Thomas Harkin

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U.S. Senate (Iowa Jr)


Family: Wife: Ruth; 2 Children: Amy, Jenny

Born: 11/19/1939 Cumming, IA

Home: Cumming, Iowa

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education: JD, Catholic University of America Law School, 1972 BS, Government/Economics, Iowa State University, 1962

Profession: Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy/United States Naval Reserves, 1962-1974 Congressional Aide, Congressman Neal Smith, 1969 Attorney, Polk County Legal Aid

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 1985-present Sought Democratic Nomination for President, 1992 Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1975-1984 Democratic Nominee for United States House of Representatives, 1972

Congressional Membership: Congressional Competitive Caucus Chair, Congressional Populist Caucus Congressional Soybean Caucus Majority Trust Co-Chair, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Democratic Steering and Coordination Committee Founder, Senate 4-H Caucus Senate Caucus on Mental Health Co-Chair, Senate Human Rights Caucus Co-Chair, Senate Rural Health Caucus Senate Sweetener Caucus Senate Tourism Caucus

Organization Membership: Member, American Legion Post 562, Cumming Iowa Bar Association


Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry


Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on Children and Families

Subcommittee on Defense

Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety

Subcommittee on Energy And Water Development

Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Subcommittee on Retirement and Aging

Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies