The Dole Institute presented U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin with the 2017 Dole Leadership Prize Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. Harkin represented Iowa in the U.S. Congress for more than four decades, including 30 years as a U.S. Senator. As a young senator, Harkin crafted the landmark legislation that would become the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). His long career focused on issues related to health care access and nutrition, farm policy, labor issues and more.