DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, announced personnel changes to committee assignments.
The changes come as two additional members join the Iowa House Republican caucus after winning special elections this fall. State Reps. Mike Bousselot, R-Ankeny, and Jon Dunwell, R-Newton, will each be placed on four new committees.
“With two new Representatives and a 60-seat majority, Iowa House Republicans are eager to return to the Capitol and get to work on addressing the priorities of the people of Iowa,” Grassley said. “Our hardworking and talented new legislators are ready to hit the ground running and embrace these important roles to join House Republicans in our efforts to make Iowa the best place to live, work and raise a family.”
All new committee assignments are as follows:
- State Rep. Michael Bergan, R-Dorchester, will be added to the Appropriations Committee.
- Bousselot will be added to the Commerce (Vice-Chair), Labor, Economic Growth, and Administrative Rules Review Committees.
- Dunwell will be added to the Admin and regulations Subcommittee (Vice-Chair), as well as the Transportation, Environmental Protection, and Local Government Committees.
- State Rep. Tom Jeneary, R-Le Mars, will be added to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee.
- State Rep.Brent Siegrist, R-Council Bluffs, will be added to the Ways and Means Committee.
Boussselot was elected to represent Iowa House District 37 in August in a special election to fill the seat of late Representative John Landon. Dunwell was elected to represent House District 29 in October in a special election to fill the seat of retired Representative Wes Breckenridge.
The 2022 Legislative Session is set to begin on January 10, 2022.