Veterans

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.

 

 

More on Veterans

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.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined Democratic and Republican colleagues in the House in voting to pass a four-bill package of appropriations bills and provide funding certainty to support our national security for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2020.

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.

November 26, 2019 Press Release
Des Moines, IA - Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to the Commanding General of TRANSCOM and the Director General of the Foreign Service to offer her assistance in ensuring that those serving overseas are able to bring their family pets home. Due to height, weight, distance, and breed restrictions on commercial flights, members of the Military and Foreign Service have limited options for bringing their pet home with them once their tour of duty is complete.
November 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the bipartisan GI Planning Act which passed 408-0. Rep. Axne, along with 15 Republicans and Democrats, sponsored this legislation to provide new military recruits a 6-month window to choose their GI educational benefits plan. 

November 12, 2019 In The News
This Monday, I spent the day with service members and their families in recognition of their sacrifices to our nation. As I’ve traveled around our district each month, I’ve heard from our service members about the ways Congress can help veterans and their families. I am committed to making sure their service and sacrifice is never forgotten. We owe no greater debt than to the men and women who have served our country.
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 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – The Paralyzed Veterans of America released a letter of support for Axne-backed Reforming Disaster Recovery Act of 2019, calling for the House to vote for and pass this legislation. Sponsored by Financial Services Subcommittee Chairman Al Green (D-TX) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), the bill passed the House Financial Services Committee in July with strong bipartisan support. Rep. Cindy Axne, a member of House Financial Services Committee, co-sponsored the legislation and helped ensure its passage on Committee.
October 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act (H.R. 886) on Monday. This legislation addresses the unique needs of veterans who are in the criminal justice system by proving funding to set up Veteran Treatment Courts across the country and expanding the program within the Department of Justice in coordination with the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

October 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the bipartisan Homeless Veterans Families Act, legislation to help homeless veterans with children find a safe place to live. The legislation, which Rep. Axne is a co-sponsor of, will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reimburse organizations which house veterans for the additional costs associated with sheltering children of homeless veterans.