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

April 3, 2020 Press Release

Yesterday, The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) announced that Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) was a finalist for a Democracy Awards, CMF’s award recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices. Rep. Axne was selected for outstanding achievement for the category of Transparency and Accountability, which recognizes offices that provide clear and relevant information on their work and publicly acknowledge metrics for that performance.

March 10, 2020 In The News

Jason Hathaway had enough time to grab a few essentials, his pets and personal mementos before flood water overtook his single-story ranch home in Hamburg, climbing so high the gutters disappeared.

Hathaway only lived in the house about six months before the Missouri River breached a levee on March 18, 2019, inundating two-thirds of the tiny Southwest Iowa town with flood water.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

Today, Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the No Congressionally-Obligated Recurring Revenue Used as Pensions To Incarcerated Officials Now (NO CORRUPTION) Act. This legislation would prevent Members of Congress who have been convicted of certain crimes, such as bribery, perjury, or conspiracy from collecting their taxpayer-funded pension by closing a loophole in existing law.

February 12, 2020 In The News
I know what you’re thinking. After the Iowa caucuses and the constant onslaught of 2020 news, you’re probably tired of hearing about politics. And it is no controversial statement to say that, more and more, it seems like all we hear about these days is how divided our politics has made us. But as we approach a solemn anniversary, I’m asking you to join me in taking some time to step back and see the progress we can make when we leave out the politics.
January 21, 2020 Press Release
In a letter to Rep. Axne, FEMA detailed $66 million in funding spent in Iowa as of January 8th, 2020. According to the letter, FEMA’s efforts in Iowa include providing aid to individuals, grants, crisis counseling, and administering flood insurance.
January 14, 2020 Press Release
Town Hall Project honored Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) as the most accessible freshman member of the House of Representatives in their 2019 Congressional Accessibility Report. Rep. Axne held more town halls last year than any other first year Member of Congress.
January 7, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation to keep manufactured housing communities (MHC) affordable by providing federal assistance for acquiring and preserving these communities. The legislation seeks to help MHC residents like those in Waukee, who last year faced rent hikes at rates up to 70% after purchase by a Utah-based investment firm.
January 2, 2020 In The News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers who represent Iowa and Nebraska are joining to sponsor legislation that would help communities like Hamburg that are fighting federal rules about making temporary levees permanent.

Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne of West Des Moines, a Democrat, said additions to a levee that had saved Hamburg from 2011 flooding had to be removed because of current Army Corps of Engineers rules.

December 23, 2019 Press Release
Des Moines, IA ­– Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced $408 million has been added to her Iowa Flood Funding Tracker following new information from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on federal dollars spent in Iowa on flood recovery and other assistance efforts
December 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Yesterday, President Donald Trump signed into law numerous measures supported by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) that will eliminate the threat of burdensome healthcare taxes, bring investment to Iowa’s green economy and rural communities, help with disaster recovery and support local farmers, producers and small businesses.