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2 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor
Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, seen here in a file photo on Capitol Hill, helped the Senate pass a bipartisan bill on child care Thursday.
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3 hrs ago | Journal and Courier
If it's true that it helps to have friends in high places, Purdue University is in luck.
6 hrs ago | Washington Examiner
The Fair Minimum Wage Act would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over two years and then index the rate to inflation.
10 hrs ago | The Hill
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg faced tough questions Thursday over the administration's approval of the painkiller Zohydro, seen as highly addictive and easily abused.
The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to spend over one trillion dollars in 2015 - but HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has never once testified before the Senate's Budget Committee on either Obamacare's costs or the president's budget at large.
The Iowa Democrat choked up talking about a children's reading program close to his heart for 16 years.He received the Pioneer Award from Everybody Wins!, a literacy organization that pairs disadvantaged kids from the district with a mentor during the lunch hour.
In a letter to President Obama, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal , Tom Harkin , Dick Durbin , Sherrod Brown and Ed Markey in urging the administration to review and finalize regulations for tobacco products, which may include electronic cigarettes and e-hookahs, "without further delay."
Congress 's chief budget scorekeeper is sticking by his recent report saying that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 would probably reduce employment by 500,000 jobs, but conceded Wednesday the figure is "a central estimate in a wide range."
Special Olympics athletes will be on Capitol Hill Wednesday in an effort to ensure continued commitment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014 -- The Senate will begin debate on S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, the primary federal grant program that provides child care assistance for families and funds child care quality initiatives.
Keeping intact a 2010 rewrite of a law that dictates what kids eat in school - from the number of carrots to the amount of salt in their shepherd's pie - could be a major challenge as some in Congress are already angling for a rollback.
Newly released public records show that the Department of the Interior knew in advance that two groups of aging veterans would be visiting the World War II Memorial on October 1, 2013, but they decided to barricade the premises anyway.
For all the resistance to raising the federal minimum wage in Washington, Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, predicts Congress will pass it.
Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst, who is competing in the state Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin , received the endorsement of RightNOW PAC on Tuesday.
Senators rallied behind significant changes in military law to curb rape and sexual assault within the ranks, approving steps to protect the victims and barring the "good soldier defense" to ensure evidence alone determines a defendant's fate.
An Iowa retired military general today explained why he thinks national security depends on U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's new preschool bill.