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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June 3, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Rep. David McKinley (WV-01) unveiled bipartisan legislation that supports Americans who are caring for their older family members by offering tax credits to cover costs of elder care.

The Americans Giving Care to Elders (AGE) Act would provide tax credits of up to $1,200 to taxpayers earning under $200,000 to offset expenses incurred providing elder care – including the costs of personal and respite care, technological and environmental improvements, and care centers.

March 10, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to send the American Rescue Plan, the COVID-19 relief deal that Congress has crafted over the past month, to the President’s desk to become law.

The comprehensive legislation aimed at tackling the health and economic crises still facing Iowa and the United States includes multiple provisions championed by Rep. Axne, and billions of dollars in direct support for Iowa’s families, workers, and communities.

February 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced her intention to vote for the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive relief bill aimed at helping Iowans in need and accelerating efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislation includes an extension of enhanced unemployment benefits, a new round of direct payments, expansions of the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit, and direct relief to help Iowa’s renters, homeowners, small businesses, schools, and child care providers.

January 27, 2021 In The News

In the past year, America has faced overlapping challenges unlike anything we have seen in a century. A public health crisis has taken 100,000 of our friends and neighbors in just the past five weeks. An economic crisis has driven millions out of work and stretched food pantries to their limits. And national upheaval grappled with central threats to our republic — including racial injustice, environmental catastrophe, and fundamental threats to our elections and democracy. 

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.