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

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.
May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following reports of the untimely death of a veteran who had been receiving care at the Community Living Center (CLC) at the Des Moines Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) requested the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provide information on policies and procedures at the Des Moines VAMC that may have led to this tragic incident.

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 May 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.”