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About Senator Tom Harkin

Sen. Tom Harkin has represented Iowa in the United States Congress for nearly four decades. He served Iowa’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985 and has been a U.S. Senator since 1985. Harkin’s legislative policy priorities have included federal farm policy, civil rights for Americans with disabilities, childhood nutrition and food access, healthcare access and reform, labor issues, and access to and improvement of education. He lives in the house in Cumming, Iowa, where he was born and plans to retire from Congress in 2014.

For more information about Sen. Tom Harkin, please visit his official U.S. Senate web page.

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July 15, 2014
Three Drake alumnae were honored in the Des Moines Business Record’s 2014 Women of Influence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a difference in their community.