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.

 

  • Rep. Axne joined a group of bipartisan colleagues in introducing a resolution to establish March 2nd as national “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day.” The bipartisan resolution would honor and recognize the sacrifices made by the families of members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States who gave their lives to defend freedom and protect America.

 

  • The House passed the Axne-sponsored bipartisan Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act to crack down on criminals who attempt to defraud veterans. The bipartisan legislation would increase penalties on fraudsters who target veterans and provide authorities with additional tools to take legal action against those who seek to defraud men and women who have served our country.

 

  • Rep. Axne co-sponsored the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. The bill would allow more Vietnam veterans to receive disability benefits for conditions linked to herbicide exposure.

 

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

 

More on Veterans

April 24, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m. at the Mount Ayr Public Library in Mount Ayr! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

April 18, 2019 Event

I’m pleased to invite you to attend ‘SCAMWATCH: Protecting Vulnerable Iowans from Fraudsters’ with special guest, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.

While AG Miller and I are working hard to crack down on fraudsters, unfortunately, veterans and seniors remain particularly vulnerable to unscrupulous lenders. I’m hosting an event to help you better protect yourself from fraudulent lending. Veterans and members of our senior community are encouraged to attend.

April 6, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 6 at 10:15 a.m. at the Taylor County Historical Museum in Bedford! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

April 6, 2019 Event

Come meet Cindy this Saturday, April 6 at 12:15 p.m. at the Depot Deli in Shenandoah! Cindy will be available to answer questions about her work in Washington and to discuss issues or concerns facing your community.

Having a problem with a federal agency? Have questions about a government program? Applying to a military service academy? Members from Cindy’s staff will also be in attendance to assist with casework concerns.

March 23, 2019 In The News

Des Moines Register, Luke Nozicka, March 23, 2019

Jen Steele became emotional as she spoke into the microphone. 

The West Des Moines woman's daughter was 6 when she was diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia, a genetic disorder that has left her without 18 permanent teeth.

The defect not only affects the ability to chew but also a child's confidence and speech. Because insurance companies consider the treatment cosmetic, Steele's out of pocket cost was estimated up to $100,000 — more than her family's annual income. 

March 12, 2019 Page

Congresswoman Axne will have members of her district staff in central and southwest Iowa for open office hours. District Representatives will be available to assist constituents having difficulty with a federal agency, address questions to the office, and listen to issues or concerns facing communities.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. The April schedule for open office hours is available below.

 

Adair County

March 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a group of bipartisan colleagues in introducing a Resolution to establish March 2nd as national “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day.” The bipartisan resolution would honor and recognize the sacrifices made by the families of members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States who gave their lives to defend freedom and protect America. “I am proud to support this resolution to recognize and honor the families of service members who gave their lives to protect the freedom all Americans cherish,” said Rep. Axne. “Gold Star Remembrance Day ensures their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families will never be forgotten. On March 2nd, I encourage all Americans to celebrate these heroes as we strive to serve our own communities.”
February 25, 2019 In The News

 

February 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on settling a case involving veteran fraud. A Nashua investment adviser accused of illegally selling advice to veterans must now change her business practices and pay $7,500.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bipartisan Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act, which was co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), to would crackdown on criminals who attempt to defraud veterans. The bipartisan legislation would increase penalties on fraudsters who target veterans and provide authorities with additional tools to take legal action against those who seek to defraud men and women who have served our country.