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Tom Latham
Tom Latham.jpg
U.S. House, Iowa, District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
PredecessorLeonard Boswell (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$19.22 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Campaign $$10,467,938
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sCal Community College, Latimer, Iowa
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Personal
BirthdayJuly 14, 1948
Place of birthHampton, Iowa
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Net worth$5,739,219.50
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Tom Latham campaign logo
Thomas "Tom" Latham (b. July 14, 1948, in Hampton, IA) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Iowa's 3rd Congressional District. Latham was first elected to the House from District 5 in 1994.

Latham announced on December 17, 2013, that he would not run for re-election in 2014.[1]

Less than a week following Gov. Terry Branstad's announcement that he would prefer Latham as the Republican nominee, Latham announced on February 27, 2013, he would be not be running in 2014 for the U.S. Senate seat.[2]

He won re-election in 2012 in District 3 due to redistricting. Latham ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and won the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Latham is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Latham was born on July 14, 1948, in Hampton, IA, and raised in Alexander, IA. He earned his Associates Degree from Cal Community College in 1966 and his B.A. from Iowa State University in 1970. Prior to his political career, Latham was a business owner.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Latham serves on the following committees:[5][6]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Chairman

2011-2012

Latham served on the following House committees:[7]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Chairman

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Latham's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Latham voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Latham voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Latham voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

NDAA

Yea3.png Latham voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Latham voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Latham joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[15][16]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[18] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[19] Latham voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[21] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Latham voted for HR 2775.[22]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Latham voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Latham voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[10]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Latham voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Latham voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[10]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[23] Latham joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[24][25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Latham voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]

Issues

National security

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

Latham said August 27, 2013, that he opposes American military intervention in Syria, adding it would be wrong for President Barack Obama to take such action without the approval of Congress.[27] “Syria has not declared war on us…Why would we start escalating the crisis? I would be totally against that,” Latham said.[27]


Tom Latham voiced opposition to American military intervention in Syria at town hall meeting August 27, 2013

Latham made it clear he did not condone the use of poison gas on civilians. But he said, “I am certainly not in favor of any additional involvement” by the United States.[27] He also said that he does not believe the Obama administration or anyone else has made the case that that can justify the U.S. unilaterally taking any military action in Syria.[27]

“Attacking a sovereign country without authorization from Congress I simply think is wrong,” Latham said. He added, “At this point, you have a civil war going on in Syria and for us to interject ourselves and attack one side I don’t think it has been justified.”[27]

Town hall response

During the numerous town halls Latham held during the 2013 summer recess, constituents echoed Latham's concerns regarding military involvement in Syria. "For most people, it's very clear-cut. There's just been no support for going in," Latham said regarding his constituent's views.[28]

Economy

Americans United For Change


Americans United for Change's October 2013 ad, "Tea Party Shutdown - Tom Latham."

On October 9, 2013, the advocacy group Americans United for Change started running TV ads in Iowa blaming Tom Latham for the ongoing government shutdown.[29]

The ads accuse Latham of joining with “tea party Republicans” to force the shutdown and offer a number of resulting negative effects: hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work, government benefits put at risk, denial of care for cancer patients, halting of food inspections.[29]

“Economists say Tom Latham’s tea party shut down could weaken the economy and devastate middle class families,” the narrator says. “Call Congressman Latham. Tell him to do his job. End the Tea Party Shutdown of our government.”[29]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Latham announced on December 17, 2013, that he would not run for re-election in 2014.[30]

In an email to supporters Latham said, "It is never a perfect time or a right time to step aside. But for me, this is the time. I want to share with you my decision that I will not be a candidate for any office in November of 2014."[30]

Latham was a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program was designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[31]

2012

See also: Iowa's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Latham ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Iowa's 3rd District. Latham won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[32][33] Incumbent Leonard Boswell ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Latham ran unopposed in the Republican primary. Candidates wishing to run were required to file by the signature filing deadline of March 16, 2012. The primary elections took place on June 5, 2012.

Results

U.S. House, Iowa District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Latham Incumbent 52.3% 202,000
     Democratic Leonard Boswell Incumbent 43.7% 168,632
     Independent David Rosenfeld 1.6% 6,286
     Independent Scott G. Batcher 2.4% 9,352
Total Votes 386,270
Source: Iowa Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Race Background

Latham moved to Clive to take on Leonard Boswell in the 3rd District after his previous home in Ames was drawn into the same district as Steve King during redistricting when King's 5th District became obsolete.[34]

Tom Latham is an eight-term incumbent facing Leonard Boswell, a nine-term incumbent, in the general election on Nov. 6 2012.[35] This race was declared competitive in the New York Times race ratings in July 2012.[36]

Targeted


"House Majority PAC ad against Tom Latham: 'Valentine's Day'"

"House Majority PAC ad against Tom Latham: 'Headlines'"

"House Majority PAC ad against Tom Latham: 'Bad Idea'"


Latham was targeted by the Super PAC House Majority PAC.[37] The Democratic-allied PAC spent about $400,000 on defeating Latham, primarily through TV ads.[38][39]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Latham attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Latham is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Latham raised a total of $10,467,938 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[49]

Tom Latham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Iowa, District 3) Won $3,408,821
2010 U.S. House (Iowa, District 4) Won $1,329,211
2008 U.S. House (Iowa, District 4) Won $1,573,136
2006 U.S. House (Iowa, District 4) Won $1,131,896
2004 U.S. House (Iowa, District 4) Won $1,074,673
2002 U.S. House (Iowa, District 4) Won $1,461,019
2000 U.S. House (Iowa, District 5) Won $489,182
Grand Total Raised $10,467,938


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Latham's reports.[50]

Tom Latham (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[51]April 15, 2013$117,560.55$308,771.34$(141,983.69)$284,348.2
July Quarterly[52]July 15, 2013$284,348.20$255,322.71$(46,665.61)$493,005.30
October Quarterly[53]October 13, 2013$493,005.16$438,747.61$(60,253.83)$871,498.94
Year-end[54]January 31, 2014$871,499$127,581$(144,341)$854,739
April Quarterly[55]April 15, 2014$854,739$0$(274,045)$580,694
July QuarterlyJuly 15, 2014$580,694$2,926$(49,019)$534,807
Running totals
$1,133,348.66$(716,308.13)

2012

Latham won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Latham's campaign committee raised a total of $3,408,821 and spent $3,882,303.[56] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[57]

Cost per vote

Latham spent $19.22 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Latham won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Latham's campaign committee raised a total of $1,329,211 and spent $806,642.[58]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Latham's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,821,724 and $8,656,715. That averages to $5,739,219.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Latham ranked as the 65th most wealthy representative in 2012.[59] Between 2004 and 2012, Latham's calculated net worth[60] increased by an average of 9 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[61]

Tom Latham Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$3,267,682
2012$5,739,219
Growth from 2004 to 2012:76%
Average annual growth:9%[62]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[63]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Latham received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Leadership PACs industry.

From 1993-2014, 22.24 percent of Latham's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[64]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Tom Latham Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $13,194,470
Total Spent $12,042,116
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$975,855
Agricultural Services/Products$613,716
Health Professionals$491,661
Electric Utilities$431,673
Securities & Investment$421,500
% total in top industry7.4%
% total in top two industries12.05%
% total in top five industries22.24%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Latham is a "rank-and-file Republican," as of July 30, 2014. This was the same rating Latham received in June 2013.[65]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[66]

Latham most often votes with:

Latham least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Latham missed 121 of 13,413 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.9 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[67]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Latham paid his congressional staff a total of $810,563 in 2011. He ranked 55th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 62nd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Iowa ranked 16th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[68]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Latham ranked 201st in the conservative rankings in 2013.[69]

2012

Latham ranked 134th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[70]

2011

Latham ranked 164th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[71]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Latham voted with the Republican Party 93.0 percent of the time, which ranked 161st among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[72]

2013

Latham voted with the Republican Party 95.4 percent of the time, which ranked 151st among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[73]

Personal

Latham and his wife have three grown children and four grandchildren.[74]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Leonard Boswell
U.S. House of Representatives - Iowa District 3
2013-Present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Greg Ganske
U.S. House of Representatives - Iowa District 4
2003–2013
Succeeded by
Steve King
Preceded by
Fred Grandy
U.S. House of Representatives - Iowa District 5
1995–2003
Succeeded by
Steve King