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

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.

July 9, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation 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.’

July 7, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) added the newly disclosed data on recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to her Iowa COVID-19 Response Tracker, bringing the total of tracked taxpayer funding spent combating coronavirus in Iowa to over $10.27 billion.

June 17, 2020 Press Release
“Right now, there is insufficient transparency for a program that’s loaned $510 billion in taxpayer dollars to help our most vulnerable businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic and its economic burdens,” Rep. Axne said. “As I said last week, the idea that we would get no details on how $500 billion of federal aid is being spent is simply unacceptable. Ensuring that PPP is effective in reaching those who need it most requires disclosure of how this money is being spent, and I’m confident that measures are available for Treasury and the SBA to allow for more transparency and accountability while preserving that balance.”