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

May 5, 2021 Press Release

This week, the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Sen. Jon Tester of Montana and Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas, introduced Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) legislation to expand mental health care for rural veterans in the U.S. Senate.

April 15, 2021 In The News

Brandon Ketchum's family is grateful to Iowa's members of Congress, who have not forgotten the tragic way he died almost five years ago.

All four of Iowa's U.S. House members are supporting the "Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans’ Mental Health Act," which was discussed in a hearing Thursday.

April 13, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led the entire Iowa House delegation in honoring the memory and service of Sergeant Brandon Ketchum of Iowa with the introduction of bipartisan legislation named in his honor that would expand access to mental health care for rural veterans.

In 2016, Sgt. Brandon Ketchum of Davenport died by suicide after he was denied access to mental health services related to his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility in Iowa.

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.

February 17, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to urge expanded availability of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines for veteran caregivers.

December 28, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives to override the presidential veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21).

The bipartisan legislation, which includes a 3% pay raise for servicemembers and other provisions championed by Rep. Axne, passed with over 300 votes in the House and 84 votes in the Senate earlier this month.

November 13, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Veterans Day offers Americans time each year to reflect on the service and sacrifices that our veterans, reminding us of the freedoms and values we might take for granted other days. This is the week for us to pay our respects to those who have served and stand united in respect for our veterans. That is why today, I rise to honor a veteran who is a shining example of what it means to serve both in uniform and in his community. I am proud to recognize Bernie Stone as Iowan of the Week.

November 10, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded three central Iowa businesses recognized for their commitment to employing veterans through awards from the U.S. Department of Labor.

“I know our Iowa veterans have the grit, skills, and work ethic that can help any business grow and compete,” said Rep. Axne. “It is great to see we have three employers from central Iowa recognized for their commitment to hiring Iowa’s veterans.”

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.