Iowa House of Representatives
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.
|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|
Leadership of the HouseEdit
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|
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous legislature||57||43||100||0|
|Latest voting share||59%||41%|
Past notable membersEdit
- 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.
- Dale M. Cochran, Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives from 1975 to 1978 and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture from 1987 to 1998.
- Iowa Legislative Services Agency (2011-03-31). "First Redistricting Plan" (PDF). p. 3. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
- "2017 Iowa Legislature convenes amid pomp, speeches". DesMoinesRegister.com. 2017-01-09. Retrieved 2017-01-11.
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