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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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.

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.

May 25, 2020 Page
Four different phases of bipartisan relief have been approved by Congress to help Iowa respond to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in our communities – and it is crucial that Iowans can account for how much aid has come to our state. As federal and state agencies respond to my requests for information, I will post their data and responses here for all Iowans to see. – Congresswoman Cindy Axne
April 21, 2020 Press Release
“With the spread of coronavirus among high-risk groups like older Iowans, our seniors and those living with disabilities need our support now more than ever,” said Rep. Axne. “By supporting these programs, we take steps to ensure Iowa’s most vulnerable populations still receive essential services and protections during this pandemic. I will continue fighting in Washington to bring additional funding back to Iowa to help mitigate the impacts of this crisis.”
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: