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

November 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent letters to eight different Federal agencies, requesting detailed information about where Congressionally allocated disaster relief funding has been spent, and how much has gone to Iowa. She requested each agency outline how to apply for their disaster funding in their response letters, which she’ll make public so Iowans impacted by 2019 flooding can apply for these funds.

October 31, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cindy Axne released a statement on her vote on H. Res. 660, which establishes the procedures for the public phase of the House impeachment inquiry.

“I’ve heard from Iowans across my district, and people on all sides want to get to the bottom of what happened in an open transparent process that follows the law. That’s what I voted for today—a path forward for fair hearings that are open to the public and will give the American people the facts they deserve."

October 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, applauded the committee’s passage of the bipartisan Reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act. This legislation includes Rep. Axne’s Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act (WPIA), legislation that would extend whistleblower protections to more individuals who report market manipulation, fraud, or other illegal activity to their supervisors.

October 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Member Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act (WPIA), legislation that would extend whistleblower protections to more individuals who report market manipulation or other wrongdoing to their supervisors.

October 23, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded House passage of the Stopping Harmful Inference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act, legislation that protects our democracy by strengthening our campaign finance laws and deterring foreign influence. Intelligence community officials have been clear that we should expect ongoing attempts by foreign adversaries to target our elections. Protecting our elections and our national security should be an area for strong bipartisan support. The SHIELD ACT takes the following steps to protect our elections:
September 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement in response to the recently revealed whistle blower complaint made against President Trump:

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 4, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:

“Once again, my heart breaks following two more mass shootings that have devastated communities in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. My prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of these horrific tragedies who are mourning the loss of loved ones too soon.

July 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Axne-sponsored legislation to stop illegal and unwanted robocalls. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will better protect consumers, businesses and vulnerable Iowans from the daily onslaught of robocalls. This legislation directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take regulatory action to improve call authentication, prevent robocalls, and ensure phone providers offer robocall blocking services to consumers free of charge. To strengthen enforcement, the bill increases maximum penalties and extends the statute of limitations for the FCC to go after bad actors.
July 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House Financial Services Committee passage of bipartisan legislation to reform federal disaster recovery programs in order to improve government services while saving taxpayer dollars. The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Axne, would ensure funds appropriated by Congress are delivered to disaster victims in a timely manner and would protect taxpayer dollars by increasing safeguards against misuse of program resources. The legislation passed out of the House Financial Services Committee and now heads to the House floor for consideration.