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

September 17, 2020 Press Release

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.

August 24, 2020 Press Release
The letter, signed by members who represent communities that were in the direct path of the storm, highlights that the decline in economic activity from COVID-19 had already put their municipal governments under financial strain even before this natural disaster forced them to confront the costs of cleaning and rebuilding their towns.
August 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged Speaker Pelosi to bring up a revised and robust coronavirus (COVID-19) aid package for passage when the House returns to session later this week.

August 12, 2020 Press Release

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.

August 12, 2020 Press Release

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.

August 11, 2020 Press Release

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.

August 4, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged members of Congressional leadership to consider bipartisan legislation she cosponsored to provide financial assistance for service industry businesses who are most vulnerable to long term effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance a package of six appropriations bills to fund investments in the health, safety, and prosperity of Iowans.

July 16, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) welcomed three new CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to provide $2,629,007 in financial assistance for Iowa small businesses and entrepreneurs that have been impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
July 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that she is cosponsoring legislation to allow smaller businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to apply for a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding to help keep their businesses afloat.