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U.S. Representative Marie Newman (IL-03) announced Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2021) that she has been selected to serve on the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials as part of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I).
WASHINGTON D.C. — As the new congresswoman representing Illinois's 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C., Marie Newman has gone from sheltering in her office during an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and voting to impeach the last president to attending the historic inauguration of a new president and vice president.
Cong. Marie Newman (D-3 rd ) was on the Capitol campus, in a safe place, when the riot broke out Jan. 6, but she’ll never forget that day.
“ It was very tense,” she said in a phone interview Tuesday from Washington, D.C. “Everything was going alone fine until it was clear that the Capitol Police were out-resourced and didn’t have enough backup.”
U.S. Rep. Marie Newman, D-LaGrange, has had an eventful first week in office. A “week-year,” she called it. Newman was sworn into the House of Representatives on Sunday. On Wednesday, a mob of Trump supporters pushed their way into the Capitol, temporarily halting Congress’s certification of the Electoral College vote, and killing a Capitol police officer.
WASHINGTON — Illinois' suburban 3rd Congressional District seat is no longer the domain of the Lipinski family.
On Sunday, Marie Newman of La Grange took the oath of office to represent the 3rd District, which includes suburbs such as Oak Lawn, La Grange and Western Springs. In last March's Democratic primary, Newman ran to the left of Western Springs' Lipinski and prevailed.