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WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) joined Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) and 15 Members of Congress in introducing the bipartisan Reining in Irresponsible Decorating Expenses (RIIDE) Act, legislation to reign in excessive and frivolous government spending. This legislation would save taxpayer dollars, bring much-needed transparency in when it comes to federal agency heads’ excessive spending and create real consequences for officials who break the rules.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) introduced the bipartisan No Budget, No Recess Act, legislation that would prevent lawmakers from leaving Washington if they fail to pass a budget. Rep. Axne’s House version is similar to the legislation that U.S. Senator Joni Ernst introduced in January.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues, led by Reps. Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Darin LaHood (IL-18), in calling for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a bipartisan effort to protect the Medicare Advantage program to ensure Iowa seniors have access to comprehensive, affordable health care as they age. In a letter sent to Seema Verma, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Congressional Members urged the Administration to ensure Medicare Advantage program will continue to offer affordable, quality care as they consider updates to the program for 2020.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address:
Emily Woodbury, Ben Kieffer & Amy Mayer, IPR, February 4, 2019
Rural Iowa communities might be missing out on federal dollars that could help with economic development.
3rd District Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne says getting the money to communities that need it is one of her priorities during her first term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She’s co-sponsored a bill to streamline the federal grant-making process.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) has invited Peggy Huppert, the Executive Director of The National Alliance on Mental Illness – Iowa, Inc (NAMI IOWA) to the 2019 State of the Union Address.
Jennifer Nichols, Atlantic News Telegraph, February 1, 2019
ATLANTIC – U.S. Representative Cindy Axne stopped in Atlantic Friday morning as part of a tour of rural health care centers, in the hopes of learning more about what needs are being part, what needs might be being missed and ways she can support the district to keep what works and try to fill needs that need to be filled.
O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, January 30, 2019
Iowa’s two congresswomen are among the 19 rookie Democrats in the U.S. House co-sponsoring a bill that would set up a system to prevent future federal government shut-downs.
It’s called the Shutdown to End All Shutdowns Act. Congresswoman Cindy Axne of West Des Moines says it would automatically trigger funding to keep federal agencies open if congress fails to pass budget bills on time.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer joined nineteen new members of Congress in introducing the Shutdown to End all Shutdowns (SEAS) Act to ensure that Iowans will never experience the hardships of a government shutdown again. The SEAS Act will keep the government open and functioning if Congress and the President fail to enact appropriations legislation.