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Nov. 20, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Hearing on the Nomination of Lauren McFerran to Serve as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Nominations of P. David Lopez to Serve as General Counsel and Charlotte Burrows to Serve as a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2014 Harkin: October Jobs Report Shows Continued Positive Economic Growth Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2014 Harkin Announces Trade Assistance for Iowa Workers Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 23, 2014 The Scoop: Paid Leave or Paid Vacation? Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Oct. 22, 2014 Letter to Secretary Jacob Lew, Secretary Thomas Perez, Acting Director Alice Maroni, and Director Richard Cordray - Reviewing Impact of Pension De-Risking Strategies for Current and Future Retirees Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 22, 2014 Q&A: Savings = Security Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Oct. 21, 2014 Grassley, Issa Seek Agency Explanation of Federal Workers on Long-term Paid Leave Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Oct. 21, 2014 Letter to the Department of Health and Human Services; the Social Security Administration; the Treasury Department; the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Small Business Administration; the Agency for International Development; the Department of Housing and Urban Development; the Department of the Interior; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Department of Energy; the Department of Defense; the Department of Commerce; the Department of Agriculture; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Office of Personnel Management; the Department of Transportation; and the Department of Homeland Security - Agency Explanation of Federal Workers on Long-term Paid Leave Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Oct. 21, 2014 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Agency Explanation of Federal Workers on Long-term Paid Leave Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Oct. 21, 2014 Letter to Steve Linick, Inspector General - Agency Explanation of Federal Workers on Long-term Paid Leave Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
Oct. 20, 2014 Braley Responds to Ernst's Admission of Painful Consequences of her Proposals: "I don't think inflicting pain is putting Iowa first" Rep. Bruce Braley Iowa City, IA
Oct. 20, 2014 Grassley Expresses Alarm at Thousands of Federal Workers on Paid Leave for Months Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2014 CNN - Raise Minimum Wage; Working People Should Not Live in Poverty Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Oct. 10, 2014 Braley Fights to Give 300,000 Iowans a Pay Raise on National Minimum Wage Day, While State Sen. Ernst Opposes Minimum Wage Increase Rep. Bruce Braley Des Moines, IA
Oct. 7, 2014 Harkin Statement on Department of Labor Announcement Concerning Implementation of Home Care Labor Rule Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2014 Harkin: September Jobs Report Shows Continued Economic Growth Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 29, 2014 Harkin Announces $15 Million for Job Training and Workforce Development at Iowa Community Colleges Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keystone XL Permit Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Amending the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2014 Harkin Applauds Passage of Bipartisan HELP Bills to Strengthen Health Care, Improve Pensions Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 9, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - The Nomination of Sharon Block to Serve as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Aug. 26, 2014 On Women's Equality Day, Loebsack Continues Fight for Women's Rights Rep. David Loebsack Unknown
Aug. 23, 2014 Braley and Klobuchar Call for Minimum Wage Increase Rep. Bruce Braley Unknown
Aug. 20, 2014 Sen. Webb, Iowa Veterans Highlight Loebsack's Work for Veterans; Hold Miller-Meeks Accountable for Failing to Support Veterans Rep. David Loebsack Davenport, IA
Aug. 19, 2014 Harkin Announces More Than $434,000 in Producer Grants to Assist Value- Added Businesses and Communities in Iowa Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Aug. 5, 2014 Release - Braley Touts Importance of Raining the Minimum Wage in Mason Ciy Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
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 Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
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 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
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 Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2014 Release: Braley and Harkin Call for Minimum Wage Increase Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2014 Casey, Harkin Praise Implementation of New Protections for Coal Miners to Prevent Black Lung Disease Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 31, 2014 White House Executive Order on Federal Contracting Echoes Recommendations From Harkin Investigative Report Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
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 Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
July 24, 2014 Harkin, Miller, Franken: Five Years Since Last Minimum Wage Increase Has Meant $6 Billion Pay Cut for Low-Wage Workers Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 24, 2014 Five Years Since Last Minimum Wage Increase, Braley Fights to Give 300,000 Iowans a Raise Rep. Bruce Braley Unknown
July 24, 2014 The Scoop: Secret Retaliation Methods at the FBI Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
July 22, 2014 Hearing of the Employment and Workplace Safety Subcommittee of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Coal Miners' Struggle for Justice: How Unethical Legal and Medical Practices Stack the Deck Against Black Lung Claimants Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 Miller, Harkin, Warren, DeLauro Introduce Legislation to Establish Fair Work Scheduling Practices Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 22, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 18, 2014 Harkin Applauds Executive Order to Ban LGBT Discrimination Among Federal Employees and Contractors Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 17, 2014 Letter to James Comey, Jr., Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Retaliation Against FBI Whistleblowers Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
July 16, 2014 Harkin: We Will Not Give Up the Fight to Ensure Access to Health Care Services Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 10, 2014 Update to America's Workforce Development System Is 14th Bipartisan HELP Committee Bill to Become Law in 2014 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Isakson's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Passes House, Heads to President's Desk Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Loebsack's SECTORS Provisions Pass House, Head to President Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Overhaul of America's Job Training Programs Headed to President's Desk Following Strong Bipartisan Support from Congress Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 9, 2014 Overhaul of America's Job Training Programs Headed to President's Desk Following Strong Bipartisan Support from Congress Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 3, 2014 Harkin: June Jobs Report Shows Positive Economic Growth Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 2, 2014 Ottumwa Courier - Braley: "Stark Choice' in Senate Election Rep. Bruce Braley Ottumwa, IA
June 30, 2014 Grassley Comment on Supreme Court Ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Sen. Charles Grassley Unknown
June 25, 2014 In Advance of Senate Vote, Harkin Urges Senate Colleagues to Support Bipartisan, Bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
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 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 25, 2014 Isakson Applauds Senate Passage of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 23, 2014 HELP Committee Chairman Harkin Applauds White House Actions to Support Working Families Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 Senate Agrees to Consider Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 Harkin Announces nearly $1.5 Million for Education and Job Training for At Risk Youth in Des Moines Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 18, 2014 Blog for Iowa - Iowa Still Likes Dave Loebsack Rep. David Loebsack Unknown
June 18, 2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform Rep. Steve King Unknown
June 18, 2014 Harkin, Eight Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Overtime Protections for American Workers Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 16, 2014 Harkin: Obama Executive Order Mirrors Senate Action to Ban Discrimination in the Workplace Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 12, 2014 World Day Against Child Labor Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 10, 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Thomas Latham Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Harkin Leads Bipartisan Effort to Update Workforce Development Bill, Improve Employment and Training Opportunities for People with Disabilities Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Loebsack Praises Inclusion of SECTORS Act in Workforce Development Overhaul Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
May 21, 2014 Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Announces Deal to Improve American Workforce Development System Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 20, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Economic Security of Working Women: A Roundtable Discussion Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 16, 2014 Harkin: Job Training Assistance Extended to Workers Affected by Ocwen Closure in Waterloo Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 14, 2014 Harkin: We Have a Moral Obligation to Protect Children Working on Tobacco Farms Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 6, 2014 Grassley Statement on Proposed Rule Extending Employment Authorizations to Spouses of Certain H-1B Workers Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
May 2, 2014 Harkin Welcomes April Employment Report; Calls for Continued Action to Ensure All Americans Share in Economic Recovery Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Minimum Wage Fairness Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Braley: Today's Minimum Wage Vote "A sad day for 300,000 Iowans' and Their Families Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 29, 2014 Letter to David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor of Occupational Safety and Health Administration - Grassley, Alexander Press for Update on Whistleblower Protections at OSHA Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
April 28, 2014 Cloture Motion Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 22, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Braley Pushes for Passage of Hire a Hero Act Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 10, 2014 Worker's Memorial Day Resolution Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 9, 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act - Motion to Proceed Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
April 8, 2014 Harkin: Fair Pay, A Raise in the Minimum Wage Will Close the Wage Gap Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 8, 2014 The Four Principles of Conservatism Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
April 8, 2014 Braley Statement on Pay Equality Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 8, 2014 Braley Continues Push to Create Veterans' Job Corps Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 8, 2014 Equal Pay Day Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 3, 2014 Save American Workers Act of 2014 Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
April 3, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Restore the Minimum Wage Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 3, 2014 Braley: The Only Thing Preventing 300,000 Iowans from Getting a Raise is a Vote Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 2, 2014 Harkin Statement on Senate Approval of Portia Wu to Serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
April 2, 2014 After Retirement Security Roundtable with Des Moines Area Businesses, Braley Introduces Retirement Security Act Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
April 1, 2014 Harkin Statement on Senate Approval of Christopher Lu to Serve as Deputy Secretary of Labor Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 13, 2014 Harkin, Baldwin, Miller, DeLauro Introduce Bill to Fight Workplace Harassment Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 13, 2014 Harkin Applauds Administration Action to Strengthen Overtime Pay Protections Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 11, 2014 Harkin, Miller Welcome DOL Rule to Strengthen Fee Disclosure for Worker Retirement Accounts Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 6, 2014 New Report: 57 Percent of Small Business Owners Support Harkin-Miller Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
March 4, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Payroll Card Abuse Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
March 4, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Payroll Card Abuse Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Black Lung Claims Process Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
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