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3 HOURS AGO - Roll Call

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Tom Harkin's Reflecting, but Trying Not to Stare

At the end of an extended interview in his Senate office, Tom Harkin called out into the hallway, having neglected to show off a prized possession -- his father's Works Progress Administration card.

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NOV 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Iowa Democrats regroup after midterm losses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After a bruising midterm election where they lost a competitive Senate race and emerged with just one of four congressional seats, Iowa Democrats are trying to regroup. The retirement of longtime Sen. Tom Harkin creates a leadership void. [...] despite a significant voter outreach effort, many Democrats stayed home this year, suggesting the party's message ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - Roll Call

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Bill Action Update: Sudden Infant Death and Rural Hospital Supervision Bills

The Senate can pass bills very fast -- if senators want to. Following committee action on Wednesday on a bill (HR 669) seeking to improve data collection on sudden infant deaths, the Senate on Thursday quietly approved the measure by voice vote. However, an added substitute amendment to the bill offered by Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin forces another House ...

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NOV 13, 2014 - Roll Call

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Ebola Drug Priority Bill Races Toward Senate Action; Sudden Infant Death Reporting Bill Too

Last month, the two leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee signaled interest in new legislation to speed the development of Ebola drugs. On Wednesday, Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander announced plans to markup a bill next week that would allow funding for Ebola drug research through an existing FDA program ...

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