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

Axne Praises House Passage of Homeless Veterans Families Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the bipartisan Homeless Veterans Families Act, legislation to help homeless veterans with children find a safe place to live. The legislation, which Rep. Axne is a co-sponsor of, will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse organizations which house veterans for the … Read moreAxne Praises House Passage of Homeless Veterans Families Act

Axne on the EPA's Broken Promise

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on today’s Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement undermining the Administration’s October 4th promise to ‘restore integrity’ to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “This is insulting, deeply disappointing, but unfortunately, not surprising. Time and time again, this Administration comes to Iowa and pledges their support … Read moreAxne on the EPA's Broken Promise

Rep. Axne, Sen. Klobuchar Urge USDA to Conduct Economic Impact Report on EPA Biofuel

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, requesting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conduct a study on the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) abuse of biofuel waivers. In light of recent comments made … Read moreRep. Axne, Sen. Klobuchar Urge USDA to Conduct Economic Impact Report on EPA Biofuel

Axne Introduces Legislation to Protect Against African Swine Fever

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Cindy Axne (IA-D) joined Reps. Filemon Vela (TX-34) and Collin Peterson (MN-7), chair of the House Agriculture Committee, in introducing the Protecting America’s Food & Agricultural Act, legislation that would authorize U.S. Customs and Border protection (CBP) to hire more agriculture specialists in order to prevent an outbreak of African swine … Read moreAxne Introduces Legislation to Protect Against African Swine Fever

Rep. Axne on Whistle Blower Complaint

WASHINGTON  – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement in response to the recently revealed whistle blower complaint made against President Trump: “When I was sworn into office, I took an oath under God to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Using the Oval Office to pressure a foreign … Read moreRep. Axne on Whistle Blower Complaint

Axne Applauds House Passage of Forced Arbitration Act

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded House passage of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (the FAIR Act), legislation that prohibits the enforcement of mandatory, arbitration (“forced arbitration”) provisions in contracts that force employees or customers to waive their right to sue. This legislation, which Rep. Axne is a co-sponsor of, would … Read moreAxne Applauds House Passage of Forced Arbitration Act

Iowa Delegation, Bipartisan Members Send Letter to EPA on Biofuel Waivers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and more than 20 members of the bipartisan Congressional Biofuels Caucus sent a letter Friday urging Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address damage to the nation’s biofuels industry from EPA’s use of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs). In the letter, … Read moreIowa Delegation, Bipartisan Members Send Letter to EPA on Biofuel Waivers

Funding Bill Includes Rep. Axne's Request for Tariff Aid

WASHINGTON – Following her request to Leadership, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) today issued the following statement thanking House Democratic Leadership for including tariff aid funding in the continuing resolution (CR) the House is expected to vote on tonight. “This trade aid is nothing short of a lifeline to farmers struggling to make ends meet … Read moreFunding Bill Includes Rep. Axne's Request for Tariff Aid

Axne Leads Freshman Democrats in Protecting Americans from Surprise Billing

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led a group of freshman Democrats, including U.S. Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Susie Lee (NV-03), Susan Wild (PA-7), Haley Stevens (MI-11), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) and Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6), in introducing legislation to protect Americans from “surprise bills” due to out-of-date insurance directories. The … Read moreAxne Leads Freshman Democrats in Protecting Americans from Surprise Billing

RadioIowa: Axne legislation addresses ‘surprise’ medical bill charges

Radio Iowa, O. Kay Henderson, September 18, 2019 Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne is sponsoring legislation to address some of the unwelcome surprises on medical bills. “The Update Act will require insurance companies to regularly update their directories to prevent patients from unknowingly receiving out-of-network care,” Axne says. The bill makes it clear insurance companies are responsible … Read moreRadioIowa: Axne legislation addresses ‘surprise’ medical bill charges

Rep. Axne Urges Democratic Leadership to Include Tariff Aid in Funding Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House Democratic Leadership to include extensions for the commodity credit corporation in the continuing resolution (CR) in order to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can continue Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments to struggling farmers. The Washington Post reported that House Democrats are attempting to … Read moreRep. Axne Urges Democratic Leadership to Include Tariff Aid in Funding Bill

House Passes Axne's Affordable Rural Housing Bill

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, praised unanimous House passage of legislation to protect and expand access to affordable rental housing options in rural communities. The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Axne, will restructure an existing U.S. Department of … Read moreHouse Passes Axne's Affordable Rural Housing Bill

Rep. Axne Seeks Info from Army Corp After Historic Flooding

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the steps taken to notify communities immediately prior, during and after the historic flooding that devastated communities across Southwest Iowa in March. In a letter sent to Colonel John Hudson, Commander and District Engineer, Rep. Axne requested … Read moreRep. Axne Seeks Info from Army Corp After Historic Flooding

Rep. Axne Seeks Info from Army Corps After Historic Flooding

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the steps taken to notify communities immediately prior, during and after the historic flooding that devastated communities across Southwest Iowa in March. In a letter sent to Colonel John Hudson, Commander and District Engineer, Rep. Axne requested … Read moreRep. Axne Seeks Info from Army Corps After Historic Flooding

Rep. Axne Calls for Investigation Into EPA's Expansion of Biofuel Waivers

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, called for a federal investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expansion of refinery exemptions from blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter sent today to Charles J. Sheehan, Acting Inspector General (IG) of … Read moreRep. Axne Calls for Investigation Into EPA's Expansion of Biofuel Waivers

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