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

July 1, 2019 In The News

Tim Johnson, Daily Nonpareil, June 29, 2019

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, told a modest-sized crowd Friday that she would “work with anyone” to serve her constituents in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

She spoke to attendees at the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Holiday Inn & Suites.

June 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  The Town Hall Project, an organization dedicated to encouraging constituent participation in the democratic process, released its’ Jan-April 2019 Congressional Accessibility Report, which highlighted that Rep. Axne held sixteen town halls, more than any other freshman Member of Congress.

June 19, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a second letter requesting the Treasury Department provide Congress with research conducted on the consumer cost of tariffs. Rep. Axne first wrote to the Treasury Secretary on May 23, following Sec. Mnuchin’s testimony at a House Financial Services Committee hearing, requesting information within ten days to support the Administration’s claims that China will pay the price for tariffs.
June 14, 2019 In The News
Like you, I’m sick and tired of corporations and special interests running the show. I’ve been in office for almost six months now, and I’ve been shocked at the Washington dysfunction and political corruption I’ve seen. I’m in Congress to fight for Iowans, not for myself or for special interests.
June 10, 2019 In The News

Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register, June 10, 2019


Residents of a Waukee mobile home park say the amount of rent increase the new owners of the Midwest Country Estates will hurt a lot of residents. Des Moines Register

Rep. Cindy Axne denounced Utah-based Havenpark Capital's plan to hike rent at some Iowa mobile home parks by up to 69% on Monday, calling it "unacceptable" in a letter sent to the company's managing partners.

June 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) signed onto a bipartisan amendment, introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), that would stop a Democratic-proposed pay increase for Members of Congress. This week, the House is expected to vote on a trillion dollar funding bill that would provide a $4,500 pay increase to Members of Congress, making their total salary $178,500.
June 6, 2019 In The News

O. Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, June 6, 2019.

Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne is pushing for a lifetime ban on members of congress becoming lobbyists after they leave the U.S. House or Senate.

Axne said over the last several years there’s been a “massive” increase in the number of former elected officials who stay in Washington to become a lobbyist.

“Over 60% of the representatives who were defeated in this last election have now taken positions as lobbyists,” Axne said yesterday during a conference call with Iowa reporters.

June 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced an ethics reform package to end corruption in Washington and hold politicians accountable. Rep. Axne’s Clean Up Congress Act will ensure that elected officials are working for their constituents, not for themselves or special interests.  

May 23, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised Senate passage of the much-needed bipartisan disaster supplemental bill that will provide Iowa with crucial funding to rebuild and recover following devastating flooding that hit Southwest Iowa in March. The legislation now heads back to House for final passage before heading to the President’s desk. Rep. Axne has fought tirelessly to include Iowa and the Midwest in disaster funding since March.
May 22, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), questioned U.S. Secretary of the Department of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin about the impact the Administration’s tariffs on China are having on everyday Iowa families at a House Financial Services Committee hearing.