Agriculture

Cindy is a 5th generation Iowan who grew up spending summers helping her grandparents farm soybeans, corn and hogs in Warren County. Cindy is proud to serve as a voice for Iowa farmers and rural communities as a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Agriculture is not only an economic driver and job creator in our state, but Iowa’s farmers and producers feed people here at home and around the world. Cindy knows that ensuring our agriculture industry thrives is not only beneficial for Iowa’s economy, but the entire country.

As a member of the Agriculture Committee, Cindy will work on policies to ensure trade agreements benefit Iowa farmers, open new markets for exports, expand access to rural broadband and invest in innovative technologies to help Iowa farmers become more efficient and remain globally competitive.

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January 16, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) commended the Senate for advancing the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement, bringing the trade deal one step closer to full ratification. The agreement is now awaiting final signature by President Trump and ratification by the Canadian government.

January 15, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), the only Iowa member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement ahead of the signing of a ‘Phase 1’ trade agreement between the United States and China: “As this administration has pursued a prolonged trade war with China, Iowa farmers have been the ones to pay the price..."
December 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed into law numerous measures supported by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) that will eliminate the threat of burdensome healthcare taxes, bring investment to Iowa’s green economy and rural communities, help with disaster recovery and support local farmers, producers and small businesses.

December 19, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with 384 of her Democratic and Republican colleagues in the House to advance the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Iowa’s Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced legislation in both chambers of Congress to give communities and the Army Corps of Engineers greater flexibility in constructing permanent levees from temporary ones. The bipartisan legislation was jointly led by Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

December 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) called on the Senate to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) before the end of the year.

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Axne joined six of her freshman House colleagues in demanding that the Leader bring up the deal as soon as the House passes it this week.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass a package of appropriations bills and tax extenders, investing in key programs that help Iowans and provides funding certainty for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020.

December 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) submitted two amendments to H.R. 5377 that would revive the expired biodiesel tax credit and extend tax credits for Iowa’s second generation biofuels.

December 11, 2019 Press Release
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 the reallocation of Small Refinery Exemptions (SRE) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Friday, December 6, 2019 the EPA sent their proposed rule to OMB for final review. The Members of Congress expressed serious concerns that the rule as drafted fails to keep the RFS whole, and called on Vought to ensure that the final rule upholds the Administration’s guarantee of blending 15-billion gallons of conventional ethanol on an annual basis, as is mandated by law.
December 10, 2019 Press Release

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).