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

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.
August 5, 2019 In The News
As a Member of Congress, one of my most important responsibilities is to nominate constituents to our prestigious military academies. I am now accepting applications to nominate constituents between the ages of 17-22 to four U.S. service academies: the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. These institutions provide college-aged Americans with a tuition-free, four-year undergraduate education and prepare them to be officers of some of our nation's uniformed services. Upon graduation, service academy graduates are commissioned as officers in the active or reserve components of the military or merchant marine for a minimum of five years.
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.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded House passage of bipartisan legislation to provide tax relief to the surviving spouses and children of fallen service members. The bipartisan Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act (H.R. 2481) corrects a consequence of the tax bill that passed last Congress that is causing Gold Star families to see drastic tax increases. Rep. Axne is a co-sponsor of this legislation.  

May 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) signed onto legislation to provide tax relief to the surviving spouses and children of fallen service members. The bipartisan Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act (H.R. 2481) seeks to fix a consequence of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that is causing Gold Star families to see drastic tax increases.