Government Reform

Cindy spent a decade at the State of Iowa directing initiatives to help over twenty state agencies improve government services while saving Iowa taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.  

Cindy is bringing the same approach to Washington by working on policies to make the federal government work better for less. Cindy has already introduced two pieces of legislation to root out waste, fraud and abuse in Washington. Cindy will focus on prioritizing ways to save taxpayer dollars, bring much-needed transparency in government spending and hold Washington accountable.

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More on Government Reform

April 6, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Protecting the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area Act to ensure Iowa’s only National Heritage Area is preserved by extending the authorization for funding and eliminating the federal funding cap. 

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to send the American Rescue Plan, the COVID-19 relief deal that Congress has crafted over the past month, to the President’s desk to become law.

The comprehensive legislation aimed at tackling the health and economic crises still facing Iowa and the United States includes multiple provisions championed by Rep. Axne, and billions of dollars in direct support for Iowa’s families, workers, and communities.

March 4, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined the five other members of the Iowa congressional delegation in a letter requesting additional staffing for the Iowa Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) office.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance comprehensive government reform legislation to reduce the influence of money in politics, ensure fair elections and expand voting rights, fight back against special interests, and demand better accountability from public officials.

March 3, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, comprehensive legislation that would establish a national standard for the operation of police departments, mandate law enforcement agencies report use of force data, and invest in community-based programs to help inspire public safety systems that are more equitable and just.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced her intention to vote for the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive relief bill aimed at helping Iowans in need and accelerating efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislation includes an extension of enhanced unemployment benefits, a new round of direct payments, expansions of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and direct relief to help Iowa’s renters, homeowners, small businesses, schools, and child care providers.

January 25, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that she will return to the House Financial Services Committee for the 117th Congress to continue her work for Iowa’s families, small businesses, and local industries.

January 5, 2021 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation cosponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to increase transparency related to how federal agencies plan to spend taxpayer dollars.

The Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) publish each federal agency’s congressional budget justification online and make that justification publicly available.

December 21, 2020 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives advanced a comprehensive package of legislation that includes a wide variety of priorities and provisions fought for by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) over the past year.
December 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced legislation authored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to rename the U.S. Post Office in Clarinda in honor of Jessie Field Shambaugh, the former school superintendent from Page County and longtime Iowa educator known to many as the ‘Mother of 4-H.’