Rep. Tom Latham

Former Representative from Iowa’s 3rd District, Republican

Latham, a Republican, was the representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district from 2013 to 2014.

He was previously the representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district (1995-2002).



Our unique analysis of the bills Latham sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Latham is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2014 Statistics

Read our 2014 Report Card for Latham for more statistics.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Latham sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Taxation (17%) Health (14%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Education (7%) Agriculture and Food (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Latham’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2014, Latham missed 125 of 13,513 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2014. ProPublica has tracked 3 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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