For Immediate Release: September 10, 2009
TFAH Congratulates Harkin on HELP Committee Chairmanship
Washington, DC - Former Governor and U.S. Senator, Lowell Weicker, President of Trust for America's Health's board of directors, congratulated Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) today, for his new appointment as chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.
"I am delighted to congratulate my friend and colleague, Sen. Tom Harkin, on his new chairmanship of the HELP committee, especially at this historic juncture for the health of our nation," said Governor Weicker. "Tom Harkin's distinguished career in public life has been marked by a tireless dedication to America's working families. He has touched millions of lives by providing children with quality school lunches, standing up for the disabled, and ensuring that healthy choices are not simply reserved for the wealthy or privileged few. Tom also is one of the nation's preeminent champions of disease prevention and cutting-edge public health issues, from food safety to pandemic influenza preparedness. I thank him for his enduring commitment to building a healthier America and look forward to working with Tom as he embarks on what will be a historic chairmanship."