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

October 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) is raising concerns with the Small Business Administration (SBA) after hearing from constituents that they received notice of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) borrowed fraudulently using their name and personal information.

Over the past week, Rep. Axne received confidential reports from her constituents that the SBA had mailed payment notices on loans that were borrowed using their personal name and Social Security information without the borrower’s knowledge.

October 6, 2020 Press Release

Today, Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Brad Sherman (CA-30), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, led nine Financial Services Committee members in a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton asking t

September 30, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led her colleagues in a letter to the Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA) urging them to provide an update on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness applications.

September 21, 2020 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced legislation written by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to help protect Americans from fraud during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

August 31, 2020 Page
FEMA has approved Individual Assistance for families in Polk County affected by the derecho. For more information:

Iowa was recently hit by one of the most destructive storms in our history, and now we need to come together as a community to help our friends and neighbors.

August 24, 2020 Press Release
The letter, signed by members who represent communities that were in the direct path of the storm, highlights that the decline in economic activity from COVID-19 had already put their municipal governments under financial strain even before this natural disaster forced them to confront the costs of cleaning and rebuilding their towns.
August 22, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to pass the Delivering for America Act, legislation she co-sponsored to block and reverse operational and service level changes at the United States Postal Service (USPS) that have delayed mail delivery in Iowa and across America.

August 19, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged Speaker Pelosi to bring up a revised and robust coronavirus (COVID-19) aid package for passage when the House returns to session later this week.

August 11, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on the extensive damage stemming from Monday’s storm that has affected wide sections of Iowa, including numerous counties in Iowa’s Third Congressional District:

“My heart is broken for those who had their homes, farms, neighborhoods, and communities damaged by Monday’s relentless storm. Over the past day, I’ve spoken with mayors, county emergency managers, and those on the ground about the work still being done to restore power, clear debris, and assess the damage to our state.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance a package of six appropriations bills to fund investments in the health, safety, and prosperity of Iowans.