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

May 6, 2021 Press Release

Today, Representatives Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Jim Costa (CA-14) led a group of thirteen House Democrats who represent farm districts in a letter to House leadership urging the exemption of family-owned farms from any potential changes to the stepped-up basis for capital gains in tax law.

May 3, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that, beginning today, restaurants in central and southwest Iowa are now eligible to apply for direct relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

The $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund was created by the American Rescue Plan that Rep. Axne helped pass in March.

April 28, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce legislation that encourages and incentivizes American businesses to invest in workforce training programs for their employees.

The Investing in American Workers Act of 2021 would establish a 20% tax credit for employer investments in worker training. Qualifying investments include apprenticeship programs in new and emerging industries, programs conducted by career and technical education schools, community colleges, labor organizations, and industry partnerships.

April 19, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a bipartisan, bicameral effort urging the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to follow through on quickly relaunching an emergency relief program set up by Congress to support local music, arts, cinema, and other entertainment venues hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last month, the SBA pulled back on an attempted launch of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program amid technical difficulties with the application portal.

April 15, 2021 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to close the gender wage gap and provide women tools to challenge wage discrimination in the workplace.

April 14, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that Iowans who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 hit their bank accounts beginning this week.

The latest round of payments applies specifically to veterans and their beneficiaries who receive Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefit payments and who don’t normally file a tax return.

April 12, 2021 In The News

As a working mom raising two teenage boys, I know firsthand how nerve-racking it can be to budget for the rising cost of child care. And I know what a lack of affordable care means for the average family: if you can’t find or can’t afford child care, you can’t go to work.

This harsh reality, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is reflected in the state’s labor force participation rates. At the start of this year, the number of working-age Iowans in the labor force was the lowest it had been since 1977, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

March 31, 2021 Page

Friends,

Even before the COVID-19 crisis began, Iowa was in need of bold and comprehensive investments to improve our infrastructure – but continuing economic turmoil is all the more reason to secure robust federal investments to repair crumbling bridges and roads, create jobs, expand opportunity and access to critical services, and kickstart economic recovery.

March 29, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that she is co-sponsoring legislation to keep changes made to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the American Rescue Plan and make additional improvements to support millions of working families with children struggling to make ends meet.

March 23, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Improving Child Care for Working Families Act, to expand Iowa families’ ability to pay for child care expenses.