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Tom Harkin is a product of small town Iowa who has not forgotten his origins. He was born November 19, 1939 to a coal miner father and a Slovenian immigrant mother who passed away when Tom was ten years old. Tom, his three brothers and two sisters and their parents shared a two- bedroom home in Cumming, Iowa (population 150). Tom is a fourth generation Iowan, a father of two, a Navy veteran, and a graduate of Iowa State University.

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Tom first came to Washington, D.C. in 1969 to join the staff of Iowa Congressman Neal Smith. As a staff member accompanying a congressional delegation to South Vietnam, he revealed to the world the infamous "tiger cages" inside a South Vietnamese prison camp at Con Son Island. Withstanding tremendous pressure to withhold the sensitive information, Tom's photographs and detailed account of the tiger cages were published in Life Magazine, exposing a cover-up and unearthing the shocking, inhuman conditions political prisoners were forced to endure. As a result, hundreds of tortured political prisoners were released.

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... JohnsonCourt ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada Bank lobbyists counting down to Shelby's exit Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting MORE (S.D.), Tom Harkin · Thomas (Tom) Richard HarkinTrump should require federal contractors to follow the law Orrin Hatch, ...
Terry Branstad and lawmakers Charles Grassley, Tom Harkin, John Kerry and their families, record state. Another letter in December 2004 stated Rooney was hearing voices in his head telling him to kill President Bush and the vice president and then to kill himself, court records state. Days later, while in ...

Neither sleet nor ice nor dark of day could keep John and Jackie Norris from their appointed round of Northwest Iowa on Saturday, including a stop at Diane Hamilton's home here before the county crews could show the way on Casino Beach Road. "Oh, the roads are pretty good," said wheelwoman Jackie ...
He listed affordable housing, health care and income inequality as priorities. The Irvine native also emphasized the six years he spent as an aide to then-Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and applauded the skills of all the Democratic candidates. "It's really a good thing we have ...
Then-Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat from Iowa, introduced a bill that would've forced the Department of Defense to determine which captives in its custody could be tried in a regular civilian court, and which couldn't be. Those that couldn't be tried would be transferred overseas to countries where they ...
OSAGE | On a very slick President's Day in Osage, Congressional hopeful Thomas Heckroth spoke with a gathering of Mitchell County Democrats at Teluwut. Heckroth, a sixth-generation Iowan, who grew up in Waverly, is the son of a state senator and former worker for Sen. Tom Harkin. He served as a ...

But he and others who might be worried that retirement means slipping into powerless obscurity should take heart -- there evidently is a rewarding existence waiting outside the Senate chamber. At least there is according to Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who decided against seeking a sixth term in 2014.
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, shakes hands with Jason Gallagher, a disabled student and Capitol Hill intern, as they hold a press conference with Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., background left, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2005.
... Health 3 (formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine). The brainchild primarily of then-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who held views of health and medicine that were unconventional (to be charitable), this center is the dirty little secret of the research community and Congress.
A sign with the logo for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the Tom Harkin Global Communications Center on October 5, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. SOURCE: Getty Images. $10,000 reward offered in the case of missing CDC employee. Share. Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy ...
Imagine you hired a contractor to fix your house, but they cut corners and cheated their workers. Would you hire them again? The same basic principle underlies federal law requiring federal agencies to do business only with companies who are responsible, who at the very least are law-abiding. After all ...
This week's Insiders panel discusses the gubernatorial candidates and some issues they'll face in the upcoming campaign. Dave Kochel is a Republican who has worked for Mitt Romney, Joni Ernst, Kim Reynolds, and others. Jeff Link is a Democrat who has worked for Tom Harkin, Bruce Braley, Fred ...
By creating dedicated funding for these efforts, members of Congress--led by Sen. Tom Harkin who championed the PPHF--had hoped to stem significant public health budget cuts and help states and localities better invest in public health efforts. Congress initially set aside $15 billion for the PPHF over its ...
It's a trail on which he's already traveled. After delivering the keynote address at the 2012 convention, Castro traveled the country, stumping for Obama's re-election. In 2013, he spoke at then-Sen. Tom Harkin's annual Steak Fry, a staple of Democratic politics in Iowa, where presidential caucuses take place ...
Tom Harkin said in a release. Harkin served 27 years on the Senate Health, education, Labor and Pension Committee -- including five years as chairman before his retirement in 2014 -- and placed a priority on preventive care. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is available here. The full ...
"As a country, we need to remain committed to transforming our current sick-care system to a true health care system with a greater emphasis on wellness, prevention, and public health," retired Sen. Tom Harkin said in a release. Harkin served 27 years on the Senate Health, education, Labor and Pension ...
Tom Harkin (D) of Iowa, reflected on this Wednesday afternoon, after he left the ceremony for former Senate majority leader and GOP presidential nominee, Robert Dole of Kansas. Senator Dole, lauded for his bipartisan dealmaking, had just been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal - Congress's ...

Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), but there was no doubt that it was chiefly his baby. The act all but eliminated government regulation of the dietary and herbal supplements industry. Henceforth, the Food and Drug Administration could not block a supplement from reaching market; the agency could only take action if it ...
Tom Harkin (D-Ia.) and other sympathetic legislators tried to earmark money for the FRSAN, they were outvoted. Rosmann said that several members of the House and Senate "were disingenuous." "They promised support to my face and to others who approached them to support the FRSAN, but when it ...
And over the years as critics have questioned the regulatory framework governing supplements, Hatch has come to the defense of the law he helped craft alongside Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who retired from Congress a few years ago. Edward Long, Ph.D., a former staff member for Harkin and current ...
Orrin Hatch, a Republican Senator from Utah, has announced his retirement. When he leaves, the Senate will lose its most ardent supporter of alternative medicine. Previously, that title was held indisputably by Tom Harkin, a Democratic Senator from Iowa. He is largely to blame for the abomination known ...
Not long before a deluge of sexual harassment claims engulfed Capitol Hill, congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump quietly repealed safeguards to protect hundreds of thousands of American workers from such harassment. Their target was an August 2016 regulation issued by the Obama ...
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and protecting the lives of the most vulnerable, are now under order by the Trump Administration to stop using words including "vulnerable" in 2018 budget documents, according to The Washington Post.
But he and others who might be worried that retirement means slipping into powerless obscurity should take heart -- there evidently is a rewarding existence waiting outside the Senate chamber. At least there is according to Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who decided against seeking a sixth term in 2014.
Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of politics at the University of Kansas, interviews U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, whom the institute selected for its 2017 Dole Leadership Prize, on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Harkin represented Iowa in the U.S. Congress for more than four decades, including 30 years as a U.S. ...
Iowa State University held this year's Disability Awareness Summit for National Disability employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and Disability History Month at Reiman gardens on Thursday. The keynote speaker was Sen. Tom Harkin. Harkin has been an advocate for those with disabilities throughout ...
But for the 20 or so minutes that Tom Harkin, the former senator from Iowa, testified inside a federal courtroom here on Wednesday, he calmly recalled a meeting he had with Senator Robert Menendez and Dr. Salomon Melgen in 2011 about a billing dispute involving Dr. Melgen. "Two things stick out in my ...
The sixth edition of the India Inclusion Summit-2017 on Sunday saw changemakers like Tom Harkin and Pranav Desai, who brought together a ...
BENGALURU: Former US Senator Tom Harkin has been a longstanding champion of people with disabilities and is in the city for the India ...
He, over the years, has worked for Democratic politicians like Tom Harkin, Tom Vilsack and Leonard Boswell. He is trying to sort of put the band ...
Lindsey Graham is taking a break from his Senate duties Thursday to testify on behalf of a Democratic senator on trial for federal corruption ...
Tom Harkin is gone. Tom Vilsack too. And Mike Gronstal. It is a party without a rudder. The only comfort for the minority is that if the Democrats ...
That same year, Democrats won three of the state's five Congressional Districts and Democrat Tom Harkin was re-elected for what would be his ...
Tom Harkin and the Obama administration, says no dice. "Absolutely not," Tilahun said when asked if a gambling effort should continue. "We've ...
CEDAR FALLS -- Democratic 1st District congressional candidate Thomas Heckroth is growing his list of endorsements throughout the district, ...
Tom Harkin and for President Barack Obama's administration, wants to be a "trailblazer." Jorel Robinson grew up in Cedar Rapids, works as a ...
Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin will keynote the event. Also attending and speaking will be Congressman John Delaney of Maryland who will ...
Former Sen. Tom Harkin speaks at the Regent Disability Awareness Summit on Oct. 19, 2017. Harkin was a pioneer in creating the Americans ...
SIOUX CITY | Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and four congressional candidates will be the featured speakers on Oct. 21 at a Woodbury ...
Tom Harkin, who met with Melgen at Menendez's request in 2011, whether he regularly dealt with "policies having to do with oversight for ...
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who retired in 2014, agreed to let the Polk County Democratic party revive the event this year. Headliners included U.S. ...
Former Senator Tom Harkin hosted the event annually for 37 years during his time in the Senate. The event was often used as an opportunity ...
Tom Harkin, the former Democratic senator from Iowa, testified at Senator Robert Menendez's federal corruption trial in Newark on Wednesday.
Former Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin asked Iowans Monday not to jump to conclusions when it comes to President Donald Trump.
Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of politics at the University of Kansas, interviews U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, whom the institute selected for its ...
Former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin was awarded the 2017 Dole Leadership Prize on Sunday. He is widely respected for his philosophies and ...
... represented in the Senate by Republican Charles E. Grassley for four decades, liberal Democratic stalwart Tom Harkin was the state's junior ...
Since then, his list of recipients reads like a who's who of prominent Democrats: Senators Barbara Boxer, Tom Harkin, Chris Dodd, Chuck ...
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a committee chairman, to help with the issue. prosecutors did call Harkin to testify against Menendez, but his account was ...
STEAK FRY ENCORE IN 2018: A scooplet out of Iowa: The Polk County Democratic party resurrected former Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak ...


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