Mariannette (Mariannette) Miller-Meeks (R-02)

US Representative Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Mariannette (Mariannette) Miller-Meeks (R-02)
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Capitol: 202.225.6576
FAX: 202.226.0757
District: 563.232.0930
Room 1716 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1502
201 West Second Street
Davenport, IA 52801
Residence:Ottumwa, IA

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Public Education Caucus
Co-ChairPublic Schools Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Pandemic Preparedness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biodefense Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security
FC MemberCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
FC MemberAppalachian Caucus
MemberHouse Select Investigative Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberSuburban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Telehealth Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Denmark
MemberHouse Committee on Homeland Security
FC MemberFor Country Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberGOP Doctors Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Education and Labor
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


Mariannette's father was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force who was forced to take up extra work, sometimes two or three jobs, to support their family. Her mother, who did not have a high school education, also worked multiple jobs. Mariannette originally dreamed of becoming a teacher because she loved school and wanted to share her passion for learning with others. However, in 10th grade, she was severely burned in a kitchen fire. While at the hospital, Mariannette was treated by a physical therapist who went out of her way to make sure she got better. This woman's kindness and selflessness inspired her to become a doctor so she could help others. Mariannette was the fourth of eight children and since her parents did not have the means to pay for college, she left home at 16 and enrolled in community college. She later enlisted in the United States Army at 18, where she served for 24 years as a private, nurse, and doctor (ophthalmologist or eye diseases/surgery.) She went into private practice in Ottumwa in 1997 and she has remained there with her husband, Curt. Mariannette has two grown children, Jonathon and Taylor. In 2010, Governor Terry Branstad appointed her as the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health where she served until 2014. In 2018, the voters of Senate District 41 elected Mariannette to fight for them in the Iowa State Senate. She resigned from the state senate on January 2, 2021 to take her seat in the United States House of Representatives.

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