Latest Tom Harkin Stories

2008-07-15 12:01:01

John Griffin, Jr., Esq., a member of the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Board of Directors, issued the following statement regarding a hearing held today, by the U.S.

2008-07-10 18:00:05

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as head of Central Command and Gen. Ray Odierno to Petraeus's former post in Iraq. There was almost no dissent, The Hill reported.

2008-07-05 00:00:23

The University of Dubuque's nursing program will receive $430,348 from the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, has announced that he was successful in securing the money, which was included in the 2008 comprehensive spending package.

2007-03-19 18:00:00

Lifting the ban on taxpayer funding of research on new stem cells from fertilized embryos would better serve both science and the nation, the chief of the National Institutes of Health told lawmakers Monday.

2006-07-19 15:23:13

By Tabassum Zakaria and Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush used his first veto on Wednesday to block legislation to expand embryonic stem-cell research, putting him at odds with top scientists and most Americans, including some in his own Republican Party.

2006-05-04 01:11:26

on May 4.) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats sought on Thursday to jump-start a long-awaited debate on legislation to allow federal funding of embryonic stem cell research by considering it while it debates other health measures this month.

2006-03-31 00:24:21

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House counsel John Dean, who helped push President Richard Nixon from office during the Watergate scandal three decades ago, heads to Capitol Hill on Friday to back an uphill attempt to censure President George W. Bush.

2005-12-14 17:49:04

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday narrowly passed a $602 billion bill to cut funds for health, education and labor programs nearly one month after a slightly different version of the measure was unexpectedly rejected.

2005-11-17 15:52:29

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eleven farm-state senators from both political parties unveiled a bill on Thursday to require country-of-origin labels on packages of red meat beginning in autumn 2006, voiding a two-year delay approved by Congress earlier this month.

2005-10-25 20:20:45

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House and Senate negotiators working on a $100 billion agriculture spending bill voted on Tuesday to allow states to privatize the food stamp program, which helps 25 million people put food on the table monthly.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.