Seniors

Cindy will fight to make sure that every senior can retire with dignity. Cindy believes that Social Security and Medicare are promises we made to our seniors who worked hard and earned these benefits. Cindy will fight in Washington to stop attempts to cut benefits for current and future retirees and attempts to privatize Medicare and Social Security.

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March 4, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority in the House to advance a $8.3 billion funding package aimed at boosting federal, state, and local efforts to curb the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

January 15, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne voted with a bipartisan House to restore protections against age discrimination by passing the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). The standard for rulings on age bias was changed in 2009 when the Supreme Court ruled against Jack Gross, a West Des Moines insurance company supervisor who was included in a mass demotion of older supervisors at the company following a corporate merger.
December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass a package of appropriations bills and tax extenders, investing in key programs that help Iowans and provides funding certainty for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020.

December 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted for passage of H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act, a measure that will lower prescription drug prices and improve the quality of health care for Iowa seniors and families. Prior to passage of the final bill, the House voted unanimously to add Rep. Axne’s amendment to tackle excessive health care administrative costs to the final package.

November 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington DC – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), along with 50 bipartisan new members of the House of Representatives, sent a letter regarding their concerns about the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). The tax, which is scheduled to go into effect for 2020 and 2021, would increase health insurance premiums for families, seniors, and state Medicaid markets. The letter was sent to House Republican and Democratic leadership, including Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McCarthy, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the House Committee on Ways and Means.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced her co-sponsorship of the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R.3). This bill is another piece of healthcare reform Congresswoman Axne supports to help bring high-quality affordable health care to all Iowans.

The Lower Drug Costs Now Act is estimated to save the federal budget more than $345 billion over seven years according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The bill would:

October 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of three pieces of health care legislation that will work to lower the high cost of prescription drugs, reauthorize funding for the nursing programs, and improve options for end of life care.

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.

April 18, 2019 Event

I’m pleased to invite you to attend ‘SCAMWATCH: Protecting Vulnerable Iowans from Fraudsters’ with special guest, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.

While AG Miller and I are working hard to crack down on fraudsters, unfortunately, veterans and seniors remain particularly vulnerable to unscrupulous lenders. I’m hosting an event to help you better protect yourself from fraudulent lending. Veterans and members of our senior community are encouraged to attend.