Category Archives: Tom Harkin

Alliance Tele-Town Hall with Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)

As you may have heard, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently introduced the Strengthen Social Security Act, S.567. Instead of a cold, calculated benefit cut like the chained CPI, this bill would actually increase Social Security Cost of Living Adjustments(COLA) by an … Continue reading

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No, We Do Not Gotta Love Steve King

One of our favorite websites, Crooksandliars.com, had this to say about Steve King: “You’ve gotta’ love these so-called “small government” Republicans who don’t mind imposing their religious views on the rest of the country. Someone needs to explain to this … Continue reading

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Harkin Harvest Fails In Granite State

This article originally appeared in the Spring 1992 issue of the Prairie Progressive. MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE—The 727 landed in a dense fog. One year ago today, the ground war had begun. One year ago, perhaps, yellow ribbons festooned the trees … Continue reading

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Harkin Retires

CUMMING, Iowa — Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin says he will not seek re-election in 2014. The 73-year-old Harkin tells The Associated Press in an interview, “It’s just time to step aside,” because by the time he would finish a sixth … Continue reading

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In Iowa’s Interest: Hands Off Medicaid!

By Senator Tom Harkin As President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations on the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ I have one simple message:  hands off Medicaid! Federal health programs that millions of Americans rely on should not be on … Continue reading

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Who Will Take On Branstad In 2014?

Well my mind is idle over the holiday, so like many I dream about the future. And since I have a political bend, much of my speculation is about the next election. The next general election is 2014 and for us … Continue reading

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Senator Tom Harkin: It Is Time To Rebuild America

In Iowa’s Interest: Rebuilding Our Middle Class this Labor Day By Senator Tom Harkin On Labor Day, as we honor the contributions that generations of workers have made to the strength and prosperity of our great country, I am reminded … Continue reading

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Senator Harkin on Iran

March 1, 2012 Washington, D.C. Dear Constituent: Thank you for contacting me about U.S. relations with Iran. I appreciate hearing your thoughts and concerns on these important matters. I am deeply concerned about the possibility that Iran may obtain nuclear … Continue reading

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Senator Harkin on the Free Trade Agreements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement as the U.S. Senate considers trade agreements with Korea, Columbia and Panama. “I took many aspects of these trade agreements and their impact on my home state of … Continue reading

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Harkin Labor Day Report: America’s Middle Class Needs Our Help

In Advance of President’s Address on Jobs, Labor Committee Chairman Releases Report Showing Why Government Investments in Middle Class are Critical WASHINGTON – As the nation prepares to honor America’s workers this weekend, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee … Continue reading

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