Mariannette (Mariannette) Miller-Meeks (R-USH01)
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Representative
Room 1034 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1501

Residence: Ottumwa, IA
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Curt Meeks   DOB: 9/6/1955
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Health
ChairmanConservative Climate Caucus
Co-ChairPublic Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Pandemic Preparedness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biodefense Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
MemberHouse Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic
Vice ChairFor Country Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Bus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Denmark
FC MemberMaternity Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Czech Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberHouse Energy Action Team (HEAT)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Critical Materials Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Telehealth Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberAppalachian Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials
FC MemberSuburban Caucus
FC MemberHouse Abraham Accords Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 5G Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberGOP Doctors Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Canadian Economy and Security Caucus (ACES)
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberRepublican Governance Group (Tuesday Group)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Allamakee / Benton / Black Hawk / Bremer / Buchanan / Clayton / Delaware / Dubuque / Fayette / Howard / Iowa / Jackson / Jones / Linn / Marshall / Mitchell / Poweshiek / Tama / Winneshiek / Worth

Bio

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.

Mariannette is a member the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where she sits on the Subcommittee on Health and the Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Minerals, as well as the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where she serves as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Health.