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

August 7, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa’s Congressional delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), urged the Social Security Administration (SSA) to address staffing shortages in order to ensure quality service for Iowa seniors. Reps.

August 4, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) released the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio:

“Once again, my heart breaks following two more mass shootings that have devastated communities in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. My prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of these horrific tragedies who are mourning the loss of loved ones too soon.

July 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Axne-sponsored legislation to stop illegal and unwanted robocalls. The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act will better protect consumers, businesses and vulnerable Iowans from the daily onslaught of robocalls. This legislation directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take regulatory action to improve call authentication, prevent robocalls, and ensure phone providers offer robocall blocking services to consumers free of charge. To strengthen enforcement, the bill increases maximum penalties and extends the statute of limitations for the FCC to go after bad actors.
July 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House Financial Services Committee passage of bipartisan legislation to reform federal disaster recovery programs in order to improve government services while saving taxpayer dollars. The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Axne, would ensure funds appropriated by Congress are delivered to disaster victims in a timely manner and would protect taxpayer dollars by increasing safeguards against misuse of program resources. The legislation passed out of the House Financial Services Committee and now heads to the House floor for consideration.
July 1, 2019 In The News

Tim Johnson, Daily Nonpareil, June 29, 2019

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, told a modest-sized crowd Friday that she would “work with anyone” to serve her constituents in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

She spoke to attendees at the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon at Holiday Inn & Suites.

June 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  The Town Hall Project, an organization dedicated to encouraging constituent participation in the democratic process, released its’ Jan-April 2019 Congressional Accessibility Report, which highlighted that Rep. Axne held sixteen town halls, more than any other freshman Member of Congress.

June 19, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, sent a second letter requesting the Treasury Department provide Congress with research conducted on the consumer cost of tariffs. Rep. Axne first wrote to the Treasury Secretary on May 23, following Sec. Mnuchin’s testimony at a House Financial Services Committee hearing, requesting information within ten days to support the Administration’s claims that China will pay the price for tariffs.
June 14, 2019 In The News
Like you, I’m sick and tired of corporations and special interests running the show. I’ve been in office for almost six months now, and I’ve been shocked at the Washington dysfunction and political corruption I’ve seen. I’m in Congress to fight for Iowans, not for myself or for special interests.
June 10, 2019 In The News

Ian Richardson, Des Moines Register, June 10, 2019


Residents of a Waukee mobile home park say the amount of rent increase the new owners of the Midwest Country Estates will hurt a lot of residents. Des Moines Register

Rep. Cindy Axne denounced Utah-based Havenpark Capital's plan to hike rent at some Iowa mobile home parks by up to 69% on Monday, calling it "unacceptable" in a letter sent to the company's managing partners.

June 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) signed onto a bipartisan amendment, introduced by U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), that would stop a Democratic-proposed pay increase for Members of Congress. This week, the House is expected to vote on a trillion dollar funding bill that would provide a $4,500 pay increase to Members of Congress, making their total salary $178,500.