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

July 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, praised unanimous committee passage of legislation that will help ensure Iowans in rural communities have access to affordable rental housing options. The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Axne, will strengthen U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) programs that preserve and expand affordable housing options in rural communities. The legislation passed out of the House Financial Services Committee yesterday and now heads to the House floor.
July 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) joined a group of colleagues, led by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA-38), to introduce a bipartisan resolution designating July 10th as Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day to honor the contributions and sacrifices made by the men and women who have helped build and power our nation by maintaining electrical power systems.
July 10, 2019 In The News

KMA, Mike Peterson, July 10, 2019

(Washington) -- Legislation spurring rural entrepreneurship passed in one portion of Congress Tuesday.

By a 413-to-7 vote, the U.S. House approved the Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act. Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne was the among the bill's sponsors. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Wednesday morning, Axne says the bill would ensure financial resources are available to grow small businesses.

July 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act, bipartisan legislation to support rural entrepreneurs and communities. The bipartisan Axne-led bill would ensure rural entrepreneurs and small business owners have a seat at the table as federal policymakers consider new rules that govern investment and capital.
July 9, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA) released the following statement criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed biofuel targets for 2020, which would remain virtually the same as 2019 obligations. Each year, the EPA issues a proposal governing how much renewable fuels should be blended in our fuel supply in the years ahead in order to drive growth in the biofuel industry and provide more choices for consumers.

July 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Outsourcing Accountability Act, legislation that seeks to curb the practice of outsourcing American jobs by requiring publicly-traded companies to disclose in their annual report information about where employees are located by State and Country. Currently, publicly-traded companies are not required to list where their employees are located, making it easy for corporations to hide when they ship American jobs overseas.
July 1, 2019 In The News

Tim Johnson, Daily Nonpareil, June 29, 2019

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, told a modest-sized crowd Friday that she would “work with anyone” to serve her constituents in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

She spoke to attendees at the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Holiday Inn & Suites.

June 27, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and colleagues to introduce the Transform Student Debt to Home Equity Act of 2019, legislation intended to help college graduates strapped with student loan debt purchase a home. This legislation would allow college graduates to roll federal student loan debt into a home mortgage through the purchase of a federally-owned vacant property.
June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee voted to advance Rep. Cindy Axne’s (D-IA-03) bipartisan legislation to provide relief to rural hospitals. The legislation, which Axne recently introduced with Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE-03), will delay enforcement of burdensome regulations that limit the ability of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and rural hospitals to provide quality care.

June 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, at a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing focused on the economic hardships and extreme weather conditions farmers face, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) spoke on the need to significantly streamline processes and improve efficiency in the federal governments’ response to natural disasters in order to better serve Iowans. A link to download broadcast quality video / audio of the hearing is available here.