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Public Statements

Date Title Officials Location
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 Equal Pay Day Sen. Thomas Harkin 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 Save American Workers Act of 2014 Rep. Steve King 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 After Retirement Security Roundtable with Des Moines Area Businesses, Braley Introduces Retirement Security Act 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 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. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
March 4, 2014 Letter to Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Payroll Card Abuse Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Feb. 28, 2014 Letter to Thomas Perez, Secretary of the Department of Labor - Black Lung Claims Process Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Feb. 27, 2014 Harkin Statement on HELP Committee Approval of Surgeon General, Department of Labor, Department of Education, and Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Nominations Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2014 Braley Joins Push to Force Minimum Wage Vote on House Floor Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2014 Production Tax Credit Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
Feb. 18, 2014 Harkin: The Economic Case for Raising the Minimum Wage Outweighs Criticisms Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2014 King Again Calls out Obama for Overreach Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2014 Repealing Section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 -- Motion to Proceed Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Feb. 6, 2014 Letter to John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service - IRS Decision on Employee Bonuses Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2014 A Nation Divided Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
Jan. 31, 2014 Harkin Praises White House, Principal Financial Group Commitment to Ensure Long-Term Unemployed Have a Fair Shot at Securing New Work Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Jan. 28, 2014 Harkin, Senate Author of Minimum Wage Increase, Welcomes White House Call to Action Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2014 Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013 -- Motion To Proceed Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Jan. 22, 2014 The Gazette: Minimum Wage No Longer Fair Rep. Bruce Braley Unknown
Jan. 14, 2014 Harkin Joins Congressman Miller, CEA Chair Furman to Call on Congress to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $10.10 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Jan. 13, 2014 Harkin: Omnibus Agreement Funds Vital Health, Education, Labor Priorities Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Jan. 10, 2014 Harkin Welcomes HHS Move To Strengthen Community Living Options for Seniors and People With Disabilities Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Jan. 9, 2014 Braley Report Highlights Need for Changes in the Minimum Wage Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2013 Harkin Statement on HELP Committee Approval of Department of Labor, National Science Foundation, and Railroad Retirement Board Nominations Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014--Continued Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2013 GAO Finds Problems in Retirement Disclosure Requirements Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 17, 2013 Grassley, Wyden Look to Advance Provision to Improve Independence for Young Medicaid Beneficiaries with Disabilities Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2013 Harkin Statement on Confirmation of Chai Feldblum to Continue as Commissioner at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2013 Nomination of Chai Rachel Feldblum to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2013 Statement by Senator Tom Harkin: "We Must Extend Unemployment Insurance" Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Dec. 11, 2013 Harkin Unveils HELP Committee Investigation Revealing Widespread Labor Law Violations Among Major Government Contractors Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2013 Senator Harkin's Remarks at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, "How the Federal Contracting System Harms Workers and Taxpayers" Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Dec. 10, 2013 Statement of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) At the HELP Committee Hearing: "Nomination of Dr. David Weil to Serve as Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor" Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Dec. 6, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators Issues Statement on Increase in Federal Contractor Salaries Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2013 Harkin: Job Growth is Encouraging, But We Must Still Act to Extend Vital Unemployment Insurance Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Dec. 4, 2013 Harkin Statement on President's Speech Addressing Income Inequality, Need to Raise Minimum Wage Sen. Thomas Harkin 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. 7, 2013 Harkin Leads Employment Non-Discrimination Act to Senate Passage Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 7, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act-- Motion to Proceed Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 6, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed-- Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators: It's Time to Pass ENDA Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed-- Continued-- Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 28, 2013 Harkin Welcomes Upcoming Senate Vote on Bipartisan Employment Non-Discrimination Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Oct. 17, 2013 Harkin Co-Hosts Disability Employment Forum in Ankeny Sen. Thomas Harkin Ankeny, IA
Sept. 26, 2013 Harkin Unveils Report on the "ADA Generation,' Offers Bold Steps to Improve Employment of Young People with Disabilities and Fully Realize the ADA's Promise of Equality Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2013 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Seniors Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Sept. 17, 2013 Harkin Statement on Wage and Overtime Protections for Home Care Workers Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Sept. 3, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Ensure Protection for Whistleblowers Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
Aug. 27, 2013 Harkin: Labor Department Rule Sets Critical Goal for Disability Employment Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Aug. 23, 2013 Harkin Applauds OSHA Rule to Address Silica Exposure Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
Aug. 14, 2013 On 4th Anniversary of Last Minimum Wage Increase, Harkin and Miller Point to New Poll Data Showing Broad, Bipartisan Support for Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Aug. 7, 2013 PBS "Newshour" - Transcript: Americans with Disabilities Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Unknown
Aug. 2, 2013 The Rule of Law Rep. Steve King Washington, DC
July 31, 2013 Workforce: Murray, Isakson, Harkin, Alexander Applaud Committee Passage of Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 31, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - "Executive Session on S.1356, The Workforce Investment Act of 2013" Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 30, 2013 Legislation Introduced to Protect Older Workers from Employment Discrimination Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
July 30, 2013 Anti-Age Discrimination Legislation Re-introduced Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
July 30, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions - Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 30, 2013 Legislation Introduced to Protect Older Workers from Employment Discrimination Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 30, 2013 Anti-Age Discrimination Legislation Re-introduced Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 30, 2013 Harkin Statement on Confirmation of Five Nominees to the NLRB Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Grassley Co-sponsors Government Employee Accountability Act Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Harkin Statement on 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 25, 2013 Murray, Isakson, Harkin, Alexander Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Re-Authorize the Workforce Investment Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 24, 2013 On 4th Anniversary of Last Minimum Wage Increase, Harkin and Miller Point to New Poll Data Showing Broad, Bipartisan Support for Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage to $10.10 Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 24, 2013 New Poll: 80% of Americans Support Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10 and Want it to be a Congressional Priority Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 24, 2013 Chairman Harkin Statement on Senate HELP Committee Approval of Two National Labor Relations Board Nominees Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 23, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 18, 2013 Harkin Statement on Senate Approval of Thomas Perez to Serve as Secretary of Labor Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 18, 2013 Executive Session Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 17, 2013 Executive Session Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
July 17, 2013 Executive Session Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 17, 2013 Nomination of Thomas Edward Perez to be Secretary of Labor Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 16, 2013 Harkin Statement on the National Labor Relations Board Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 11, 2013 Harkin Statement on NLRB, Labor Secretary Nominations Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 10, 2013 Harkin Statement on HELP Committee Passage of Bipartisan, Fully-Inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 10, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Markup of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
July 9, 2013 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate - National Labor Relations Board Nominees Rep. Bruce Braley Washington, DC
July 9, 2013 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader of the U.S. Senate - National Labor Relations Board Nominees Rep. David Loebsack Washington, DC
June 27, 2013 Harkin Statement on New York City Law to Allow Workers to Earn Paid Sick Days Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
June 27, 2013 Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
June 25, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - Building a Foundation of Fairness: 75 Years of the Minimum Wage 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
June 19, 2013 As U.S. Senate Continues Debate on Immigration Reform, Brown and Grassley Announce Amendment to Give American Workers a Fair Shot at High Skilled Jobs Sen. Charles Grassley Washington, DC
June 10, 2013 Harkin Statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Enactment of the Equal Pay Act Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 20, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Douglas Gansler - Harkin, Alexander Initiate Committee Investigation into Pension Lenders Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 16, 2013 Statement of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) At the Aspen Institute Initiative on Financial Security: "Improving Retirement Security: Expanding Coverage to All Americans" Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 16, 2013 Letter to Major Retailers - Safety in Garment Industry Sen. Thomas Harkin Washington, DC
May 13, 2013 Blog: Latham Report: Giving All Hardworking Iowans the Choice They Have Earned: "Time or Money" Rep. Thomas Latham Washington, DC
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