Tom Harkin
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"Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin" is an American politician who served as a United States Senate/United States Senator from Iowa from 1985 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985.

Born in Cumming, Iowa, Harkin graduated from Iowa State University and The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law. He served in the United States Navy as an active-duty jet pilot (1962–67). After serving as a Congressional aide for several years, he made two runs for the United States House of Representatives/U.S. House of Representatives, losing in 1972 but winning in 1974. He went on to serve five terms in the House.

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What can I tell you, I don't know anything about him.

Let's face it, in America today we don't have a health care system, we have a sick care system.

Would anyone advocate that we take the fences off the playground for elementary schools and just let kids run around in the streets? ... By the same token, why would we allow schools to sort of poison our kids with junk food?

We are right where we always were.

Dana Reeve has already faced more than her fair share of adversity, but I know that she will face this latest challenge, as she has the others, with strength, dignity, courage and grace.

Parents should know that our schools are now one of the largest sources of unhealthy food for their kids.

America's health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.

This study should be a wake up call to all Americans, and specifically to those of us in Congress who have stood idly by as more and more junk food inundates our schools.

We don't require our astronomers to explore the heavens with 19th century telescopes, and we don't require our geologists to study the Earth with a tape measure. If we are serious about realizing the promise of stem cell research, our biomedical researchers need access to the best stem cell lines available.