Rep. Axne Votes to Lower Prescription Drugs Price for Iowa Seniors and Families, Adds Amendment to Cut Red Tape

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted for passage of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a measure that will lower prescription drug prices and improve the quality of health care for Iowa seniors and families. Prior to passage of the final bill, the House voted unanimously to add Rep. Axne’s … Read moreRep. Axne Votes to Lower Prescription Drugs Price for Iowa Seniors and Families, Adds Amendment to Cut Red Tape

Iowa Reps Call on Administration to Uphold Integrity of RFS

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03), Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02), and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) sent a letter to Russell Vought, the Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), as well as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and President Trump, about the EPA’s October supplemental proposed rule regarding … Read moreIowa Reps Call on Administration to Uphold Integrity of RFS

Opioid Detection, Prevention Bills Pass the House

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to improve detection and safe handling of opioids that will help ensure police officers, customs officials, and other Homeland Security safety personal are better protected from exposure while working to prevent the influx of opioids entering the United States.  The House passed H.R. 4761, … Read moreOpioid Detection, Prevention Bills Pass the House

Rep. Axne Praises Deal on the USMCA

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement today after Speaker Pelosi’s announcement on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). “I am pleased that the USMCA is ready,” Rep. Axne said. “I have long been an advocate for getting this agreement done so our farmers and manufacturers can have certainty in our … Read moreRep. Axne Praises Deal on the USMCA

Axne Urges Action on USMCA

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer urging action on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The agreement is in the final stages of negotiations between Congressional leadership and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizier. With only 9 legislative days remaining before the end … Read moreAxne Urges Action on USMCA

Axne Votes for Tougher Penalties for Robocallers and Scammers

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the TRACED Act, legislation to stop illegal and unwanted robocalls. The TRACED Act takes much-needed steps to protect Iowans from scam calls and works to reduce the daily onslaught of robocalls. This legislation would: (1) … Read moreAxne Votes for Tougher Penalties for Robocallers and Scammers

Axne Advocates for End of Year Tax Breaks

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer, and Ways & Means Chairman Neal urging action on critical tax policies that are important to Iowans before year end. Axne called on leadership to address the biodiesel tax credit, wind and solar investment tax credits,  and the upcoming … Read moreAxne Advocates for End of Year Tax Breaks

Axne Offers Support for Families Serving Overseas

Des Moines, IA – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to the Commanding General of TRANSCOM and the Director General of the Foreign Service to offer her assistance in ensuring that those serving overseas are able to bring their family pets home.  Due to height, weight, distance, and breed restrictions on commercial flights, … Read moreAxne Offers Support for Families Serving Overseas

Axne Votes to Protect Doctors, Nurses, and Other Vital Health Care and Social Service Workers

Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority of Republicans and Democrats to pass H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. Health care and social service workers – including nurses, doctors, social workers, emergency responders, and other types of caregivers – experience disproportionately high … Read moreAxne Votes to Protect Doctors, Nurses, and Other Vital Health Care and Social Service Workers

Axne questions HHS over pediatric chemo drug shortage

KMA Land, Ryan Matheny, November 21, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) — Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne is joining colleagues on both sides of the aisle in demanding answers following a nationwide shortage of a critical pediatric cancer drug. Axne, along with 11 other members of Congress, have sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex … Read moreAxne questions HHS over pediatric chemo drug shortage

Axne Seeks Answers on Pediatric Cancer Drug Shortage in Bipartisan Letter

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led a bipartisan letter with Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting information on shortage of vincristine, a vital pediatric cancer drug. The letter, joined by 10 of their colleagues, highlights the critical importance of vincristine in treatments for children … Read moreAxne Seeks Answers on Pediatric Cancer Drug Shortage in Bipartisan Letter

KMA: Axne Disaster Recovery Reform Bill passes U.S. House

KMA Land, Ryan Matheny, November 20, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) — Legislation aimed at getting disaster aid to Iowa flood victims more efficiently has passed the U.S. House. On Monday, the House passed the Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019 by a 290-to-118 vote. The bill — which is co-sponsored by Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne — passed … Read moreKMA: Axne Disaster Recovery Reform Bill passes U.S. House

Rep Axne Sounds Alarm on Rising Farm Debt

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Axne (IA-03), member of the House Agriculture Committee, questioned Chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), Glen Smith, on the rising amount of farm debt and farmers turning to alternative lenders who charge far higher interest rates at Tuesday’s Committee hearing. “I have serious concerns about the level of … Read moreRep Axne Sounds Alarm on Rising Farm Debt

House Unanimously Passes Axne-Sponsored Disaster Recovery Reform Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Reforming Disaster Recovery Act to modernize federal disaster recovery programs in order to improve government services while saving taxpayer dollars. This legislation, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), would ensure funds appropriated by Congress are delivered to disaster victims in a timely manner … Read moreHouse Unanimously Passes Axne-Sponsored Disaster Recovery Reform Bill

Axne Sends Letter on Iowa Propane Shortage

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, joined House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sending a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee. The letter calls attention to the situation farmers and rural residents are facing in light of the … Read moreAxne Sends Letter on Iowa Propane Shortage

Axne Focuses on What Matters for Iowa

Washington – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) addressed the House of Representatives, calling for action to lower the cost of prescription drugs. “Big pharmaceutical companies have raised the most commonly used drugs by 100 percent. I am talking about every day, basic prescription drugs like insulin for diabetes or Advair for asthma,” Rep. Axne said, … Read moreAxne Focuses on What Matters for Iowa

Axne Works to Advance Legislation that Helps Small Businesses and Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced introduction of legislation that will give small and mid-sized businesses a tax credit for workers training.  “Today’s fast-paced economy requires regular training to elevate and maintain Americans’ competitive skills so they don’t fall behind,” said Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA). “I know that when companies invest in … Read moreAxne Works to Advance Legislation that Helps Small Businesses and Workers

Axne Works to Advance Legislation that Helps Small Businesses and Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced introduction of legislation that will give small and mid-sized businesses a tax credit for workers training.  “Today’s fast-paced economy requires regular training to elevate and maintain Americans’ competitive skills so they don’t fall behind,” said Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-IA). “I know that when companies invest in … Read moreAxne Works to Advance Legislation that Helps Small Businesses and Workers

House Honors Veterans, Passes Axne-Led Legislation

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the bipartisan GI Planning Act which passed 408-0. Rep. Axne, along with 15 Republicans and Democrats, sponsored this legislation to provide new military recruits a 6-month window to choose their GI educational benefits plan.  The GI Bill Planning Act would give military enlistees six months – instead … Read moreHouse Honors Veterans, Passes Axne-Led Legislation

Newsletter: Supporting Our Veterans and Military Families

For regular updates on my work in Washington and information on when I’ll be in your neighborhood, sign up here for my e-newsletter.  Friends, This Monday, I spent the day with service members and their families in recognition of their sacrifices to our nation. As I’ve traveled around our district each month, I’ve heard from … Read moreNewsletter: Supporting Our Veterans and Military Families

Axne, Bipartisan House Freshmen Push Democratic Leadership to Delay Health Insurance Tax

Washington DC – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), along with 50 bipartisan new members of the House of Representatives, sent a letter regarding their concerns about the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). The tax, which is scheduled to go into effect for 2020 and 2021, would increase health insurance premiums for families, seniors, and state Medicaid … Read moreAxne, Bipartisan House Freshmen Push Democratic Leadership to Delay Health Insurance Tax

Rep. Axne Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Apprenticeship Programs

WASHINGTON – Last week, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), helped introduce the Leveraging Effective Apprenticeships to Rebuild National Skills (LEARNS) Act. The LEARNS Act would increase the number of skilled workers in the United States and strengthen registered apprenticeship programs as an effective earn-and-learn model for students, workers, and employers. “I want to see every … Read moreRep. Axne Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Apprenticeship Programs

Show Me the Money, Axne Seeks Answers from 8 Federal Agencies on Disaster Funding

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent letters to eight different Federal agencies, requesting detailed information about where Congressionally allocated disaster relief funding has been spent, and how much has gone to Iowa. She requested each agency outline how to apply for their disaster funding in their response letters, which she’ll make public … Read moreShow Me the Money, Axne Seeks Answers from 8 Federal Agencies on Disaster Funding

Axne Announces Support for H.R. 3, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced her co-sponsorship of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R.3). This bill is another piece of healthcare reform Congresswoman Axne supports to help bring high-quality affordable health care to all Iowans. The Lower Drug Costs Now Act is estimated to save the federal budget more than $345 billion … Read moreAxne Announces Support for H.R. 3, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act

Congresswoman Axne's Statement on Today's House Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cindy Axne released a statement on her vote on H. Res. 660, which establishes the procedures for the public phase of the House impeachment inquiry. “I’ve heard from Iowans across my district, and people on all sides want to get to the bottom of what happened in an open transparent process … Read moreCongresswoman Axne's Statement on Today's House Impeachment Inquiry

Rep. Axne Gives Remarks During General Debate of the CFTC

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, applauded the committee’s passage of the bipartisan Reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act. This legislation includes Rep. Axne’s Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act (WPIA), legislation that would extend whistleblower protections to more individuals who report market manipulation, fraud, or … Read moreRep. Axne Gives Remarks During General Debate of the CFTC

Rep. Axne Helps Introduce Bill to Assist New and Beginner Farmers

WASHINGTON –  Yesterday, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. Finkenauer (IA-01) and Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Farmers’ Access to Resources and Machinery (FARM) Act. The legislation builds on the success of the state-level Aggie Bond program and makes common-sense improvements that will increase beginning farmers’ access to the financing they need. Specifically, … Read moreRep. Axne Helps Introduce Bill to Assist New and Beginner Farmers

Axne Votes to Drive Down Prescription Drug Prices, Support Nurses, and Improve End of Life Care

WASHINGTON – Last night, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of three pieces of health care legislation that will work to lower the high cost of prescription drugs, reauthorize funding for the nursing programs, and improve options for end of life care. Rep. Axne voted to pass the Public Disclosure of Drug Discounts … Read moreAxne Votes to Drive Down Prescription Drug Prices, Support Nurses, and Improve End of Life Care

Paralyzed Veterans of America Endorsed Axne Disaster Recovery Act

WASHINGTON – The Paralyzed Veterans of America released a letter of support for Axne-backed Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019, calling for the House to vote for and pass this legislation. Sponsored by Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Al Green (D-TX) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), the bill passed the House Financial Services Committee in July … Read moreParalyzed Veterans of America Endorsed Axne Disaster Recovery Act

Axne Votes to Expand Veteran Treatment Court Programs to Iowa

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act (H.R. 886) on Monday. This legislation addresses the unique needs of veterans who are in the criminal justice system by proving funding to set up Veteran Treatment Courts across the country and expanding the program within the Department of Justice in … Read moreAxne Votes to Expand Veteran Treatment Court Programs to Iowa

Axne Joins the Fight to Cure Rare Diseases

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) signed onto legislation that would improve treatment, research, and diagnosis of rare diseases. The Rare Diseases Advancement, Surveillance Research, and Education (RARE) Act expands the ability of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve their research, diagnosis, … Read moreAxne Joins the Fight to Cure Rare Diseases

Rep. Axne Introduces the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Member Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act (WPIA), legislation that would extend whistleblower protections to more individuals who report market manipulation or other wrongdoing to their supervisors. “If someone sees insider trading at their company and decides to report it internally, then that individual should have … Read moreRep. Axne Introduces the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act

Rep. Axne Delivers Floor Speech Urging Colleagues to Finalize USMCA

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep Cindy Axne (IA-03) delivered a speech on the House floor urging her colleagues to work quickly to finalize the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Administration must submit the agreement before Congress for approval and Congressional leaders have been in ongoing negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Full speech … Read moreRep. Axne Delivers Floor Speech Urging Colleagues to Finalize USMCA

Axne Applauds House Passage of SHIELD Act

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded House passage of the Stopping Harmful Inference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, legislation that protects our democracy by strengthening our campaign finance laws and deterring foreign influence. Intelligence community officials have been clear that we should expect ongoing attempts by foreign adversaries to … Read moreAxne Applauds House Passage of SHIELD Act

Bipartisan House Passes Axne's Outsourcing Accountability Act

WASHINGTON – Today, a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) Outsourcing Accountability Act, legislation that would protect American workers by holding corporations accountable for outsourcing U.S. jobs overseas. The legislation, which Rep. Axne wrote, would increase transparency by requiring publicly-traded companies to disclose where employees … Read moreBipartisan House Passes Axne's Outsourcing Accountability Act