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Rep. Cynthia Axne

Representative for Iowa’s 3rd District

pronounced SIN-thee-uh // AKS-nee


Axne is the representative for Iowa’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Axne is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Photo of Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Axne.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Axne is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Axne has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% Human Rights Campaign: 97% League of Conservation Voters: 93% The Club for Growth: 16%

Committee Membership

Cynthia Axne sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Axne was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Axne sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (21%) Health (21%) Taxation (20%) Housing and Community Development (16%) Agriculture and Food (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Government Operations and Politics (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Axne’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Axne voted Yea

Passed 379/51 on Oct 19, 2021.

Axne voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Axne voted Yea

Axne voted Nay

Passed 214/207 on Oct 1, 2020.

Axne voted Nay

Passed 208/199 on May 15, 2020.

Axne voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Dec 2021, Axne missed 18 of 1,355 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: