Former Sen. Thomas Harkin

Democrat  •  Iowa 5 Terms  •  Sworn In 1985
Last Term 2009 - 2015 View All

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  • Anthonygriego 08/16/2008 5:23am

    In reference to S.1725: A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and title 5, United States Code, to improve the protection of pension benefits, and for other purposes. This bill was introduced over a year ago…what is happening?

    I went on long term disability leave in Feb 2000, was awarded a pension equal to minimum wage…then in May 2007 the company reduced my pension by half without notice. Then, 2 months later I got a letter informing me that they had made an erroneous mistake and that I would have to pay back approx 50K dollars of overpayment. The company has become mute and does not want to cooperate or listen to my woes…If they deduct my current pension for the next 7 years, it will have a devistating effect on my financial stability and good credit. Basically we will join the ranks of the homeless and hungry.

    Call me for specific information. Tony 505 8778194

  • Anonymous 01/26/2009 11:14am

    Senator Harkin,
    In Reference to the Senate Bill 2433. Why would we send our monies to the United Nations to assist in Global Poverty. Why are we not taking care of our own Americans that are living in Poverty? Where do you stand on this bill, so you support it?
    Another worried working American.

  • Anonymous 02/26/2009 2:29pm

    Senator Harkin,
    Just read HR45, what in the name of our rights and freedom are you Senators doing allowing a “Bill” such as this go this far. As a good citizen who uses a gun to hunt and keep varments away from our rural home, it is inconcievable to think in the UNITED States of AMERICA an “official” could enter our homes and check to see if our guns are stored properly and if deemed by them to be in an unsafe condition, take them. Everyone out there had better be yelling NO to this bill. Guns have a place in the life of rural Americans and it is not the only “weapon” that kills. WHAT IS NEXT OUR KITCHEN KNIVES?

  • iwillnotbow 06/12/2009 11:03am

    Senator Harkin,
    I think that it is very telling that you would help a bill like S909. This bill, while it may look good on the outside will be twisted and “perverted” (an appropriate term) to unintended uses. Please end your support for this bill.

  • shadydog 09/15/2009 5:37am

    It is a tragedy that in the USA we have to worry about communism. That is just what HR 45 is and it is obvious that no one has taken the time to research this. IT DOES NOT WORK. You will place the law abiding people at risk. You can always find a illegal gun and that is just what we will have to do if you all force us into communism. You will force law abiding people to become criminals.

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  • Superpower 01/27/2010 4:10am

    Senator Tom Harkin, you must cease this fascistic approach to governing AGAINST the people you supposedly represent. Obamacare is disastrous, there’s no denying that, so stop trying to circumvent the will of the American people by proposing filibuster reform. Your proposed legislation is devious at best. I think all Americans are a little tired of Democrat elites such as yourself. If Iowa doesn’t wake up from its liberal coma, please consider retiring…unless of course you’re voted out of office.

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    xjhawkr 07/16/2010 4:21am

    Agreed!! Harkin, you are just another automoton and apparently completely out of touch with the original reasons you got into politics! Listen to us!! Do for US as you have sworn to do!!!!

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  • MaryRuth 03/23/2010 2:53pm

    Thank you, Senator Harkin, for all the long hours and hard work in getting our health care system reformed. You have the deep appreciation of my family and I—voters all.

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  • pelmof 06/29/2010 4:27am

    Dear Senator Harkin,
    S.3520 needs to be passed immediately. There are 15 million Americans who are “unemployed through no fault of their own,” and who are also frantically attempting to find new jobs that do not exist. The majority of these 15 million have a family dependent upon their income, so that increases the number to possibly 30 or even 45 million Americans who are in imminent danger of losing everything. When this happens, the financial and moral ramifications for this country will be dire indeed. I’ll say it again— S.3520 needs to be passed immediately! Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

  • AnnaSchaefer 06/29/2010 11:16pm

    Please pass H.R.5055, College Debt Swap Act of 2010. The Federal Student loans have much to offer. Private student loans only look to make money. Please support this bill.

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    xjhawkr 07/16/2010 4:19am

    There is work for people who WANT to work!!! Stop this suckling on the Government teat and get to work!!!

  • icandootravel 12/07/2010 12:36pm

    On this current Tax Break Extension issue for earnings over $250K per year, please make it simple. You have the easiest hand to play on this. Pass the tax break for all income below $250K per year, and leave the Republicans pressing for extensions to the richest Americans without “Paying for it”. Republicans have been saying that all bills should be paid for with off set spending cuts, but they have not made any such cuts known regarding their desire for the richest of the rich to get richer. MAKE IT SIMPLE, you guys can look like champions of the American people. Let them look like the greedy, disconnected elitests that they are. Have half a brain, conscious, and soul all in one small step. In God WE Pray,…


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