Category Archives: Tom Harkin

Advocating For Nuclear Abolition

During their annual remembrance of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Frank Cordaro’s dwindling collection of nuclear abolitionists staged another vigil near the Bellevue, Nebraska military complex that is the command and control center for U.S. nuclear weapons. Cordaro … Continue reading

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Letters To The Editor: Don’t Be Shy!

Folks, I am a big believer in using the newspaper’s Letters To The Editor section to make sure the public knows we exist and that we support our candidates and their positions. Through polling we know that democratic positions are … Continue reading

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Thank You, Obamacare!

Since I had written a post telling of my fun with the insurance company I was trying to sign up with through the ACA, I thought I would follow up with a short update. I now have a card and … Continue reading

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Harkin To Deliver Address On ‘War On Poverty’ Today

Floor Speech Wednesday: Harkin to Deliver Address Commemorating 50th Anniversary of President Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’ WHO:             Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) WHAT:          Major Speech on the 50th Anniversary of President   Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’ DATE:           Wednesday, January 8, 2014, approximately … Continue reading

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Senator Harkin: “We Used To Agree”

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Sen. Harkin Will Push For Minimum Wage Increase

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today outlined the success of the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which he chairs, in producing 10 bipartisan bills that were signed into law by the President. Those laws include landmark legislation to improve … Continue reading

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Senator Tom Harkin Speaks on Filibuster Rule Change

“This is a good step but we also need to change the filibuster when it comes to legislation…  It’s time.  It is time to move ahead.”

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36th Harkin Steak Fry Sunday Vice President Joe Biden and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will be the featured guests at Senator Harkin’s 36th Annual Steak Fry. The event will be held Sunday, September 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Warren County … Continue reading

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36th Annual Harkin Steak Fry

(Editor’s note: This information was released prior to the announcement that Vice President Joe Biden will be attending the 36th Annual Harkin Steak Fry). It’s that time of year again! The 36th annual Harkin Steak Fry is right around the … Continue reading

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Harkin Presser on Expansion of Social Security

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) will hold a joint press conference with Demcracy for America and other friendly progressives to discuss why Social Security is a fiscally sustainable program that is essential for the health of the middle class. Event details: … Continue reading

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