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

Rep. Axne Requests USDA Authorize Disaster Recovery Programs to Help Iowa Farmers

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to authorize emergency relief programs to assist Iowa farmers impacted by the severe flood. President Trump’s disaster declaration allowed for the USDA to authorize specific recovery programs, including Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program … Read moreRep. Axne Requests USDA Authorize Disaster Recovery Programs to Help Iowa Farmers

Rep. Axne Invites DHS and USDA Secretaries to Tour Flood Damage in SW Iowa

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) invited the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accompany her on an April 6th tour of the flood damage in Southwest Iowa. As the Secretaries of two vital agencies that … Read moreRep. Axne Invites DHS and USDA Secretaries to Tour Flood Damage in SW Iowa

Iowa Democrats Call on Trump Administration to Halt Efforts to Strike Down ACA Protections

This post was originally published on this siteWashington, D.C. – Today, Iowa’s three Democratic Representatives, Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) called on the Department of Justice to drop its effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would lead to the loss of patient protections, including for those … Read moreIowa Democrats Call on Trump Administration to Halt Efforts to Strike Down ACA Protections

Des Moines Register: Rep. Cindy Axne requests more funding for federal disaster relief programs after flooding

This post was originally published on this siteRobin Opsahl, Des Moines Register, March 26, 2019 Rep. Cindy Axne said Iowa needs more federal funding to help with flood relief in a House floor speech Tuesday. The Iowa Democrat said flooding in the state has impacted rural communities, with potentially more damages to come. She displayed a … Read moreDes Moines Register: Rep. Cindy Axne requests more funding for federal disaster relief programs after flooding

Rep. Axne Requests Additional Federal Disaster Relief Funding Following Devastating Flooding

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees requesting additional disaster relief funding following the recent flooding that devastated Iowa. This increase in funding will guarantee that disaster relief programs at the Federal … Read moreRep. Axne Requests Additional Federal Disaster Relief Funding Following Devastating Flooding

Des Moines Register: At first town hall, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne embraces supporters and fields Iowans' questions

This post was originally published on this siteDes Moines Register, Luke Nozicka, March 23, 2019 Jen Steele became emotional as she spoke into the microphone.  The West Des Moines woman’s daughter was 6 when she was diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia, a genetic disorder that has left her without 18 permanent teeth. The defect not only affects the … Read moreDes Moines Register: At first town hall, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne embraces supporters and fields Iowans' questions

Rep. Axne Urges Trump to Declare a Disaster Declaration

This post was originally published on this siteDES MOINES, IA – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged President Trump to declare a major disaster declaration following the devastating flooding that hit Iowa, particularly Southwest Iowa. Rep. Axne wrote to President Trump in support of Governor Kim Reynolds’ request for an expedited emergency declaration. “The flooding, … Read moreRep. Axne Urges Trump to Declare a Disaster Declaration

RESOURCES TO HELP RECOVER FROM FLOOD DAMAGE

This post was originally published on this siteFor information on how to apply for the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant program, how to receive assistance to address disaster-related hardship, how to contact trained volunteers who can respond to the mental health needs of Iowa residents following disasters, or how to report damage, visit: https://www.iowa.gov/disaster-recovery-resources To … Read moreRESOURCES TO HELP RECOVER FROM FLOOD DAMAGE

Rep. Axne Calls on Wells Fargo to Notify Iowa Workers Displaced by Overseas Jobs

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, called on Wells Fargo to notify Iowa workers whose jobs were shipped overseas, specifically to India and the Philippines. In November 2018, Wells Fargo announced more than 400 layoffs in Des … Read moreRep. Axne Calls on Wells Fargo to Notify Iowa Workers Displaced by Overseas Jobs

Des Moines Register: Axne questions whether Wells Fargo outsourced local jobs

This post was originally published on this siteKevin Hardy, Des Moines Register March 13, 2019 While Wells Fargo blamed declining workload when it announced hundreds of local layoffs late last year, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne said the company appeared to be shipping American jobs overseas. Axne, D-Iowa, questioned Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan during his … Read moreDes Moines Register: Axne questions whether Wells Fargo outsourced local jobs

Axne Exposes Wells Fargo Outsourced Iowa Jobs Overseas at Financial Services Cmte Hearing

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) questioned Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan on recent Iowa layoffs at a U.S. House Financial Services Committee hearing. During her line of questioning, Congresswoman Axne exposed that the company has outsourced some of the 400 recent layoffs in Des Moines … Read moreAxne Exposes Wells Fargo Outsourced Iowa Jobs Overseas at Financial Services Cmte Hearing

Rep. Axne Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to End Bonuses During Corporate Bankruptcies

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) sponsored legislation to stand up for Iowa workers and consumers by ending executive bonuses during corporate bankruptcies. Congresswoman Axne joined U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Tim Burchett (TN-02) and Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) as an original cosponsor of the bipartisan No Bonuses in … Read moreRep. Axne Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to End Bonuses During Corporate Bankruptcies

Rep. Axne Announces Nearly $175,000 in Federal Funding for Iowa Dept. of Public Health

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne announced nearly $175,000 in federal funding for the Iowa Department of Public Health. The funding was awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) State Primary Care Offices Grant Program which is intended to reduce shortages of health care professionals. … Read moreRep. Axne Announces Nearly $175,000 in Federal Funding for Iowa Dept. of Public Health

Rep. Axne on House Passage of Sweeping Campaign Finance Reform Bill

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of H.R. 1. , For the People Act, an historic reform package to ensure clean and fair elections, fight back against big money in politics, and demand accountability from public officials.  “I ran for Congress because … Read moreRep. Axne on House Passage of Sweeping Campaign Finance Reform Bill