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.

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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.

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: