Economy and Jobs

Cindy ran for Congress to serve as a voice for hardworking Iowans and middle-class families, not to protect corporations and the wealthiest Americans.

As a small business owner, Cindy knows that we need to make it easier for our entrepreneurs and small business owners to succeed. Cindy knows when we help our small businesses, we help our communities and our families. 

Cindy knows firsthand how red tape and government bureaucracy can stifle innovation and job growth. In Congress, she will look at ways to cut burdensome regulations and make it easier for entrepreneurs to access capital to create jobs across the state.

Whether you live in a metro area or a rural town, Cindy believes every Iowan should have access to a good-paying job. Cindy will invest in communities to expand 21st century economic opportunity in rural and metro areas.

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More on Economy and Jobs

November 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 to expand the successful Registered Apprenticeship program and create nearly 1 million new apprenticeship opportunities over the next five years. 

October 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) is raising concerns with the Small Business Administration (SBA) after hearing from constituents that they received notice of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) borrowed fraudulently using their name and personal information.

Over the past week, Rep. Axne received confidential reports from her constituents that the SBA had mailed payment notices on loans that were borrowed using their personal name and Social Security information without the borrower’s knowledge.

September 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led her colleagues in a letter to the Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA) urging them to provide an update on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness applications.

September 24, 2020 Press Release

Today, the House approved an amendment authored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act, a package of domestic energy policy reforms and investments under consideration this week.

Rep. Axne’s amendment would expand funding eligibility for the legislation’s Carbon Capture Program to include biofuels facilities. The funding provided by the program would support research and development efforts across Iowa’s biofuels sector.

September 17, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance legislation she co-sponsored to improve workplace protections and accommodations for pregnant workers.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act closes the gap in existing protections for pregnant employees by requiring employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers, ensuring that these workers can stay healthy and earn a living without facing discrimination or being forced to ignore medical advice.

August 24, 2020 Press Release
The letter, signed by members who represent communities that were in the direct path of the storm, highlights that the decline in economic activity from COVID-19 had already put their municipal governments under financial strain even before this natural disaster forced them to confront the costs of cleaning and rebuilding their towns.
August 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged Speaker Pelosi to bring up a revised and robust coronavirus (COVID-19) aid package for passage when the House returns to session later this week.

August 12, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced two grants totaling $790,945 from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support economic redevelopment and revitalization in southwest Iowa during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The two grants, awarded through the Economic Development Administration (EDA), are funded by relief approved by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

August 12, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) welcomed a $8,485,749 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce for the City of Council Bluffs to improve its levee system, create jobs, and improve resiliency in the area to protect and support economic growth.

August 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Troy Balderson (OH-12) introduced new bipartisan legislation to offer families another tool to help pay for bills and necessities during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The COVID-19 Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Distribution Act would give families access to unused funds in their health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs) to better afford their expenses during these challenging times.