Harkin to Lead Hearing on Education, Health, Labor Funding Print
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Written by Sen. Tom Harkin   
Monday, 31 January 2011 14:49
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) announced today that he will hold a field hearing in Iowa to discuss the importance of providing adequate and responsible funding for critical education, health, labor and other initiatives. The panel will specifically discuss the ways in which federal funding has made a positive impact in Iowa by helping give Iowans the education and skills they need to find jobs.  Harkin is chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, which is responsible for funding these important programs.  The hearing titled “Preserving America’s Economic Security” will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 12:30pm at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa, 8201 Dakota Street, Cedar Falls.

Witnesses will include:  

The Honorable William Dotzler, State Senator (D-Senate District 11)

Dr. Benjamin J. Allen, President, University of Northern Iowa

Mr. Gerald Nelson, Field Office Manager, Social Security Administration, Waterloo, Iowa

Ms. Kim Young-Kent, Executive Director, Tri-County Head Start, Waterloo, Iowa

Dr. Jerry Durham, Chancellor and Professor of Nursing, Allen College of Nursing

The Reverend Mark A. Anderson, Assistant to the Bishop, Northeastern Iowa Synod, Waverly, Iowa

Mr. Jonathan Keniston, Student, Hawkeye Community College