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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Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) launched a Virtual District Tour of Iowa’s Third Congressional District to survey and further assist response to the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iowa. The tour, which launched with a conference call with leadership of the Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO) in Atlantic, will cover all 16 counties of Southwest Iowa that Rep. Axne represents.
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Support Act to expand Americans’ access to housing advice to navigate the economic impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The bill authorizes an additional $700 million for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsored housing counseling agencies, which provide advice for Iowans who need help with housing costs.
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) called on federal agencies that manage federally-assisted housing to immediately halt all foreclosures and evictions on properties overseen by their agencies in the light of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
As the COVID-19 pandemic causes layoffs and forces families to take emergency leave to care for sick family or relatives, this national public health emergency could leave millions of Americans unable to pay their rent or mortgage in the coming months.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Third District U.S. Representative Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines, told Channel 13 Tuesday that she could personally support a federal plan that could give Iowans a cash payment--perhaps, $1,000--to help offset some of the financial hardship caused by COVID-19.
But Axne would like to see Congress' immediate priority focused on work that began in the Democratic-led U.S. House that would ensure paid family leave for many Americans.
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) called on the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide businesses with more guidance on how to apply for new low-interest loans that Congress authorized through new legislation on March 6, 2020.
In a new letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, Rep. Axne also recommended the SBA remove any unnecessary or duplicative requirements on applying for loans, taking into consideration the fact that documentation normally required may be unavailable at this time.
A bill from U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne to require publicly traded companies to share more information about how they treat employees has received approval from the House Financial Services Committee.
The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.