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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.