Tom Harkin Quotes

25 Tom Harkin quotes:

"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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"It almost seems then that they will be allocated based upon a state's ability to pay, ... How are you going to ask Louisiana right now to come up with the money for that. Take Mississippi . They've been hit hard."
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"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,"
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Let's face it, in America today we don't have a health care system, we have a sick care system."
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: America Quotes
"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."
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Hurricane Katrina ripped the mask off of George Bush's America,"
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: America Quotes
"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."
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"America's health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention."
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"This has created ridiculous situations where companies have sought $5 million and as a condition for approval they have been required to have that much money in the bank, ... If they have that much money in the bank, why would they need the loan?"
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"Fortunately, the situation today is not as dire, but family farms continue to face big challenges especially young people."
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"Human cloning will take place, and it will take place in my lifetime. And I don't fear it at all -- I welcome it. I think it's right and proper that we continue this kind of inquiry."
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"We should be preparing right now, setting appropriations, for the introductions of Bradley fighting vehicles, tanks, armored personnel carriers and ground forces into Kosovo,"
"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."
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"When we debate the impeachment of the president of the United States, this is something that affects every citizen of this country, and I believe they have a right again to witness that debate and to witness how and why we reach those decisions."
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"Our escalating dependence on foreign and non-renewable sources of energy is heading us down a slippery slope."
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"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."
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: Childhood Quotes
"Parents should know that our schools are now one of the largest sources of unhealthy food for their kids."
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"How many poor people are going to go on the Internet to apply for food stamps?"
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"I'm afraid that if we don't have some peacekeeping forces here that the intimidation and the level of violence might increase to the point where the election could be in jeopardy. And we cannot let that happen,"
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"I've said time and time again, there is little risk of BSE in U.S. beef, but it is obvious that we have not yet convinced key trading partners of that."
Author: Harkin Quotes Category: Risk Quotes

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