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, so we can create more good-paying jobs here in Iowa.

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

 

  • Rep Axne signed onto the No Bonus for Bankruptcy Act to prohibit corporate executives from signing million-dollar bonuses as they close facilities and lay off thousands of employees.   

 

  • Rep. Axne requested $127.5 million for Department of Labor’s YouthBuild Program, including funding for the Des Moines Area Community College. YouthBuild features full-time federal programs that help youth between the ages of 16 and 24 earn their GEDs or high school diplomas while receiving job training. Students spend half their time attending basic education classes and half their time receiving job skills training in the construction field.

 

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More on Economy and Jobs

April 24, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the Mount Ayr Public Library in Mount Ayr! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

April 11, 2019 Press Release
DES MOINES – Following Rep. Axne’s request to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Perdue, the USDA announced it has authorized emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres in Iowa through May 14, 2019. The authorization was granted to address the impacts of the recent flooding in Iowa. Participation is limited to livestock producers who lost pasture or fences due to the flooding. More information on the program is available here.
April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, to restore popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses.

Net neutrality protects access to an open internet by prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to Internet websites. These protections support competition and allow consumers unfettered access to content.

April 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s request for Iowa relief funding was successfully included in the new House appropriations emergency disaster supplemental bill which was introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY). The new emergency appropriations bill includes an additional $3 billion to address urgent needs following flooding in the Midwest and tornadoes in the South. In addition to the $3 billion, the new bill also includes funding for specific recovery programs Rep. Axne requested in a letter to House appropriators last Friday.
April 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation that would ensure Iowa is included in any new emergency disaster supplemental funding legislation following the Senate’s failure to move forward a $13 billion appropriations bill last week. Specifically, the bill would ensure that the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) is amended to include Iowa flooding. This legislative change would authorize Iowa to access funding for programs to help rebuild communities suffering due to flooding that occurred in Iowa in the calendar year 2019. The legislation is similar to an amendment Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) offered to the Senate bill which stalled last week.
April 6, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 6 at 10:15 a.m. at the Taylor County Historical Museum in Bedford! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

April 6, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 6 at 12:15 p.m. at the Depot Deli in Shenandoah! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

April 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House and Senate leadership to immediately pass a disaster relief bill that fully funds recovery programs for all affected areas, including Iowa. In a letter sent to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep.

April 4, 2019 In The News

Raccoon Valley Radio, Sam McIntosh, April 4, 2019

While Iowans recover from March’s flooding, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to authorize emergency relief programs to assist farmers impacted.

President Trump’s disaster declaration allowed for the USDA to authorize specific recovery programs, for which they announced the authorizing for Nebraska farmers on March 25th. Axne wrote to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting they authorize the programs in Iowa as well.

April 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation to make the second generation biofuel producer tax credit permanent in order to support Iowa farmers, create jobs across the state and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This legislation will incentivize investment in the development of advanced biofuel production by renewing a $1.01 per gallon tax credit for producers which expired at the end of 2017.