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 29, 2021 Press Release

This week, Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at giving health care providers additional time to use financial assistance they have received from the Provider Relief Fund (PRF).

Established through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March 2020, Axne has helped approve $178 billion for the PRF to help reimburse providers for lost revenue or expenses attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to approve and advance a package of seven appropriations bills to fund investments ranging from public health and safety initiatives to expansions of federal support for broadband, skills training, and rural communities.

The legislation includes multiple provisions that Rep. Axne worked to secure over the first half of 2021, including direct funding for nine projects across Iowa’s Third Congressional District and provisions to prevent closures or delivery service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

July 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) named Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) the Co-Chair of the Rural Reinvestment Task Force, a new group aimed at developing and advancing policy solutions that will support rural communities across the U.S.

July 22, 2021 Press Release

Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined President Joe Biden at the White House today for the signing of bipartisan legislation originally cosponsored by Axne that will make critical improvements to victim services programs that receive grant funding through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

VOCA programs offer direct compensation and services to those who have been impacted by crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking, and more.

July 20, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to ensure victims of scams, fraud, and other bad actors can get their money returned to them by passing legislation she co-sponsored earlier this year.

July 7, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced they will be introducing legislation to give volunteer firefighters and first responders access to affordable housing programs in order to help Iowa fire departments recruit and retain more volunteers.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully added an amendment to strengthen legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives that protects the independence of the federal government’s Inspectors General (IGs) and ensures they can continue investigations of waste, fraud, and abuse within their agencies.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that she secured $21,901,000 in direct funding for Iowa infrastructure improvements within the House’s surface transportation authorization legislation that advanced to the House floor earlier today.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority to establish an independent commission that will investigate the January 6 domestic terrorism attack on the United States Capitol and recommend changes to further protect the Capitol.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced two pieces of legislation that will better protect residents of manufactured housing communities (MHCs) from predatory financial practices by corporate owners, provide them fundamental rights as tenants, and help keep communities affordable.

Manufactured Housing Tenant’s Bill of Rights