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Data: Quorum via Congress.gov; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) votes against her party most often, at a rate of 16.3%, compared to all other freshman members in the House and Senate, data collected by Quorum reveals.

Driving the news: The top five freshman members who voted against their party the most are all Republicans — and four of the five are House Republicans.

By the numbers: Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) leads the Senate freshmen, bucking his party 15.8% of the time.

  • Among Democrats, Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) leads in the House at 3.55% (she's No. 38 among all freshmen in Congress), and Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) leads Senate Democrats at 1.57%.

The other side: Alternatively, the following freshman members are in a four-way voting tie for voting with their party 100% of the time.

  • Rep. Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.)
  • Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.)
  • Rep. Troy Carter (D-La.), who was sworn in only earlier this month
  • Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Tex.)

What they're saying: “I’ll start voting 100% with my party when the GOP votes for conservative America First policies 100% of the time,” Greene told Axios.

  • A spokesman for Tuberville said the senator "promised to be an independent thinker and a common-sense conservative."
  • The former football coach's record shows "he’s a strong conservative who fights for the state of Alabama but isn’t here to go along just to get along.”

Worth noting: The newest members of the 117th Congress are majority Republican — 57 Republicans vs. 23 Democrats.

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Data: Quorum via Congress.gov; Table: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The top five freshman members of Congress who've missed the most votes this year are all House Republicans, according to data collected by Quorum.

By the numbers: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) led the pack, missing 16.2% of votes. Cawthorn ranks sixth overall among all members — both House and Senate — in terms of missed votes.

Georgia's Republican Lt. Gov. says he won't seek reelection

Georgia's Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) announced Monday that he will not be seeking reelection in 2022.

Why it matters: Duncan was vocal in denouncing and debunking the baseless claims of voter fraud Trump promoted during the 2020 election.

Manchin, Murkowski call for reauthorization of Voting Right Act

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Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) sent a letter this week urging to congressional leaders to advance a bipartisan reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which banned discriminatory voting practices.

Why it matters: The bipartisan letter comes as Manchin faces criticism for withholding his support for the "For the People Act," a sweeping bill that would expand ballot access.