Press Release

AFT Statement On Sen. Harkin’s Chairmanship of Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

For Release: 

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Janet Bass

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is an excellent choice to chair the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Sen. Harkin is a long-time champion of working Americans, our public education system, and the rights of people with disabilities. He also is committed to affordable, accessible, high-quality healthcare. The AFT looks forward to working with him on these issues.

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The AFT represents 1.7 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.