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Law regulates use of restraint in schools

...regulate or ban seclusion and restraint in recent years. Federal standards might be on the way, too.In February, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., introduced bills in Congress that would set minimum standards for...
A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...assessments of schools. Alexander also would work to undo parts of the health care law if he replaces retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa.JUDICIARY: Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, who has dedicated considerable work to government oversight, would...
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...on income equality, motivate their most loyal voters and cast Republican opponents as uncaring.Sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and backed by Obama, the minimum wage increase likely would get enough support from the Senate's 53 Democrats...
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Crossroads books $20M in ads for 6 Senate races

...which must disclose its donors, plans a $3.1 million ad campaign in the race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and $1.7 million in Montana, where appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh is running to stay in the seat...
GOP can count ways to Senate majority

...contests in Michigan and Minnesota. Iowa seemed like a prime opportunity for Republicans after five-term Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin announced he would not seek another term.Democrats rallied around four-term Rep. Bruce Braley. But on the GOP side...
Senate OKs gay rights bill

...Rights Act and 23 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act."Now we've finished the trilogy," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a chief sponsor of the disabilities law, at a Capitol Hill news conference.Two Republican senators who...
Fudging military service an inexcusable offense

...Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis falsified his own history by claiming to have served in Vietnam. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa claimed to have flown combat patrols in Vietnam. Actually, he transported damaged aircraft from Japan to the...
Outside column: Card check and gut check keep it that way. They've managed for now to cow some cowable Democratic senators, which is why Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin, who is trying to steer EFCA through the Senate, is negotiating with a number of his colleagues. "It's a moving...
Abortion fight heating up again

...vetoed by this president. But just to give you an idea of how slim the pro-choice majority is in the Senate, when Tom Harkin called for a ``sense-of-the-Senate'' vote, 47 members said they were opposed to the entire Roe vs. Wade decision...
Congress passes FAA bill that speeds switch to GPS

...Machinists and Flight Attendants - complained the deal was reached without their input and urged its rejection.Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said he decided to vote against the bill because of the labor provisions even though the measure contains...


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