The U.S. Senate passed a measure Thursday that supporters say will make it more affordable for Americans to go to college. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, is one of the backers of the “College Cost Reduction Act.” Harkin talked with reporters about the bill prior to its passage.
Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat, says he was “shocked” to learn this morning that President Bush is saying he will veto the bill to fund the program that provides insurance to low-income kids.
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Senator Tom Harkin is lamenting the defeat of a proposal that would have required more time off duty before a soldier can be sent back into combat. “It would require that active duty troops receive as much time at home, recuperating and retraining, as they spend deployed in combat. Guard and reservists would receive three times as much time at home as they spend deployed,” Harkin says of the proposal. “Of course, the amendment allowed a presidential waiver if the troops are needed for an emergency.”
Washington, D.C. – Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., raised more than $1 million during the second quarter of the year and now has more than $2.6 million in the bank as he moves toward a re-election campaign in 2008, aides said Tuesday.
Senator Tom Harkin says the state has made great progress in the fight against methamphetamine, but still has a long way to go.
The Democrat says Iowa, and other states, have found ways to cut meth production, but should do more to keep people from trying the drug in the first place.
Ruth Harkin, the wife of Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, plans to endorse Hillary Clinton for president, aides to the Democratic candidate said today.
Saturday, Senator Tom Harkin, who not only represents Wilson and other Iowans in Congress but also heads the Senate Agriculture Committee, visited Wilson’s farm and a handful of his neighbors to get a feel for how CSP really works.