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February 14, 2019 Press Release

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.

February 4, 2019 In The News

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.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fight Illicit Networks and Detect (FIND) Trafficking Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03). Evidence suggests that virtual currencies have become a prominent method to facilitate illegal drug and sex trafficking. However, the full scope of the problem remains unknown.

January 17, 2019 In The News

Staff reports, Daily Nonpareil, Jan 17, 2019

U.S. Representative Cindy Axne, D-Iowa District 3, was appointed Wednesday to sit on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee.

The Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over key issues including oversight of federal monetary policy, banking and financial institutions, insurance, trade, housing and community development.

January 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency (GREAT) Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation that would help Iowa communities, small businesses and farmers access funds for programs and projects to create jobs and spur economic development across the state. The GREAT Act would streamline the outdated and burdensome federal grant process, making it easier and cheaper for Iowans to apply for grants and allowing taxpayers to better track government spending.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) supported the Disaster Supplemental Appropriations Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives 237-187, to help Iowa farmers and rural communities recovering from severe weather disasters in 2018. The legislation includes $12.1 billion in emergency funding for projects to mitigate damages for natural disasters.

The bill includes funding for crop and livestock losses, programs to help communities rebuild housing, businesses, and public infrastructure as well as funding for resiliency and mitigation activities. 

January 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) was appointed to sit on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee in the 116th Congress. The Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over key issues relevant to Iowa’s Third District, including oversight of federal monetary policy, banking and financial institutions, insurance, trade, housing, and community development.

January 15, 2019 In The News

Staff Writer, WHOtv.com January 15, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an Agriculture Appropriations Bill, geared to reopen the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The bill was passed mostly by Democrats in a vote of 243-183 and would fund the programs and services within the USDA for Fiscal Year 2019, ending September 30th. It provides $23.2 billion in discretionary funding, $225 million more than last year.