House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy announced committee assignments and appointed the Ranking Members of House Committees for the 2013 legislative session.

“House Democrats are committed to working together to grow our economy and the middle class.  The team we’ve assembled to lead committees will be ready to hit the ground running in January and put aside the partisanship to keep focused on jobs and other issues important to middle class families,” said McCarthy.

The list below includes the Ranking Members for the 2013 legislative session, which begins on January 14.  House Democrats returned 35 of 36 incumbents to the Iowa House earlier this month and then picked up an additional 12 seats.

Find the full list of committee assignments here.

Standing Committees, Ranking Members

  • Administration & Rules – Rep. Dan Muhlbauer
  • Agriculture – Rep. Helen Miller
  • Appropriations – Rep. Tyler Olson
  • Commerce – Rep. Chris Hall
  • Economic Growth – Rep. Roger Thomas
  • Education – Rep. Sharon Steckman
  • Environmental Protection – Rep. Chuck Isenhart
  • Ethics – Rep. Phyllis Thede
  • Government Oversight – Rep. Ruth Ann Gaines
  • Human Resources – Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell
  • International Relations – Rep. Deb Berry
  • Judiciary – Rep. Mary Wolfe
  • Labor – Rep. Bruce Hunter
  • Local Government – Representative-elect Art Staed
  • Natural Resources – Rep. Curt Hanson
  • Public Safety – Rep. Bob Kressig
  • State Government – Rep. Vicki Lensing
  • Transportation – Rep. Jim Lykam
  • Veterans Affairs – Rep. Jerry Kearns
  • Ways & Means – Rep. Jo Oldson

Appropriations Subcommittees, Ranking Members

  • Administration & Regulation – Rep. Dan Kelley
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources – Representative-elect Frank Wood
  • Economic Development – Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt
  • Education – Rep. Cindy Winckler
  • Health & Human Services – Rep. Lisa Heddens
  • Justice Systems – Rep. Todd Taylor
  • Transportation, Infrastructure, and Capitals – Rep. Dennis Cohoon

Administrative Rules Review Committee

  • Rep. Dave Jacoby
  • Rep. Rick Olson