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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September 18, 2019 In The News


Over the last district work period, I had the great privilege of traveling throughout the Third District and meeting with folks in every corner of Southwest Iowa. With 95 total stops, I visited 16 counties, 28 towns, held 10 town halls and traveled more than 1,000 miles to connect with you. I'm grateful to everyone who took the time to meet with me. 

I wanted to update you on some of the stops I made and what I heard from Iowans during the past six weeks.

Town Halls 

September 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House Democratic Leadership to include extensions for the commodity credit corporation in the continuing resolution (CR) in order to ensure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can continue Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments to struggling farmers. The Washington Post reported that House Democrats are attempting to block President Trump’s farm bailout program in the CR that the House is expected to vote on later this week.
September 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, praised unanimous House passage of legislation to protect and expand access to affordable rental housing options in rural communities. The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Axne, will restructure an existing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural housing program in order to prevent the displacement of thousands of Americans in rural communities.
September 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the steps taken to notify communities immediately prior, during and after the historic flooding that devastated communities across Southwest Iowa in March. In a letter sent to Colonel John Hudson, Commander and District Engineer, Rep. Axne requested a specific timeline of events in order to help ensure that Army Corp has the proper procedures in place to ensure the public receives timely information to mitigate damages in future natural disasters.
August 21, 2019 Press Release
COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, called for a federal investigation into the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expansion of refinery exemptions from blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter sent today to Charles J. Sheehan, Acting Inspector General (IG) of the EPA, Rep. Axne requested that the IG conduct an investigation into the highly questionable decision-making and misuse of the EPA’s “small refinery exemption” (SRE) authority to benefit large or unqualified companies that may be exerting an undue amount of influence over the regulatory process.
August 13, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on the White House announcement that the President’s latest tariffs on China would be delayed until December 15, 2019 in order to protect consumers. The announcement comes one week after China announced they would no longer purchase U.S.

August 7, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa’s Congressional delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), urged the Social Security Administration (SSA) to address staffing shortages in order to ensure quality service for Iowa seniors. Reps.

August 6, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the Chinese government’s announcement it would halt purchases of U.S. agricultural products, including Iowa soybeans and other Iowa-grown products, in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed new 10% tariffs on Chinese goods:

August 2, 2019 Press Release
DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced she signed onto legislation to help Iowans access funds they deposit immediately, rather than having to wait multiple days. The Payments Modernization Act would require banks make funds from all deposits available immediately and direct the Federal Reserve to build a faster payments system to settle those transactions in real time, in order to make sure community banks and credit unions are not left behind. Making these funds available in real time would significantly reduce the $35 billion that Americans pay annually in overdraft fees, and help small businesses manage expenses and payroll.
August 1, 2019 Press Release
DES MOINES – Following the announcement that the Trump Administration will impose new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese imports starting next month, Rep. Axne today called on the Treasury Department to conduct actual research regarding the economic impact this will have on working American families. On May 23, Rep. Axne requested the Treasury Department provide Congress with evidence that Chinese tariffs will not increase costs to American consumers. On June 24, Treasury Department provided an unsatisfactory response, indicating that no such research had been conducted.