Sen. Tom Harkin

40 Years in Washington D.C.
9:19 am
Fri August 15, 2014

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin on "Legacy" Tour

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is embarking on a "Legacy" tour across Iowa as he winds down his lengthy career in Washington, D.C.

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Bill Knight – November 14
10:24 am
Wed November 13, 2013

A Hike in the Minimum Wage is Overdue

Bill Knight

Like most Americans, I’ve worked minimum-wage jobs. As an adolescent and a young adult, I worked on a farm, in a grocery store, and for a carpenter, and co-workers weren’t all teens. A grouchy guy in his 40s who smoked unfiltered Camels and swung a hammer like it was a Stradivarius pounded nails alongside me; a single mom was head cashier, knew the supermarket better than the boss, and mothered bag boys as well as ran the register.

At each workplace, the employer would’ve paid less if they could have.

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BNSF Railway Dedicates Bridge
7:38 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Sen. Harkin Touts Partnership

A barge moves through BNSF Railway's new railroad bridge in Burlington, IA

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) says a public-private partnership is working well in southeast Iowa.

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Senators Talk EPA, Wind Energy, Farm Bill
9:55 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Harkin/Grassley Visit Lee County

Keokuk Area Hospital CEO Wally Winkler (standing right) addresses Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa (standing left) during the U.S. Senator's recent town hall meeting.

Two of Iowa’s political heavyweights spent some time in Lee County this week.  They used separate events to tout one of the state’s growing industries.

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, visits Lee County at least once a year as part of his annual 99-county tour of the state.

His counterpart, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s, D-Iowa, visits are much more sporadic, which made their visits occurring at the same time rather unique.


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