K-12 Education

As a public -school graduate and mom of two boys in West Des Moines public schools, Cindy knows that a quality K-12 education is crucial to success.

When Cindy and her husband were getting ready to put their oldest son in kindergarten, they learned there was a lottery system in West Des Moines that determined which children could attend full-day kindergarten. She was outraged at the inequity in the system and spent the next year working with the school board to expand full-day kindergarten for every child in West Des Moines. In Washington, Cindy will fight to make sure children across Iowa and the country have access to full-day kindergarten.

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More on K-12 Education

July 25, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports of child care violations across Iowa, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) in introducing the Child Care Protection Improvement Act to ensure that all children are placed in safe, quality early care and education settings. This bipartisan legislation would create a task force to assist states in the process of implementing background check requirements for child care workers.
June 19, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced House passage of H.R.2740, the first "minibus" package of fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill, which included of over $50 billion in federal funding to expand access to college, career and technical education and early education.
May 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R. 5, the bipartisan Equality Act, to ensure that all LGBTQ Americans are granted the full protections guaranteed by federal civil rights law. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housing and public accommodations.
May 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that a charcoal drawing entitled “An Opportunity” was selected to represent Iowa’s Third Congressional District in the 2019 Congressional Art Contest. The drawing was created by Wyatt Bailey, a junior at Bondurant-Farrar High School in Bondurant, Iowa. Congresswoman Axne spoke with Wyatt this morning by phone to let him know that had won.
April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, to restore popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses.

Net neutrality protects access to an open internet by prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or slowing down consumer access to Internet websites. These protections support competition and allow consumers unfettered access to content.

April 6, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 6 at 10:15 a.m. at the Taylor County Historical Museum in Bedford! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

April 6, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 6 at 12:15 p.m. at the Depot Deli in Shenandoah! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

April 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the first day to submit artwork for the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition. Each Spring, the Congressional Art Institute sponsors the Artistic Discovery Contest to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation. High school students throughout the Third District are invited to submit original pieces of art to Rep. Axne’s office. The final day to submit artwork is April 30th.
March 23, 2019 In The News

Des Moines Register, Luke Nozicka, March 23, 2019

Jen Steele became emotional as she spoke into the microphone. 

The West Des Moines woman's daughter was 6 when she was diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia, a genetic disorder that has left her without 18 permanent teeth.

The defect not only affects the ability to chew but also a child's confidence and speech. Because insurance companies consider the treatment cosmetic, Steele's out of pocket cost was estimated up to $100,000 — more than her family's annual income. 

March 12, 2019 Page

Congresswoman Axne will have members of her district staff in central and southwest Iowa for open office hours. District Representatives will be available to assist constituents having difficulty with a federal agency, address questions to the office, and listen to issues or concerns facing communities.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. The May schedule for open office hours is available below.

 

 

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