Iowa House of Representatives
|Iowa House of Representatives|
|Iowa General Assembly|
New session started
|January 12, 2015|
Speaker pro tempore
Chris Hagenow (R)
Since January 14, 2016
Length of term
|Authority||Legislative Department, Section 3, Iowa Constitution|
|Salary||$25,000/year + per diem|
|November 4, 2014
|November 8, 2016
|Redistricting||Legislative Service Agency with legislative approval|
|House of Representatives Chamber
Iowa State Capitol
Des Moines, Iowa
|Iowa General Assembly|
The Iowa House of Representatives is the lower house of the Iowa General Assembly. The upper house is the Iowa Senate. There are 100 seats in the Iowa House of Representatives, representing 100 single-member districts across the state, formed by dividing the 50 Senate districts in half. Each district has a population of approximately 30,464 as of the 2010 United States Census[update]. The House of Representatives meets at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines.
Leadership of the House
The Speaker of the House presides over the House in the chief leadership position, controlling the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus, followed by confirmation of the full House on passage of a floor vote. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses according to each party's strength in the chamber.
|Speaker of the House||Linda Upmeyer||Republican||54|
|Majority Leader||Chris Hagenow||Republican||43|
|Minority Leader||Mark Smith||Democratic||71|
|End of previous legislature||53||47||100||0|
|January 12, 2015[b]||55||98||2|
|January 13, 2015[c]||56||99||1|
|February 17, 2015[d]||57||100||0|
|Latest voting share||57%||43%|
Past notable members
- William S. Beardsley, Governor of Iowa from 1949 to 1954
- William W. Belknap, U.S. Army major general and U.S. Secretary of War from 1869 until impeached in 1876.
- Terry E. Branstad, current Governor of Iowa; 1983 to 1999, 2011 to present
- Robert D. Fulton, Governor of Iowa for 16 days in 1969
- Chuck Grassley, current U.S. Senator, 1981 to present
- Frank Merriam, Governor of California from 1934 to 1939
- William M. Stone, Civil War prisoner of war and Governor of Iowa from 1864 to 1868.
- James Wilson, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1897 to 1913.
- Republican Dwayne Alons (District 4) died after being re-elected.
- Republican Mark Costello (District 23) resigned after being elected to the Iowa Senate in a special election.
- Republican John Kooiker sworn in, filling vacancy in District 4.
- Republican David Sieck sworn in, filling vacancy in District 23.
- Iowa Legislative Services Agency (2011-03-31). "First Redistricting Plan" (PDF). p. 3. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- Ta, Linh (2014-12-01). "Iowa Rep. Dwayne Alons dies after cancer battle". DesMoinesRegister.com. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
- Brownlee, Mike (2014-12-31). "Republican Mark Costello wins special election to replace Joni Ernst in Iowa State Senate". Omaha.com.
- "Iowa House of Representatives Journal, January 13, 2015" (PDF). Iowa House of Representatives. 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2015-02-05.
- "Iowa House of Representatives Journal, February 17, 2015" (PDF). Iowa House of Representatives. 2015-02-17. Retrieved 2015-02-23.
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