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

October 14, 2021 Press Release

Today, the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) named legislation led by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst to its annual “No-Brainer” list, which highlights ten pieces of bipartisan and commonsense legislation that NTU recommends Congress pass in 2021.

September 30, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on the delayed vote in the U.S. House that would send a bipartisan infrastructure bill with major priorities for Iowa to the desk of President Biden:

September 30, 2021 Press Release

At a hearing today before the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sought insight from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on how federal investments in child care, paid leave, and supply chain resiliency could be utilized to address issues affecting Iowa’s economy – including workforce shortages and inflation.

September 14, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance legislation out of the House Committee on Financial Services that paves the way for more than $1 billion in housing investments for Iowa.

The legislation, which comprises the Financial Services Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act, also provides funding for programs that Axne fought to prioritize over the past two years: manufactured home affordability and expanded affordable housing options in rural areas.

September 13, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to approve the House Agriculture Committee’s portion of the Build Back Better Act, which includes provisions she fought for to support biofuel infrastructure and rural businessowners.

September 9, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that her bipartisan legislation to provide relief to rural borrowers is included in the draft portion of the Build Back Better Act that will be considered by the House Committee on Agriculture tomorrow.

September 2, 2021 Press Release

Today, Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging them to include support for homegrown renewable fuels in the upcoming reconciliation package.

August 31, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation with Rep. Alex Mooney (WV-02) aimed at improving support for rural entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act would ensure that rural small businesses have a seat at the table as federal policymakers consider new rules that govern investment and capital.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to approve and advance a package of seven appropriations bills to fund investments ranging from public health and safety initiatives to expansions of federal support for broadband, skills training, and rural communities.

The legislation includes multiple provisions that Rep. Axne worked to secure over the first half of 2021, including direct funding for nine projects across Iowa’s Third Congressional District and provisions to prevent closures or delivery service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

July 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) named Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) the Co-Chair of the Rural Reinvestment Task Force, a new group aimed at developing and advancing policy solutions that will support rural communities across the U.S.