Latham was the representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2013 to 2014.
He was previously the representative for Iowa’s 4th congressional district as a Republican from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for Iowa’s 5th congressional district as a Republican from 1995 to 2002.
Read our 2014 Report Card for Latham.
Latham is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2014 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Latham sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Latham was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2610 (113th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
- H.R. 1765 (113th): Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013
- H.R. 2563 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 309 East Linn Street in Marshalltown, Iowa, as the “Major Scott Nisely Post Office”.
- H.R. 3030 (107th): Basic Pilot Extension Act of 2001
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Latham sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Taxation (17%) Health (14%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Agriculture and Food (7%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%)
Some of Latham’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5064 (113th): Lean and Responsive Government Act
- H.R. 4757 (113th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand certain exceptions ...
- H.R. 4745 (113th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
- H.R. 3722 (113th): To provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical ...
- H.R. 3721 (113th): America’s Agricultural Heritage Partnership Reauthorization Act
- H.R. 3166 (113th): To appropriate such funds as may be necessary to ensure certain important ...
- H.R. 3165 (113th): Common Sense Health Reform Americans Actually Want Act
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H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 4310 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Dec 20, 2012. Passed 315/107.
S. 365 (112th): Budget Control Act of 2011
Aug 1, 2011. Passed 269/161.
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S. 627 (112th): Faster FOIA Act of 2011
Jul 29, 2011. Passed 218/210.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
H.Res. 1184 (111th): Congratulating the 2009-2010 University of Maryland Men’s Basketball Team, Greivis Vasquez, and Coach Gary Williams on an ...
Mar 17, 2010. Passed 279/132.
H.Res. 317 (111th): Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, and ...
Sep 15, 2009. Passed 312/108.
H.R. 2918 (111th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010
Jun 19, 2009. Passed 232/178.
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
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. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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