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10 HOURS AGO - 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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NOV 05, 2014 - Washington Times

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Pat Buchanan calls Joni Ernst 'attractive,' says senator-elect in Iowa could be a star

Former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan called Joni Ernst an "enormously attractive figure," just days after the Iowa senator-elect rebuked Sen. Tom Harkin for calling her "good-looking." "I think she's an enormously attractive figure," Mr. Buchanan said in an interview with Newsmax TV, Mediaite reported. "She's ...

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NOV 04, 2014 - Christian Science Monitor

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Joni Ernst is 'as good looking as Taylor Swift.' Did Tom Harkin just cost Democrats Iowa? (+video)

Exiting Sen. Tom Harkin said Republican candidate Joni Ernst  may be "as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rogers." Did this comment hurt Democratic candidate Bruce Braley?  

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NOV 03, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Harkin apologizes after Ernst calls remarks sexist

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is apologizing for calling Republican Joni Ernst attractive, but "wrong for the state of Iowa." In the video, Harkin says it doesn't matter if Ernst is "as good looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rogers," if she's going to be a conservative vote in the Senate.

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