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Demonstrators gather outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on May 2, 2022.

Jun 24, 2022
Press
Statement from Rep. Newman on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe V. Wade

WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, U.S. Representative Marie Newman (IL-03) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  “The Supreme Court’s radical decision to overthrow decades of the legally protected right to an abortion in the United States is barbaric, cruel and a harrowing blow to gender equality. When you […]


News & Announcements


Rep. Newman Secures Over $15.9 Million in Funding to Invest in Mental Health Care Services, Community Programming and Transportation Initiatives on the Southwest Side and Suburbs

Funding would provide monumental investments for community organizations and local municipalities across Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District    CHICAGO, IL – As part of this year’s community project funding from the House Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Representative Marie Newman (D-IL-03) announced today that she has secured more than $15.9 million in federal funding to invest in crucial community and […]



Jun 22, 2022
Press

Rep. Newman Secures Over $7.5 Million in Federal Funding to Upgrade Water Infrastructure to Address Flooding Concerns

Funding would provide historic investments in water infrastructure to help local governments reduce the burden of flooding across the Southwest suburbs   CHICAGO, IL – As part of this year’s community project funding from the House Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Representative Marie Newman (D-IL-03) announced today that she has secured more than $7.5 million in federal funding […]



Jun 9, 2022
Press

House Passes Two of Rep. Newman’s Bipartisan Bills to Support Small Businesses and Strengthen Trades Programming

House of Representatives passed Rep. Newman’s Supporting Small Business and Career and Technical Education Act and the HUBZone Price Evaluation Preference Clarification Act  WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills introduced by U.S. Representative Marie Newman as part of an effort to support small businesses and strengthen trades programming across […]


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Issues

Transit & Infrastructure


“For far too long, our nation has put modernizing our infrastructure and transportation systems on the back burner, resulting in incomplete infrastructure projects, broken roads, eliminated bus routes, and transportation deserts in far too many communities across the country. By investing in the green infrastructure of the future, we can not only create good-paying union jobs but also ensure our transportation becomes more accessible, affordable and equitable for all Americans.” – Congresswoman Marie Newman  Illinois’ 3rd District is home to Midway International Airport, thousands of acres of intermodal rail yard and warehousing and critical ground transportation and rail arteries that carry millions of pounds of freight and hundreds of thousands of commuters each day. As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Congresswoman Newman has put strengthening local transportation at top of her legislative priority in the 117th Congress. To ensure issues pertaining to all modes of transportation in all neighborhoods are being addressed, Congresswoman Newman has committed to regularly convening meetings between transportation executives in Chicagoland and members of federal, state, county and local government – a first in the history of Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District. In July 2021, Congresswoman Newman made history by welcoming U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District to tour local transit systems and projects that would benefit from President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Delivering for the District Congresswoman Newman has advanced funding for numerous transportation projects across the district to reduce commute times and modernize the infrastructure of Chicago’s Southwest Side and Southwest suburbs. Projects her office has advanced funding for include: Rail Underpass on Archer Avenue: Our office worked with community partners to secure $19 million to build a rail underpass on Archer Avenue. This will reduce road-rail conflicts, first responder delays and traffic congestion on Chicago’s Southwest Side. Hickory Hills Water Infrastructure: This $640,000 in federal funding for the City of Hickory Hills would be used to update 20,000 linear feet of sanitary sewers in a low-income portion of the city, reducing basement backups and sanitary sewer overflows. Lewis University Airport Safety Enhancements: A total of $680,000 in federal funding would go towards the Joliet Regional Port District to build necessary airport safety fencing at the Lewis University Airport. Action in Congress: Congresswoman Newman introduced the All Stations Accessibility Program (ASAP) Act to ensure all transit and commuter rail systems are fully accessible and ADA compliant to support riders with disabilities. The ASAP Act was included in the INVEST in America Act that passed the House on July 1, 2021. In June 2021, Congresswoman Newman’s Rail Center for Excellence amendment was included in the INVEST in America Act. Under the amendment, the U.S. Department of Transportation would establish a Rail Research and Development Center of Excellence that would conduct critical research and development to improve the safety, efficiency, and reliability of passenger and freight rail transportation. In June 2021, Congresswoman Newman announced that her office has secured inclusion of six transportation projects, totaling more than $17.8 million in federal funding support, in the INVEST in America Act, this year’s House surface transportation reauthorization bill. These six projects include: Midway Bus Terminal Electrification Concept – This project would fund a concept design and engineering efforts for the future electrification of the Midway Bus Terminal located at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. I-294 103rd Street Interchange – This funding is designated for the construction of a new I-294 interchange at 103rd Street, which would provide more direct access to job opportunities along I-294 for residents and significantly relieve traffic for the adjacent, highly congested 95th Street interchange. Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Lockport – This $1.4 million project is designed to address multiple pedestrian safety concerns at the intersection of IL 171 (State Street) and 10th Street in Lockport, IL. Highway Expansion for 143rd Street – This project would expand 143rd Street from two and three lanes to five lanes with improved traffic signals, a multi-use path and sidewalk as well as new drainage systems. Weber Road Reconstruction – This project would improve local traffic congestion by reconstructing two miles of roadway with a six-lane divided highway of Weber Road. Oak Park Avenue Improvements – This project would dedicate a total of $520,000 to improve ADA sidewalk compliance in an effort to address safety concerns. The project would also reduce congestion by providing a local alternative to traveling on nearby congested arterial roadways.

Health Care


“Health care is a human right, period. We have an obligation to ensure that all Americans have equal access to the health care they need and deserve. That is why I am fighting in Congress to expand Medicare coverage, lower prescription drug prices and pass Medicare for All.” – Congresswoman Marie Newman The coronavirus pandemic reaffirmed this country’s dire need for high-quality, affordable, and universal health care for every American. Recognizing that health care is a right, not a privilege, Congresswoman Newman is a champion of lowering prescription drug prices and expanding Medicare coverage to address the stark disparities and inequities in America’s health care system. She has been proud to co-sponsor bills to expand Medicare coverage to include hearing, dental and vision, and to lower the Medicare eligibility age. Congresswoman Newman strongly supports establishing a Medicare for All program to ensure that every American has access to quality health care. She supports implementing Medicare for All in a methodical, practical way over time while still ensuring it is cost-effective and equitable. As your Congresswoman, she is fighting for a single payer, universal system of care that not only reduces costs for everyone but also increases the quality of care and provides Americans with the financial security, peace of mind and freedom from ever-increasing co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

Empowering Labor Unions


“For far too long, the rights of millions of American workers have been undermined and attacked in this country. If we want to rebuild our economy, we have to start by supporting the men and women who are the backbone of our economy – America’s union workers. When unions are strong – our country, our city and our communities are strong.” – Congresswoman Marie Newman Raised by a union family, Congresswoman Newman knows firsthand how labor’s fair wages, strong protections and high-quality health care can lift up a family to the middle class. However, over the past several decades, the nation’s stagnated wages, attacks on workers’ rights and rising income inequality have decimated local union membership and the rest of Illinois’ middle class. Every American family in this country deeply values the dignity of hard work and having a stable, good-paying job and historically, our unions have been the strongest road to such a life. Congresswoman Newman has been clear that to build back our economy, we need to ensure labor is strong once again and residents have a pathway to good-paying union jobs. That’s why she voted to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act — landmark legislation designed to protect workers’ rights to organize and help rebuild the middle class by improving the quality of life for workers and their families. As the most significant upgrade for workers’ collective bargaining rights in more than 80 years, the PRO Act provides new tools to protect workers from anti-union intimidation and retaliation, and establishes stronger safeguards to ensure workers can hold free and fair union elections. The passage of the PRO Act included an amendment proposed by Congresswoman Newman, which would require that all notices informing workers of their rights to organize to be posted in the languages spoken by the employees. In June 2021, Congresswoman Newman led 39 other members of Congress in a letter to President Biden urging him to issue an executive order to protect all workers who work on federal contracts from forced arbitration. The lawmakers urged President Biden to use his executive authority under the Procurement Act to further ensure these forced arbitration clauses no longer threaten the progress that has been made towards safer and fairer workplaces.

“As a former small business owner, I know that America's workers, families and small businesses are the backbone of our economy. That's why I'm fighting in Congress to cut their taxes and put money back in the pockets of our middle class."

— Rep. Newman