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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.