Des Moines Register: 'Unacceptable': Rep. Cindy Axne, Sen. Sherrod Brown seeks answers from company raising rent 69% at Waukee mobile home park

This post was originally published on this siteIan Richardson, Des Moines Register, June 10, 2019   Residents of a Waukee mobile home park say the amount of rent increase the new owners of the Midwest Country Estates will hurt a lot of residents. Des Moines Register Rep. Cindy Axne denounced Utah-based Havenpark Capital’s plan to … Read moreDes Moines Register: 'Unacceptable': Rep. Cindy Axne, Sen. Sherrod Brown seeks answers from company raising rent 69% at Waukee mobile home park

Rep. Axne Sponsors Amendment to Stop Pay Raises for Members of Congress

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) signed onto a bipartisan amendment, introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), that would stop a Democratic-proposed pay increase for Members of Congress. This week, the House is expected to vote on a trillion dollar funding bill that would provide … Read moreRep. Axne Sponsors Amendment to Stop Pay Raises for Members of Congress

Rep. Axne Seeks Answers Regarding Rent Spikes at Iowa Mobile Home Communities

This post was originally published on this siteWaukee, IA – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee and subcommittee on Housing, requested answers regarding significant rent spikes at five manufactured housing communities (MHCs), or mobile home communities, in Iowa. In a letter sent to Havenpark Capital, a Utah-based … Read moreRep. Axne Seeks Answers Regarding Rent Spikes at Iowa Mobile Home Communities

President Signs Bipartisan Disaster Bill into Law with Funding for Iowa

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, President Trump signed into law the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. Rep. Axne has fought tirelessly to include $3 billion in funding for Iowa and … Read morePresident Signs Bipartisan Disaster Bill into Law with Funding for Iowa

Radio Iowa: Axne says ‘Clean Up Congress Act’ includes lifetime lobbying ban for lawmakers

This post was originally published on this siteO. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, June 6, 2019. Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne is pushing for a lifetime ban on members of congress becoming lobbyists after they leave the U.S. House or Senate. Axne said over the last several years there’s been a “massive” increase in the number of … Read moreRadio Iowa: Axne says ‘Clean Up Congress Act’ includes lifetime lobbying ban for lawmakers

Rep. Axne Announces Over $12.3 Million in Federal Funding for Local Airports

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced today that seven airports in Iowa’s Third Congressional District are the recipients of over $12.3 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program. Ankeny Regional, Creston Municipal, Greenfield Municipal, Red Oak Municipal, … Read moreRep. Axne Announces Over $12.3 Million in Federal Funding for Local Airports

Rep. Axne Introduces Ethics Reform Package to End Corruption in Washington

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced an ethics reform package to end corruption in Washington and hold politicians accountable. Rep. Axne’s Clean Up Congress Act will ensure that elected officials are working for their constituents, not for themselves or special interests.   The Clean Up Congress Act … Read moreRep. Axne Introduces Ethics Reform Package to End Corruption in Washington

Rep. Axne Introduces Ethics Reform Package to Restore Public Trust in Congress

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced an ethics reform package to restore public trust in Congress and ensure that elected officials in Washington are working for their constituents, not for special interests. The Clean Up Congress Act would 1) prevent member pay raises until Congress … Read moreRep. Axne Introduces Ethics Reform Package to Restore Public Trust in Congress

Axne Applauds Final Passage of Disaster Aid Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised final House passage of the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. The legislation now heads to the President’s desk for … Read moreAxne Applauds Final Passage of Disaster Aid Bill

Axne on Proposed Mexico Tariffs

This post was originally published on this siteDes Moines, IA – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on President Trump’s proposed tariffs on Mexico beginning June 10th to curb unauthorized migrant crossings at the border: “I strongly encourage the President not to follow through on the threat to escalate tariffs with … Read moreAxne on Proposed Mexico Tariffs

Rep. Axne on Stalled Disaster Aid Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement after a House Republican blocked final passage of the bipartisan disaster supplemental funding bill that would provide much-needed aid to Iowa communities hit by devastating flooding in March: “I am beyond fed up. This is wrong. … Read moreRep. Axne on Stalled Disaster Aid Bill

Axne Applauds Senate Passage of Disaster Supplemental Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised Senate passage of the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. The legislation now heads back to House for final passage … Read moreAxne Applauds Senate Passage of Disaster Supplemental Bill

Axne Applauds House Passage of Bill to Lower Taxes on Gold Star Families

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded House passage of bipartisan legislation to provide tax relief to the surviving spouses and children of fallen service members. The bipartisan Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act (H.R. 2481) corrects a consequence of the tax bill that passed last … Read moreAxne Applauds House Passage of Bill to Lower Taxes on Gold Star Families

Rep. Axne Requests Treasury Dept Data on Consumer Cost of Tariffs

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Following Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s testimony at yesterday’s House Financial Services Committee hearing, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a letter requesting the Treasury Department provide Congress with data regarding the Administration’s claim that Chinese tariffs will not … Read moreRep. Axne Requests Treasury Dept Data on Consumer Cost of Tariffs

Rep. Axne Grills Mnuchin on the Consumer Cost of Tariffs

This post was originally published on this site WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), questioned U.S. Secretary of the Department of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin about the impact the Administration’s tariffs on China are having on everyday Iowa families at a House Financial Services Committee hearing. A link to download broadcast quality video of … Read moreRep. Axne Grills Mnuchin on the Consumer Cost of Tariffs

Axne Applauds House Passage of Bill to Protect Iowans from Predatory Lending

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed the Consumers First Act which would better protect vulnerable Iowans, including students and active duty military, from predatory lending practices. The Consumers First Act, legislation Rep. Axne co-sponsored on March 6, would direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to re-establish … Read moreAxne Applauds House Passage of Bill to Protect Iowans from Predatory Lending

Rep. Axne Announces Support for Bipartisan Bills to Lower Health Care Costs

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force, signed onto two bipartisan bills to lower the cost of health care premiums and save Iowa jobs. The so-called ‘Cadillac Tax’ and the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) were … Read moreRep. Axne Announces Support for Bipartisan Bills to Lower Health Care Costs

Rep. Axne Supports Legislation to Lower Taxes for Gold Star Families

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) signed onto legislation to provide tax relief to the surviving spouses and children of fallen service members. The bipartisan Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act (H.R. 2481) seeks to fix a consequence of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that … Read moreRep. Axne Supports Legislation to Lower Taxes for Gold Star Families

Rep. Axne Applauds House Passage of the Bipartisan Equality Act

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R. 5, the bipartisan Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law.  The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, … Read moreRep. Axne Applauds House Passage of the Bipartisan Equality Act

Rep. Axne Demands Answers Following Veteran Death

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Following reports of the untimely death of a veteran who had been receiving care at the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Des Moines Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provide information on policies and procedures … Read moreRep. Axne Demands Answers Following Veteran Death

Rep. Axne Demands Answers Following Veteran Death

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Following reports of the untimely death of a veteran who had been receiving care at the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Des Moines Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provide information on policies and procedures at … Read moreRep. Axne Demands Answers Following Veteran Death

Rep. Axne Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON –  Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, a major piece of legislation that addresses two top concerns of Iowans – lowering prescription drug prices and defending vital protections for people with pre-existing … Read moreRep. Axne Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Rep. Axne on News that the EPA Lied to Congress

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) responded to the news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lied to Congress about the origins of increased approval rates for Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) for oil refineries. According to reports, the decision to increase exemptions from the Renewable Fuel … Read moreRep. Axne on News that the EPA Lied to Congress

Axne Joins Grassley in Effort to Help Struggling

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Amid growing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) today signed onto the bipartisan Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, legislation that would provide a lifeline to Iowa farmers navigating a downturn in the farm economy. The legislation will help Iowa farmers … Read moreAxne Joins Grassley in Effort to Help Struggling

Rep. Axne Appointed to Rural Broadband Task Force

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) was appointed to sit on the newly launched House Rural Broadband Task Force to provide coordination and leadership to end the rural-digital divide. The Task Force will work to advance solutions to ensure all Americans have access to high-speed internet … Read moreRep. Axne Appointed to Rural Broadband Task Force

House Passes Axne-Amended Disaster Supplemental Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully amended the disaster supplemental bill to increase funding for crucial programs vital to Iowa recovery efforts. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved two Axne amendments that increase funding for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program by $300 million and … Read moreHouse Passes Axne-Amended Disaster Supplemental Bill

Axne Applauds House Passage of Bill to Protect Iowans with Pre-Existing Conditions

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne applauded House passage of H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019. This legislation prevents insurance companies from skirting consumer protections covered by the Affordable Care Act. “Forcing Iowans with pre-existing conditions to choose between unaffordable coverage or … Read moreAxne Applauds House Passage of Bill to Protect Iowans with Pre-Existing Conditions

Rep. Axne's Rural Entrepreneurs Bill One Step Closer to House Passage

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON –  Today, during National Small Business Week, Rep. Axne applauded unanimous committee passage of her bipartisan legislation she introduced to support rural entrepreneurs. The House Financial Services Committee today unanimously voted to advance the Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act to the full House … Read moreRep. Axne's Rural Entrepreneurs Bill One Step Closer to House Passage

Rep. Axne Announces Winner of IA03 Congressional Art Competition

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that a charcoal drawing entitled “An Opportunity” was selected to represent Iowa’s Third Congressional District in the 2019 Congressional Art Contest. The drawing was created by Wyatt Bailey, a junior at Bondurant-Farrar High School in Bondurant, Iowa. Congresswoman Axne … Read moreRep. Axne Announces Winner of IA03 Congressional Art Competition

Reps. Axne, Smith Lead Bipartisan Effort to Stop EPA's Abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) led a bipartisan group of 35 Representatives in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop issuing Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) for large or unqualified refiners under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program. In a letter … Read moreReps. Axne, Smith Lead Bipartisan Effort to Stop EPA's Abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions

Rep. Axne Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Rural Entrepreneurs

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, and a bipartisan group of House colleagues introduced legislation to help rural entrepreneurs and small business owners access capital. The Expanding Access to Rural Job Creators Act would require the Office of … Read moreRep. Axne Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Rural Entrepreneurs

Rep. Axne Introduces Amendment to Support Renewable Fuel and Energy Industries

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced an amendment to H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, to extend tax credits for Iowa’s biodiesel, second generation biofuels and wind power industries. The Climate Action Now Act, which Rep. Axne has co-sponsored, would direct the President to develop … Read moreRep. Axne Introduces Amendment to Support Renewable Fuel and Energy Industries

Axne on Verizon Bringing 5G to Des Moines

This post was originally published on this siteDes Moines – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on Verizon’s announcement that Des Moines will be one of their next 5G cities. Verizon chose 20 cities across the country to deploy 5G, the next generation of broadband connection. “As a small business owner, … Read moreAxne on Verizon Bringing 5G to Des Moines

Axne to Sit on Governor Reynolds' Flood Advisory Board

This post was originally published on this siteDes Moines, IA – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement upon being appointed to Governor Reynolds’ bipartisan Flood Recovery Advisory Board: “I look forward to serving on Governor Reynolds’ bipartisan Flood Recovery Advisory Board to help effectively coordinate federal and state resources for communities … Read moreAxne to Sit on Governor Reynolds' Flood Advisory Board

Rep. Axne on the Retirement of Congressman Loebsack

This post was originally published on this siteDES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Dave Loebsack who announced today he would leave Congress at the end of this term: “Congressman Loebsack has been a true champion for all Iowans during his seven terms in office. … Read moreRep. Axne on the Retirement of Congressman Loebsack

Following Rep. Axne Request, USDA Authorizes Emergency Relief Program in Iowa

This post was originally published on this siteDES MOINES – Following Rep. Axne’s request to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Perdue, the USDA announced it has authorized emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres in Iowa through May 14, 2019. The authorization was granted to address the impacts of the recent flooding … Read moreFollowing Rep. Axne Request, USDA Authorizes Emergency Relief Program in Iowa

Rep. Axne Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, to restore popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses. Net neutrality protects access to an open internet by prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access … Read moreRep. Axne Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

Axne Successfully Includes Iowa Funding in New House Emergency Disaster Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s request for Iowa relief funding was successfully included in the new House appropriations emergency disaster supplemental bill which was introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY). The new emergency appropriations bill includes an additional $3 billion to address urgent … Read moreAxne Successfully Includes Iowa Funding in New House Emergency Disaster Bill

Rep. Axne Introduces Legislation to Ensure Iowa is Included in Disaster Relief Funding

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation that would ensure Iowa is included in any new emergency disaster supplemental funding legislation following the Senate’s failure to move forward a $13 billion appropriations bill last week. Specifically, the bill would ensure that the Wildfire and Hurricane … Read moreRep. Axne Introduces Legislation to Ensure Iowa is Included in Disaster Relief Funding

Axne Requests Funding for Specific Recovery Programs in Iowa

This post was originally published on this site  WASHINGTON – Following a request to House and Senate leadership to immediately pass a disaster supplemental appropriations bill, Rep. Axne called for funding for specific federal relief programs for Iowa. In a letter sent today to House appropriators, Rep. Axne identified specific programs to help Iowa recover … Read moreAxne Requests Funding for Specific Recovery Programs in Iowa

Rep. Axne Urges Congressional Leadership to Immediately Act on Disaster Funding

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House and Senate leadership to immediately pass a disaster relief bill that fully funds recovery programs for all affected areas, including Iowa. In a letter sent to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker Nancy … Read moreRep. Axne Urges Congressional Leadership to Immediately Act on Disaster Funding

Des Moines Register: Cindy Axne: I'm holding Washington accountable for vital disaster aid for Iowans

This post was originally published on this siteDes Moines Register, Cindy Axne, April 5, 2019 I have never been more proud to call myself an Iowan than after seeing how our communities have come together to help one another recover from this devastating flood. In southwest Iowa, farmers have sent semis of hay, businesses have donated … Read moreDes Moines Register: Cindy Axne: I'm holding Washington accountable for vital disaster aid for Iowans

House Passes VAWA with Axne Amendment

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which included the Axne STOP grant amendment. The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which Rep. Axne co-sponsored on March 7, will support key provisions of … Read moreHouse Passes VAWA with Axne Amendment

Axne Successfully Amends the Violence Against Women Act

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully amended the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to include a provision to increase grant funding for local law enforcement, state agencies and community organizations to better combat and prosecute violence against women. The Axne amendment increases … Read moreAxne Successfully Amends the Violence Against Women Act

Raccoon Valley Radio: Axne Requests Flood Recovery Programs for Farmers, Plans Second Tour of Impacted Areas

This post was originally published on this siteRaccoon Valley Radio, Sam McIntosh, April 4, 2019 While Iowans recover from March’s flooding, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to authorize emergency relief programs to assist farmers impacted. President Trump’s disaster declaration allowed for the USDA to authorize specific recovery programs, … Read moreRaccoon Valley Radio: Axne Requests Flood Recovery Programs for Farmers, Plans Second Tour of Impacted Areas

Rep. Axne Introduces Biofuel Tax Credit Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation to make the second generation biofuel producer tax credit permanent in order to support Iowa farmers, create jobs across the state and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This legislation will incentivize investment in the development of advanced biofuel … Read moreRep. Axne Introduces Biofuel Tax Credit Bill

Axne Amendment to Violence Against Women Act Moves Forward

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s amendment to the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) advanced out of the Rules Committee to the full House for approval. The Axne amendment would increase STOP grant funding for local law enforcement agencies and community organizations to … Read moreAxne Amendment to Violence Against Women Act Moves Forward

Rep. Axne Announces the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the first day to submit artwork for the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition. Each Spring, the Congressional Art Institute sponsors the Artistic Discovery Contest to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation. High school students throughout … Read moreRep. Axne Announces the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition