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{{Support vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Latham voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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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
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,467,938
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sIowa State University
Associate'sCal Community College, Latimer, Iowa
Personal
BirthdayJuly 14, 1948
Place of birthHampton, Iowa
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Net worth$4,982,671
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Tom Latham campaign logo
Thomas "Tom" Latham (b. July 14, 1948, in Hampton, Iowa) 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 4 in 1994.

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.[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]

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 in 1948 in Hampton, Iowa, and raised in Alexander, Iowa. 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.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Latham serves on the following committees:[4]

  • 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[5]:

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

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Latham's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

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.[8] “Syria has not declared war on us…Why would we start escalating the crisis? I would be totally against that,” Latham said.[8]


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.[8] 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.[8]

“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 it has been justified.”[8]

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.[9]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Latham voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 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

Voted "No" 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]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "Yes" Latham voted in favor of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow 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]

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "Yes" 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

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[12] 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.[13] Latham voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[14]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally 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 funds 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.[15] 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.[16]

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.[17]

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.[17]

“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.”[17]

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "Yes" 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

Health Care Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" 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 Health Care Act

Voted "Yes" Latham voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care 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

Voted "Yes" 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]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" 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.[18]

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa's 3rd congressional district elections, 2014

Latham is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Latham is a member of the National Republican Congressional Committee's Patriot Program. The program is designed to assist vulnerable Republican incumbents heading into the 2014 election.[19]

Gov. Branstad indicates preference for Republican nominee

Gov. Terry Branstad spoke of his preference for Latham to be the Republican nominee for Iowa's Senate seat.[20] Branstad said he believes Latham would be more electable statewide than fellow Rep. Steve King, who is also considering a run for the seat opened up by Harkin's retirement.[20]

Branstad also made it clear that he expects the two candidates to decide who will be running for the seat without a primary battle. “We’re not going to have a primary, and I’m going to support both of my congressmen. I just think that Latham would be the strongest candidate for the Senate at this time, and I feel confident that he would be a great vote-getter in our state.”[20]

Despite his preference for the strongest Republican nominee, Branstad has praised both candidates. He even suggested that he might support Steve King if Sen. Chuck Grassley (R) retires in 2016 and he makes a run for his seat.[20]

Branstad summed up the situation, stating “I’ve encouraged them to talk to each other, make the decision, but I would hope that and someday I’d love to see them both in the U.S. Senate, but I think Tom Latham would be the most experienced and the strongest candidate at this time.”[20]

Latham announces he will not run

Less than a week following Gov. Terry Branstad's announcement that he would prefer Latham as the Republican nominee, he announced he would be not be running in 2014.[2]

On February 27, Latham sent an email to his supporters announcing that he would not be running for the Iowa Senate seat.[2]

In the message he stated, "However, only 56 days ago I took an oath to 'faithfully discharge the duties' of an office with which the people of Iowa's Third Congressional District entrusted to me. I cannot in good conscience launch a two-year statewide campaign that will detract from the commitment I made to the people who elected me, at a time when our nation desperately needs less campaigning and more leadership."[2]

His decision not to run, many argue, could hurt Republicans' chances of winning the open seat.[2] His place within the party, association with United States Speaker of the House John Boehner, and early poll indications all pointed to him as a formidable nominee for the Republican party.[2]

2012

See also: Iowa's 3rd congressional district elections, 2012

Latham ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Iowa's 3rd District. Latham won the nomination on the Republican ticket.[21][22] 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.[23]

Tom Latham is an eight-term incumbent facing Leonard Boswell, a nine-term incumbent, in the general election on Nov. 6 2012.[24] This race was declared competitive in the New York Times race ratings in July 2012.[25]

Targeted

Latham has been targeted by the Super PAC House Majority PAC.[26] The Democratic-allied PAC has spent about $400,000 on defeating Latham, primarily through TV ads.[27][28]


"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'"

Full history


Campaign donors

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.[38]

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

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.[39]

Tom Latham (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[40]April 15, 2013$117,560.55$308,771.34$(141,983.69)$284,348.2
July Quarterly[41]July 15, 2013$284,348.20$255,322.71$(46,665.61)$493,005.30
October Quarterly[42]October 13, 2013$493,005.16$438,747.61$(60,253.83)$871,498.94
Year-end[43]January 31, 2014$871,499$127,581$(144,341)$854,739
April Quarterly[44]April 15, 2014$854,739$0$(274,045)$580,694
Running totals
$1,130,422.66$(667,289.13)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Latham's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

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.[45] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[46]

Cost per vote

Latham spent $19.22 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Latham's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[47]

U.S. House of Representatives, Iowa's 4th Congressional District, 2010 - Tom Latham Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,329,211
Total Spent $806,642
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $140,069
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $139,978
Top contributors to Tom Latham's campaign committee
Berkshire Hathaway$18,800
Kum & Go$12,850
Altria Group$10,000
American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons$10,000
American Bankers Assn$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Agricultural Services/Products$82,075
Health Professionals$73,300
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$49,250
Food Processing & Sales$40,535
Insurance$40,450

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 June 18, 2013.[48]

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.[49]

Latham most often votes with:

Latham least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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

According to the website GovTrack, Latham missed 112 of 12,398 roll call votes from Jan 1995 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 0.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[50]

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.[51]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Yoho's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $2,315,175 and $7,650,167. That averages to $4,982,671, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth decreased by 0.85% from 2010.[52]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Latham's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,297,428 and $7,753,415. That averages to $5,025,421.50, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[53]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Latham ranked 134th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[54]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Latham ranked 164th in the conservative rankings.[55]

Voting with party

2013

Tom Latham voted with the Republican Party 95.4% of the time, which ranked 151st among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[56]

Recent news

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Personal

Latham and his wife have three grown children and four grandchildren.[57]

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 The Hill "Rep. Latham won't run for Senate" Accessed February 28, 2013
  3. Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Tom Latham" Accessed November 5, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 5, 2011
  6. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Des Moines Register, "Latham opposes U.S. attack on Syria, urges congressional approval," accessed August 28, 2013
  9. The Washington Post, "Latham’s constituents confirm his Syria skepticism: ‘What’s it going to do?," accessed September 4, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Project Votesmart, "Tom Latham Key Votes," accessed October 11, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  13. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  14. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  15. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  16. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Des Moines Register, "Liberal advocacy group hits Tom Latham for ‘tea party shutdown’," accessed October 9, 2013
  18. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  19. Roll Call, "House GOP Adds 9 Vulnerable Incumbents to Patriot Program," July 21, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 Politico "Terry Branstad prefers Tom Latham for Senate race" Accessed February 25, 2013
  21. WhoTV.com "POSITIVE OUTLOOK: Boswell said he feels confident about his chances" Accessed December 16, 2011
  22. The Washington Post "Tom Latham to run in Iowa’s 3rd district" Accessed December 16, 2011
  23. Des Moines Register "Filing deadline makes official big battles in Iowa's 3rd, 4th districts" Accessed March 19, 2012
  24. NPR "It's Incumbent vs. Incumbent, and Washington is Watching"
  25. New York Times "House Race Ratings," Accessed July 25, 2012
  26. Open Secrets "House Majority PAC Independent Expenditures," Accessed May 4, 2012
  27. Bloomberg "Super-PACs Ramp Up Spending on Races Where Control of Congress Is at Stake," March 8, 2012
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  45. http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00004227&cycle=2012 Open Secrets "Tom Latham 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]
  46. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  47. Open Secrets "Bruce Braley 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 5, 2011
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  57. Official House Site "Biography," Accessed November 5, 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Leonard Boswell
U.S. House of Representatives - Iowa District 3
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Fred Grandy
U.S. House of Representatives - Iowa District 4
1995–2013
Succeeded by
Steve King