Ensuring Government Works for all Americans
"I have always believed that government has a role to play in standing up to powerful institutions that can forsake the interests of the American people in pursuit of their own. Ensuring that American citizens are treated fairly and that their tax dollars are wisely spent is at the core of the government's duty." - Senator Tom Harkin
Since his first day in Congress, Senator Harkin has felt that government should work for the American people, protecting their rights and advancing their interests. In an effort to make sure every citizen has a voice and that public resources are managed prudently, he has worked with the following priorities in mind.