(10/25/01)Iowa Republican Party officials orchestrated three news conferences around Iowa today to call on democrat Senator Tom Harkin to speed up the process of getting an Iowa farmer permanently fixed in his U-S-D-A job. President Bush has nominated Thomas Dorr of Marcus to be a deputy secretary for rural development. Iowa Republican Party Chairman Chuck Larson says the state of Iowa is fortunate to have Dorr nominated to the important position.State Senator Neil Schuerer of Amana says Harkin, who is chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, has already delayed two Committee hearings on Dorr’s nomination.Dorr’s nomination has come under fire for comments he made about the success of white farmers in Sioux and Carroll Counties. Dorr must win confirmation of the Senate to get the job permanently. He is presently doing the job, as a contract employee of the government. Larson and other top G-O-Pers held news conferences in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs.
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