56 Total Quotes

Tom Harkin Quotes

there is no constitutional or historical precedent for any kind of findings of fact.
Tom Harkin
#Constitutional

America's health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention.
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#American Politician #Crisis

Trust us' is not something the administration can say after Katrina, ... I don't think Congress is in a mood to trust. We want plans. We want specific goals and procedures we're going to take to prepare for this.
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#Congress

The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity.
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#American Politician #Country

If Congress is aware of the problems facing poor people in America, cuts in hunger assistance programs should not be part of any deficit reduction package,
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#America

For the good of our country, the safety of our troops, and our image around the globe, Secretary Rumsfeld should resign, ... If he does not resign forthwith, the president should fire him.
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#Country

Let's face it, in America today we don't have a health care system, we have a sick care system.
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#American Politician #America

Let's face it, in America today we don't have a health care system, we have a sick care system. We wait until people become obese, develop chronic diseases, or become disabled - and then we spend untold hundreds of billions annually to try to make them better.
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#America

Dana Reeve has already faced more than her fair share of adversity, but I know that she will face this latest challenge, as she has the others, with strength, dignity, courage and grace.
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#Adversity

Parents should know that our schools are now one of the largest sources of unhealthy food for their kids.
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#Food

Would anyone advocate that we take the fences off the playground for elementary schools and just let kids run around in the streets? ... By the same token, why would we allow schools to sort of poison our kids with junk food?
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#Kids

If we are serious about combating the childhood obesity epidemic and improving child nutrition, then everyone must chip in -- parents, schools, and yes even Congress.
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#Childhood

This study shows that when it comes to diet and obesity, American parents are woefully uninformed,
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#Obesity

I am pleased that the Iowa Department of Education is receiving this important funding to provide gifted and talented programs in alternative schools, ... It is important that all schools in Iowa have the resources to help gifted and talented students reach their full potential.
Tom Harkin
#Education

Students who are given a stipend specifically for housing are still gaming the system, ... I would consider this to be a major failure in the oversight of the program.
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#Students

feeling of embarrassment and being ashamed our government was not responding more forcefully.
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#Embarrassment

That will have little kids associate learning, associate getting better and progressing with eating Oreo cookies,
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#Kids

Hurricane Katrina ripped the mask off of George Bush's America,
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#America

For the benefit of the United States, for our country, I believe Mr. Rumsfeld has to resign.
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#Country

You could get into a quagmire that would ... not be a dignified ending to this sad chapter and would not add enough evidentiary value to outweigh the negatives that would be produced with a lengthy trial, ... Fox News Sunday.
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#Ending

It's woefully inadequate, in terms of taking a look at the promising therapies that people are taking today,
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#People

I think it's been much too negative, especially against Governor Dean,
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#Dean

I know when you're the front-runner, you're going to take hits ... but there comes a point where I believe Democratic candidates ought to restrain themselves a little bit.
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#Believe

Parents still lack basic information on the calorie and fat content on the meals that they and their children eat at restaurants.
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#Children

We should be preparing right now, setting appropriations, for the introductions of Bradley fighting vehicles, tanks, armored personnel carriers and ground forces into Kosovo,
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#Fighting

If you like the government shutdown, then you'll like this impeachment trial, because it will go on for a long time.
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#Government

Their budget slashes renewable energy research and development by more than one third.
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#Energy