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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
April 14, 2014 Durbin, Waxman, Harkin, Rockefeller, and Members of Congress: Report Shows E-Cigarette Marketing Campaigns Lighting Up Among Young Users
April 10, 2014 Cardin Leads Reintroduction Of Bill To Create Nationwide Standard For Restoring Voting Rights For Americans Released From Prison
April 9, 2014 Letter to Jack Reed, Chairman and Lisa Murkowski, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies - Strong Investment in Important Land Conservation Programs
April 9, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Uphold Fair Trade for US Steel Workers
April 8, 2014 Equal Pay Day
April 7, 2014 Harkin: $2.7 Million Labor Department Grant Will Prepare Northeast Iowa Young People for the Future
April 7, 2014 Letter to Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of Federal Trade Commission - Protect Consumers from False Advertising Claims by E-Cigarette Makers
April 7, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Protect Consumers from False Advertising Claims by E-Cigarette Makers
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 3, 2014 Durbin, Harkin, Cummings: More Coordination Needed in Federal Oversight of For-Profit College Industry
April 1, 2014 Health Care
April 1, 2014 Harkin: More Than Seven Million Enrolled For Affordable, Quality Health Care
April 1, 2014 Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization
April 1, 2014 Minimum Wage
March 31, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, U.S. Navy Secretary - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases and Aboard Ships
March 31, 2014 Veterans Affairs Inspector General Report on Des Moines Facility
March 28, 2014 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy - Prohibit Tobacco Sales at Naval Bases, Aboard Ships
March 27, 2014 Harkin: Six Million … And Growing
March 27, 2014 Hearing of the Senate HELP Committee - Strengthening the Federal Student Loan Program for Borrowers
March 26, 2014 White House Report: Women Make Up More Than Half of Workers Who Would Benefit From Harkin-Miller Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10
March 26, 2014 White House Report: Women Make Up More Than Half of Workers Who Would Benefit From Harkin-Miller Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10
March 25, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of US Food and Drug Administration - FDA Must Regulate E-Cigarettes and Other Nicotine Delivery Products
March 25, 2014 Statement of Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) At the HELP Committee Hearing: "Teacher Preparation: Ensuring a Quality Teacher in Every Classroom"
March 25, 2014 Harkin Remarks at the Dedication of the Norman E. Borlaug Statue
March 25, 2014 Harkin: Allowing Private Employers to Limit Personal Health Care Decisions for Employees Would Set a Dangerous Precedent
March 24, 2014 Roberts-Harkin Bill to Enable Charities and Cooperatives to Continue to Offer Pensions Clears Congress, Heads to President's Desk
March 21, 2014 Harkin: Health Reform Has Brought $105 Million in Prescription Drug Savings, Free Preventive Services to Thousands of Iowa Seniors
March 21, 2014 Harkin, Coauthor of the Affordable Care Act, Marks Fourth Anniversary by Urging Iowans to Enroll Before March 31
March 21, 2014 Harkin: Civil Rights Data Demonstrates Need for Policies That Ensure High-Quality Education for All Students
March 21, 2014 Harkin Recognized for Human Rights Work with International Award
March 21, 2014 Letter to Ron Wyden, Chairman Committee on Finance and Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member Committee on Finance - Include Extensions of Investment Tax Credit and Production Tax Credit for Wind Energy in Upcoming Tax-Extenders Package
March 21, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President - Ongoing Negotiations Between the P5+1 and Iran
March 18, 2014 Harkin Announces Nearly $2.25 Million to Support Driver Safety in Iowa
March 18, 2014 Chairmen Carper and Harkin Commend Defense Department for Improving Transition Assistance Program
March 18, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Clarity and Transparency from FDA on Medical Mobile Apps
March 18, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Merkley Leads Over 200 Members of Congress in Calling for Executive Order Protecting LGBT Workers from Workplace Discrimination
March 13, 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014
March 13, 2014 Child Care Bill is 17th Bipartisan HELP Committee Bill to Clear Senate in 113th Congress under Chairman Harkin's Leadership
March 13, 2014 Harkin Applauds Administration Action to Strengthen Overtime Pay Protections
March 13, 2014 Harkin, Baldwin, Miller, DeLauro Introduce Bill to Fight Workplace Harassment
March 11, 2014 Harkin, Miller Welcome DOL Rule to Strengthen Fee Disclosure for Worker Retirement Accounts
March 11, 2014 Senators Call on Senate to Pass Bipartisan Reauthorization of Child Care and Development Block Grant to Help American Families Access Safe, Affordable Child Care They Can Count On
March 11, 2014 Harkin Applauds News That 4.2 Million Americans, Including More Than 15,000 Iowans, Have Signed Up For Coverage Through Health Insurance Marketplaces
March 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Finalize Regulations for Tobacco Products
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
March 7, 2014 Blog: In Iowa's Interest: A Plan to Shore Up Retirement Security for Iowans
March 7, 2014 Harkin: Jobs Report Emphasizes Need to Renew Federal Unemployment Insurance
March 6, 2014 New Report: 57 Percent of Small Business Owners Support Harkin-Miller Proposal to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10
March 5, 2014 Adegbile Nomination
March 4, 2014 Harkin Statement on President Obama's FY 2015 Budget Proposal
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