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Stop Playing Politics with Hunger

Congress must not turn its back on Americans in need. A farm bill with adequate funding for food assistance is vital to the nation.

By Bob Dole and Tom Daschle | Monday, September 16, 2013

Necessary Progress in Biosecurity

The United States and other nations must work strongly to counter the threats posed by biological terrorism, write Tom Daschle and Tom Inglesby in the Harvard Law and Policy Review.

By Tom Daschle and Tom Inglesby | Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Defense Strategy for a New World

Modern national security threats require a renewed commitment to development and diplomacy, as well as our military strength.

By Tom Daschle | Monday, June 7, 2010

Don’t Forget the World’s Food Gap

Sen. Tom Daschle calls for collaboration on new ideas and technologies to fight world hunger in the Politico.

By Tom Daschle | Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ask the Expert: Senator Tom Daschle on How Health Reform Helps Seniors

play_alt icon Video Senator Tom Daschle discusses how all seniors will benefit from health care reform and why we can't afford not to improve our health care system.

By Tom Daschle | Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ask the Expert: Health Reform Helps Women and Families

play_alt icon Video Senator Tom Daschle discusses how health care reform will help women and families, and why incremental reform won't work.

By Tom Daschle | Monday, September 21, 2009

Ask the Expert: Health Reform Will Help the Insured and the Sick

play_alt icon Video Tom Daschle discusses how health reform will help Americans who have insurance and how it aids those with health problems.

By Tom Daschle | Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ask the Expert: Why We Need Health Reform

play_alt icon Video Senator Tom Daschle on why we need health reform—why it is good for families, for doctors, for businesses, and for governments.

By Tom Daschle | Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ask the Expert: Health Reform Is Good for Doctors and Patients

play_alt icon Video Senator Tom Daschle on why he believes we need health reform and how it will help all Americans, including doctors and patients, the insured and the uninsured.

By Tom Daschle | Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Facts on U.S. Health Care: U.S. Ranks Poorly with Other Wealthy Nations

Costly and ill-distributed U.S. health care leaves us worse off than the citizens of other wealthy countries. We need reform, writes Sen. Daschle.

By Tom Daschle | Friday, November 2, 2007

Politics and a Pragmatic Paradigm for Health Reform, Part 1

In 1991, the political landscape was changed by a teacher from Pennsylvania who ran–and won–by saying, if every prisoner has a lawyer, every American should have a doctor. I remember being one of the sitting senators who made presentations to Senator-elect Harris Wofford in the hopes that he would work with us on our plan. […]

By Tom Daschle | Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Right Trade Deals With Latin America

Under an agreement Congress and the administration made last month, free-trade accords with Peru and Panama moved forward. They are far from done, however. Congress should pass these modified agreements, which solidify our access to key countries and whose enforceable labor and environmental standards would set an important precedent for future trade agreements. Congress should […]

By Tom Daschle | Monday, June 25, 2007

U.N. Emissions Program

There are problems with the Clean Development Mechanism, to be sure. The most troubling aspect of it is not that China has used it effectively, but that it has so far failed the countries, like those in Africa, that will be hardest hit by climate change. Read more here.

By John Podesta and Tom Daschle | Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Trading Power for Progress: A Health Care “Fed” To Reform Coverage

Distinguished Senior Fellow Sen. Daschle outlines a Federal Reserve-style institution that could make difficult and critical health policy decisions.

By Tom Daschle | Friday, December 15, 2006

Tom Daschle

Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD) is the Chair of the Center for American Progress Board of Directors. He previously served as the Senate majority leader and has participated in the development and debate of almost every major public policy issue of the last three decades. In 1978, he was elected to the U.S. House of […]

Thursday, August 17, 2006