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Rep. Marie Newman

Former Representative for Illinois’s 3rd District

pronounced ma-REE // NEW-man

Newman was the representative for Illinois’s 3rd congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2021 to 2022.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2021, Rep. Newman was accused of promising a staff position to a potential opponent if he agreed not to run against her in the 2020 primary. In January of 2022, the House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and Newman's response.

Oct. 25, 2021 Office of Congressional Ethics recommended further review by the House Committee on Ethics
Dec. 9, 2021 House Committee on Ethics extended its review of the matter
Jan. 24, 2022 House Committee on Ethics published the Office of Congressional Ethics Report and Findings and the member's response
Photo of Rep. Marie Newman [D-IL3, 2021-2022]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Newman.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Newman is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2022 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 Newman sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 27, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Newman sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (26%) Labor and Employment (11%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Taxation (11%) Transportation and Public Works (11%) Education (11%) Armed Forces and National Security (11%) Health (11%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Newman recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Newman voted Yea

Passed 360/64 on Sep 22, 2022.

Newman voted Nay

Newman voted Nay

Passed 396/27 on Jun 14, 2022.

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Newman voted Not Voting

Newman voted Nay

Passed 387/35 on Nov 3, 2021.

Newman voted Nay

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Dec 2022, Newman missed 5 of 998 roll call votes, which is 0.5%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2022. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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

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Primary Sources

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