Rep. Axne on News that POTUS Approved EPA Biofuel Waivers

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne released the following statement on the news, first reported by Reuters, that the President intervened and personally approved the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) biofuel waivers:  “When President Trump came to Iowa in June, he promised to support Iowa farmers, producers and rural communities. Iowans asked specifically for … Read moreRep. Axne on News that POTUS Approved EPA Biofuel Waivers

STATEMENT: Rep. Axne on the White House Decision to Delay Chinese Tariffs

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on the White House announcement that the President’s latest tariffs on China would be delayed until December 15, 2019 in order to protect consumers. The announcement comes one week after China announced they would no longer purchase U.S. agricultural products as a … Read moreSTATEMENT: Rep. Axne on the White House Decision to Delay Chinese Tariffs

Iowa Delegation Urges Social Security Administration to Address Staffing Shortages

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa’s Congressional delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), urged the Social Security Administration (SSA) to address staffing shortages in order to ensure quality service for Iowa seniors. Reps. Axne, Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) sent a letter to Social Security Administration Commissioner Andrew Saul requesting information about … Read moreIowa Delegation Urges Social Security Administration to Address Staffing Shortages

Rep. Axne on China Halting U.S. Agricultural Purchases

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the Chinese government’s announcement it would halt purchases of U.S. agricultural products, including Iowa soybeans and other Iowa-grown products, in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed new 10% tariffs on Chinese goods: “Agriculture is … Read moreRep. Axne on China Halting U.S. Agricultural Purchases

Rep. Axne Sponsors Skills Training and Career Education Package

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced she has signed onto three pieces of legislation that would expand career education for students of all ages. The School to Career Pathways Act, the START Career Pathways Act, and the Making Education Affordable & Accessible Act would provide funding for career pathways programs in … Read moreRep. Axne Sponsors Skills Training and Career Education Package

Military Service Applications

Friends,  As a Member of Congress, one of my most important responsibilities is to nominate constituents to our prestigious military academies. I am now accepting applications to nominate constituents between the ages of 17-22 to four U.S. service academies: the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant … Read moreMilitary Service Applications

Rep. Axne on the Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: “Once again, my heart breaks following two more mass shootings that have devastated communities in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. My prayers are with the families and friends of the … Read moreRep. Axne on the Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton

Rep. Axne Sponsors Legislation to Help Iowans Access Funds Quicker

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced she signed onto legislation to help Iowans access funds they deposit immediately, rather than having to wait multiple days. The Payments Modernization Act would require banks make funds from all deposits available immediately and direct the Federal Reserve to build a faster payments system to … Read moreRep. Axne Sponsors Legislation to Help Iowans Access Funds Quicker

Axne Demands Treasury Consider American Families Prior to Implementing New Tariffs

DES MOINES – Following the announcement that the Trump Administration will impose new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports starting next month, Rep. Axne today called on the Treasury Department to conduct actual research regarding the economic impact this will have on working American families. On May 23, Rep. Axne requested the Treasury Department … Read moreAxne Demands Treasury Consider American Families Prior to Implementing New Tariffs

Rep. Axne Urges FCC to Improve Data Collection to Expand Access to Rural Broadband

DES MOINES – On Rural Broadband Day, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the Rural Broadband Task Force, urged the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to improve its mapping system in order to better identify how many Iowans lack access to broadband. Tomorrow, on August 1, FCC Commissioners will meet to consider proposals to … Read moreRep. Axne Urges FCC to Improve Data Collection to Expand Access to Rural Broadband

Rep. Axne Announces $4.8 Million in Federal Funding for DSM and Guthrie Airports

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant program has awarded over $4.8 million to Des Moines International Airport and Guthrie County Regional Airport. Des Moines International received an additional $1.68 million, in addition to the $10.3 million they received in June, … Read moreRep. Axne Announces $4.8 Million in Federal Funding for DSM and Guthrie Airports

Axne Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Child Care Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports of child care violations across Iowa, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) in introducing the Child Care Protection Improvement Act to ensure that all children are placed in safe, quality early care and education settings. This bipartisan legislation would create a task force to assist states … Read moreAxne Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Child Care Protection

House Passes Axne-Sponsored Bill to Provide a Lifeline to Struggling Farmers

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), to provide a lifeline to Iowa farmers navigating a downturn in the farm economy. The Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 will help Iowa farmers struggling with debt stay in operation by making more farms eligible to file … Read moreHouse Passes Axne-Sponsored Bill to Provide a Lifeline to Struggling Farmers

Rep. Axne Joins Bipartisan Crop Insurance Caucus

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, joined the bipartisan Congressional Crop Insurance Caucus. The caucus will work with stakeholders to organize quarterly educational briefings to help Members of Congress and staff better understand the program, remain aware of current crop insurance issues and build bipartisan support … Read moreRep. Axne Joins Bipartisan Crop Insurance Caucus

House Passes Axne-Sponsored Bill to Crackdown on Robocalls

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Axne-sponsored legislation to stop illegal and unwanted robocalls. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will better protect consumers, businesses and vulnerable Iowans from the daily onslaught of robocalls. This legislation directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take regulatory action to improve call authentication, prevent robocalls, and … Read moreHouse Passes Axne-Sponsored Bill to Crackdown on Robocalls

Axne Praises House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Lower Health Care Costs

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force, praised House passage of bipartisan legislation that would permanently repeal a provision within the Affordable Care Act that would raise premium prices on Iowa families. The Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 would … Read moreAxne Praises House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Lower Health Care Costs

House Committee Advances Rep. Axne's Outsourcing Accountability Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) legislation to hold corporations accountable for outsourcing American jobs passed the House Financial Services Committee and now heads to the House floor for consider. By requiring corporations to disclose where their jobs are located, the Outsourcing Accountability Act will shed light on the prevalence of outsourcing and make … Read moreHouse Committee Advances Rep. Axne's Outsourcing Accountability Act

Axne-Sponsored Disaster Recovery Reform Bill Passes Committee

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House Financial Services Committee passage of bipartisan legislation to reform federal disaster recovery programs in order to improve government services while saving taxpayer dollars. The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Axne, would ensure funds appropriated by Congress are delivered to disaster victims in a timely … Read moreAxne-Sponsored Disaster Recovery Reform Bill Passes Committee

Axne Praises Committee Passage of Affordable Rural Housing Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, praised unanimous committee passage of legislation that will help ensure Iowans in rural communities have access to affordable rental housing options. The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Axne, will strengthen U.S. Department of … Read moreAxne Praises Committee Passage of Affordable Rural Housing Bill

Reps. Axne, Baird Urge CBP to Mitigate Threat of Swine Fever Outbreak in U.S.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Rep. James Baird (R-IN-04) urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prioritize agricultural inspections to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) among domestic swine herds. In a letter sent to Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, the Representatives called attention to the rapid spread of ASF … Read moreReps. Axne, Baird Urge CBP to Mitigate Threat of Swine Fever Outbreak in U.S.

Rep. Axne Joins Colleagues in Introducing Resolution Honoring Electrical Workers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) joined a group of colleagues, led by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA-38), to introduce a bipartisan resolution designating July 10th as Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day to honor the contributions and sacrifices made by the men and women who have helped build and power our nation by maintaining electrical … Read moreRep. Axne Joins Colleagues in Introducing Resolution Honoring Electrical Workers

KMA: Axne-sponsored rural entrepreneur bill passes House

KMA, Mike Peterson, July 10, 2019 (Washington) — Legislation spurring rural entrepreneurship passed in one portion of Congress Tuesday. By a 413-to-7 vote, the U.S. House approved the Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act. Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne was the among the bill’s sponsors. Speaking on KMA’s “Morning Line” program Wednesday morning, … Read moreKMA: Axne-sponsored rural entrepreneur bill passes House

House Passes Axne Bill to Support Rural Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON –  Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act, bipartisan legislation to support rural entrepreneurs and communities. The bipartisan Axne-led bill would ensure rural entrepreneurs and small business owners have a seat at the table as federal policymakers consider new rules that … Read moreHouse Passes Axne Bill to Support Rural Entrepreneurs

Rep. Axne on EPA's Proposed 2020 Biofuel Targets

DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA) released the following statement criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed biofuel targets for 2020, which would remain virtually the same as 2019 obligations. Each year, the EPA issues a proposal governing how much renewable fuels should be blended in our fuel supply in the … Read moreRep. Axne on EPA's Proposed 2020 Biofuel Targets

Axne Introduces Legislation to Hold Corporations Accountable for Outsourcing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Outsourcing Accountability Act, legislation that seeks to curb the practice of outsourcing American jobs by requiring publicly-traded companies to disclose in their annual report information about where employees are located by State and Country. Currently, publicly-traded companies are not required to list where their employees are … Read moreAxne Introduces Legislation to Hold Corporations Accountable for Outsourcing

Daily Nonpareil: Chamber members give Axne a cordial welcome

Tim Johnson, Daily Nonpareil, June 29, 2019 U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, told a modest-sized crowd Friday that she would “work with anyone” to serve her constituents in Iowa’s Third Congressional District. She spoke to attendees at the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Holiday Inn & Suites. Axne, who defeated former … Read moreDaily Nonpareil: Chamber members give Axne a cordial welcome

Axne, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help College Graduates Purchase Homes

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and colleagues to introduce the Transform Student Debt to Home Equity Act of 2019, legislation intended to help college graduates strapped with student loan debt purchase a home. This legislation would allow college graduates to roll federal student loan debt into a … Read moreAxne, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Help College Graduates Purchase Homes

Committee Advances Axne's Rural Hospital Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance Rep. Cindy Axne’s (D-IA-03) bipartisan legislation to provide relief to rural hospitals. The legislation, which Axne recently introduced with Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE-03), will delay enforcement of burdensome regulations that limit the ability of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and rural hospitals to … Read moreCommittee Advances Axne's Rural Hospital Relief Legislation

Reps. Axne, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Rural Hospital Relief Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Adrian Smith (R-NE-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide relief to rural hospitals by delaying enforcement of burdensome regulations that limit the ability of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), or rural hospitals, to provide quality care. The legislation postpones implementation of “direct supervision” – or the requirement that … Read moreReps. Axne, Smith Introduce Bipartisan Rural Hospital Relief Bill

Rep. Axne Most Accessible Freshman Member of Congress

WASHINGTON –  The Town Hall Project, an organization dedicated to encouraging constituent participation in the democratic process, released its’ Jan-April 2019 Congressional Accessibility Report, which highlighted that Rep. Axne held sixteen town halls, more than any other freshman Member of Congress. Since April, she has held nine additional town halls, and plans to hold another … Read moreRep. Axne Most Accessible Freshman Member of Congress

Rep. Axne Highlights Govt. Dysfunction in Disaster Aid Implementation at AG Subcommittee Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing focused on the economic hardships and extreme weather conditions farmers face, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) spoke on the need to significantly streamline processes and improve efficiency in the federal governments’ response to natural disasters in order to better serve Iowans. A link to download broadcast … Read moreRep. Axne Highlights Govt. Dysfunction in Disaster Aid Implementation at AG Subcommittee Hearing

Treasury Dept. Silent on Rep. Axne Request for Data on Consumer Cost of Tariffs

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a second letter requesting the Treasury Department provide Congress with research conducted on the consumer cost of tariffs. Rep. Axne first wrote to the Treasury Secretary on May 23, following Sec. Mnuchin’s testimony at a House Financial … Read moreTreasury Dept. Silent on Rep. Axne Request for Data on Consumer Cost of Tariffs

Rep. Axne Secures Over $50 Billion for Workforce Training and Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced House passage of over $50 billion in federal funding she requested for expanding access to college, career and technical education and early education. Rep. Axne played a key role in securing this funding by formally requesting the House Appropriations Committee include the following items in … Read moreRep. Axne Secures Over $50 Billion for Workforce Training and Education

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

Ian 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 hike rent at some Iowa mobile home … 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

WASHINGTON – 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 a $4,500 pay increase to Members of … 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

Waukee, 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 investment firm which recently purchased these five … Read moreRep. Axne Seeks Answers Regarding Rent Spikes at Iowa Mobile Home Communities

President Signs Bipartisan Disaster Bill into Law with Funding for Iowa

WASHINGTON – 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 the Midwest in disaster funding since March. … 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

O. 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 former elected officials who stay in Washington … Read moreRadio Iowa: Axne says ‘Clean Up Congress Act’ includes lifetime lobbying ban for lawmakers