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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 2020.

Photo of Rep. Cynthia Axne [D-IA3]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jun 1, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Cynthia Axne sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Axne sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (32%) Health (32%) Housing and Community Development (16%) Taxation (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Axne voted Nay

Passed 208/199 on May 15, 2020.

Axne voted Yea

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Axne voted No

Axne voted Yea

Axne voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Axne voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to May 2020, Axne missed 17 of 816 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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: