Cindy believes we owe no greater debt than to the men and women, and their families, who have served our country.  

In Congress, Cindy will continue to fight to make sure Washington takes care of all of our veterans and their families. She will look at policies to ensure that veterans have the skills they need for good-paying jobs and access to quality, affordable health care.

For more information concerning work and views related to Veterans issues, please contact our office.



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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.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to advance a package of four appropriations bills containing billions in investments for programs to protect Iowa’s agricultural economy, environment, rural communities, and its veterans.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to advance the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense policy bill that includes two Axne-sponsored amendments to block divestment from Iowa’s RC-26 program and expand skills and job training for the Iowa Air National Guard, Iowa National Guard, and other Reserve members.

July 20, 2020 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to amend the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to include Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) bipartisan legislation that will expand transitional skills training and employment assistance for members of the National Guard and reserves.

July 14, 2020 In The News

As tens of thousands of National Guard and reserve members remained mobilized around the country for coronavirus response missions, lawmakers are pushing to expand their military benefits after that work is finished.

July 13, 2020 Press Release
Today, Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03), William Timmons (SC-04), Mike Bost (IL-12), Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Greg Murphy (NC-03), and Max Rose (NY-11) unveiled bipartisan legislation to provide in-demand skills training and employment assistance to members of National Guard and Reserve who are within 180 days of transitioning into civilian life.
July 2, 2020 Iowan of the Week


Madam Speaker, as we near Independence Day, I am reflecting on all of the selfless contributions and sacrifices our servicemembers have made for our country since July 4th, 1776. That is why today, I rise to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Sara Maniscalco Robinson, the Executive Director and Founder of Iowa Veterans' Perspective, as our Iowan of the Week.

May 27, 2020 In The News

After 76 years, Crescent native and World War II veteran U.S. Army Private First Class Ray Sturm had his service record corrected on March 3 to reflect his time held as a prisoner of war.

The correction was made thanks to the efforts of Gene Sturm — his son, and Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne, D-3rd District.

May 21, 2020 Press Release
“Over the past few months, our men and women serving in Iowa’s National Guard have worked early mornings, late nights, and long days helping our communities. Our Guard has been staffing COVID-19 testing sites, helping out at Iowa’s food banks, and distributing supplies to Iowans across our state,” said Rep. Axne. “The Pentagon should extend federal authorization for their work to ensure they can qualify for benefits they’re earning in service to our state.”
April 7, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to get more clarity and assistance for veterans during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In her letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, Rep. Axne seeks assurances that the Department is equipped and prepared to handle an extended COVID-19 outbreak.