House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown today announced committee assignments and appointed the Ranking Members of House Committees for the 2015 legislative session.

“House Democrats are ready to work together for a productive session next year. We’ve assembled a strong team to lead committees and keep the 2015 session focused on improving the lives of regular Iowans and building a strong middle class,” said Smith.

The list below includes the Ranking Members for the 2015 legislative session, which begins on January 12. The full list of committee assignments can be seen here.

STANDING COMMITTEES, RANKING MEMBERS

Administration & Rules – Rep. Marti Anderson
Agriculture – Rep. Helen Miller
Appropriations – Rep. Chris Hall
Commerce – Rep. Jo Oldson
Economic Growth – Rep. Nancy Dunkel
Education – Rep. Patti Ruff
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 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. Dave Jacoby

APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEES, RANKING MEMBERS

Administration & Regulation – Rep. Dan Kelley
Agriculture & Natural Resources – Rep. Scott Ourth
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. Rick Olson
Rep. Lisa Heddens

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