack Unknown
June 11, 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Announces Deal to Improve American Workforce Development System Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 14, 2014 Harkin Leads HELP Committee Approval of Bill to Expand Access to High-Quality Early Learning Programs Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 14, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Markup of the Strong Start for America's Children Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 13, 2014 Additional Statements Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 8, 2014 Harkin Statement on Confirmation of Ted Mitchell to Serve as Under Secretary of Education Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 1, 2014 Additional Statements Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Hearing of the LHHS and Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Examine the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for the Department of Education Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
April 8, 2014 Braley Statement on Reports that Bullying Legislation is Stalled in Iowa Legislature Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 8, 2014 Loebsack Named Ranking Member of House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
April 7, 2014 Harkin: $2.7 Million Labor Department Grant Will Prepare Northeast Iowa Young People for the Future Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 7, 2014 Congressman Latham to Host Annual Academy Day for Area Students Rep. Thomas Latham Washington, DC
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services, and Education - 15 Senators Seek to Block Education Department From Using Funds to Promote Common Core Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
March 25, 2014 Statement of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) At the HELP Committee Hearing: "Teacher Preparation: Ensuring a Quality Teacher in Every Classroom" Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
March 21, 2014 Harkin: Civil Rights Data Demonstrates Need for Policies That Ensure High-Quality Education for All Students Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 10, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Doing What's Right: Preparing Iowa's Children for Success in School and Beyond Sen. Thomas Harkin Des Moines, IA
March 4, 2014 Harkin Statement on President Obama's FY 2015 Budget Proposal Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Supporting Children and Families through High Quality Early Education Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Feb. 5, 2014 Senators Introduce Resolution Denouncing Obama Administration's Coercion of States with Common Core Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2014 Letter to Curtis Marez, President of the American Studies Association - Condemning Academic Boycott of Israel Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2014 Letter to Curtis Marez, President of the American Studies Association - Condemning Academic Boycott of Israel Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2014 Letter to Curtis Marez, President of the American Studies Association - Condemning Academic Boycott of Israel Rep. Thomas Latham Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2013 Letter to Lamar Smith Chairman, House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee and Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ranking Memeber, House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee - STEM Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2013 Murphy, Senate Help Committee Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to High-Quality Early Learning Programs Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2013 Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to High-Quality Early Learning Programs Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 27, 2013 CNN "Piers Morgan Tonight" - Transcript: Immigration Rep. Steve King Unknown
July 11, 2013 Summary: Fiscal Year 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 20, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Developing a Skilled Workforce for a Competitive Economy: Reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 3, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - Student Visa Process Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
April 29, 2013 Q&A on Education Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
April 29, 2013 Letter to Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chair Tom Harkin and Ranking Member Jerry Moran - Stop Federal Interference and Restore State-Level Education Decisions Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
April 22, 2013 Letter to Jack Kingston, Chair Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies and Rosa DeLauro, Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - Technical Education Act Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
April 22, 2013 Letter to Rep. Hal Rogers, Rep. Nita Lowey, Rep. Jack Kingston, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro - Student Loans for Students Without HS Diploma or GED Rep. David Loebsack Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Chairman Tom Harkin and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Ranking Member Jerry Moran - Grassley Works to Stop Federal Interference and Restore State-Level Education Decisions Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
April 18, 2013 Senate Adopts Alexander Mental Health Amendment, 95-2 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 17, 2013 Letter to Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr, Subcommittee on Agriculture - Additional Funding for Child Nutrition Programs Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
April 12, 2013 Letter to Seth Harris, Acting Secretary of Labor - Reduction of On Board Strength Rep. David Loebsack Unknown
April 10, 2013 Harkin, Alexander Urge Senate to Pass Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 9, 2013 Harkin, Alexander Introduce Bipartisan Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 22, 2013 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 22, 2013 Grassley comment on Education Department posting of Mao quote Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
March 15, 2013 King Votes for SKILLS Act Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
March 13, 2013 Mikulski, Harkin Introduce Bill to Improve Loan Counseling for Students Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 13, 2013 Sens. Franken, Harkin, Mikulski Introduce Legislation to Improve Student Loan Counseling Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
March 12, 2013 Bipartisan Senate Billl Would Encourage High Achieving Students Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
March 8, 2013 Harkin, Blunt Introduce Bipartisan Eunice Kennedy Shriver Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 31, 2012 Braley-Authored Language to Improve Transparency of Education Options for Veterans Heads to President's Desk Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2012 Braley Introduces End Radon in Schools Act Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
June 21, 2012 Harkin Announces More Than $6 Million for Iowa Re-integration Programs Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 12, 2012 Hearing of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Chairman Harkin Opening Statement LHHS Subcommittee Mark Up Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
June 8, 2012 King English Amendment Passes Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
May 23, 2012 In Iowa's Interest: Protecting Veterans on the Battlefield and at Home Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
May 15, 2012 Harkin Welcomes Administration Directions to Help Reduce Seclusion and Restraint Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 1, 2012 Letter to Arne Duncan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 22, 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
March 20, 2012 Mikulski, Senate Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Veterans' Education Bill Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 20, 2012 Hearing of the Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "The Looming Student Debt Crisis: Providing Fairness For Struggling Students" Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
March 14, 2012 Hearing of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Funding for the Department of Labor Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 8, 2012 Hearing of the Economic Opportunity Subcommittee of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Legislative Hearing on H.R. 3329, H.R. 3483, H.R. 3610, H.R. 3670, H.R. 3524, H.R. 4048, H.R. 4051, H.R. 4052, H.R 4057, and H.R. 4072 Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2012 Harkin Expresses Disappointment About House Markup of Partisan Education Bills Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2012 Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Military and Veterans Education Benefits Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Feb. 1, 2012 Harkin: Time to Rebuild the Middle Class, America's Backbone Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2012 Obama Administration Backtracks on Student Loan Announcement Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Dec. 16, 2011 FY12 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Conference Repor Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 16, 2011 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2011 Braley Introduces Shawn Johnson Fitness for Life Act Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Nov. 28, 2011 Constitutional Principles at Stake in President's Actions, Rhetoric Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Nov. 14, 2011 Q & A on the Overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act and its Impact on Iowa Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2011 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2011 Harkin Statement at HELP Committee Roundtable, "Beyond NCLB: Views on the Elementary and Secondary Education Reauthorization Act" Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2011 Letter to John Kline, Chairman, Committee on Education & Workforce Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Oct. 20, 2011 HELP Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Fix No Child Left Behind Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 17, 2011 Harkin, Enzi Announce Bipartisan Support for Moving Forward with Education Reform Bill Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2011 Q&A on Education with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Oct. 12, 2011 Senate Resolution 292--Designating the Week Beginning October 16, 2011, as ``National Character Counts Week'' Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Oct. 5, 2011 Huffington Post: No Child Left Behind Bills Proliferate After Obama Announces Waiver Plan Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Sept. 22, 2011 Senators Unveil New Data Detailing Alarming Trend of Misguided Use of America's Veterans' Education Benefits Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2011 Hearing of the Labor-Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Markup Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 20, 2011 Statement of Chairman Tom Harkin At the Labor, Health and Human Services And Education Appropriations Subcommittee Markup Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 5, 2011 GOP Presidential Forum Rep. Steve King Colombia, SC
Aug. 2, 2011 Amending the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 Sen. Charles Grassley Washington DC
Aug. 1, 2011 Establishing the Commission on Freedom of Information Act Processing Delays -- Continued Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington DC
July 27, 2011 Statement by Senator Tom Harkin Hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education Fiscal Year 2012 Budget for the Education Department Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington DC
July 26, 2011 Grassley Asks for Education Department Policies for Contact with Investors Seeking to Profit from Agency Information Sen. Charles Grassley Washington DC
July 22, 2011 Harkin Leads Group of Senators Pushing for Full Funding for Students with Disabilities Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington DC
July 21, 2011 Education Act, IDEA Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington DC
July 1, 2011 $121 Million in Funding for Special Education in Iowa Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 29, 2011 Senators Condemn For-Profit Colleges' Mistreatment of America's Veterens Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 23, 2011 Hearing of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - The State of America's Middle Class Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington DC
June 22, 2011 Loebsack Introduces Bill to Create National Flood Center Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
June 14, 2011 Jobs in America Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 8, 2011 Economic Development Revitalization Act of 2011 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 7, 2011 At the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Hearing "Drowning in Debt: Financial Outcomes of Students at For-Profit Colleges" Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
May 25, 2011 Harkin Welcomes Effort to Improve Early Childhood Education for Low-Income Kids Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 19, 2011 For-Profit Education Companies Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
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