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

September 23, 2021 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced the Transition for Success Act, bipartisan legislation written by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to provide skills training and employment assistance to members of the National Guard and Reserve, as a part of this year’s defense policy bill.

September 20, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led the Iowa delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives in the introduction of a resolution honoring the service and sacrifice of Iowa servicemembers over the past two decades in Afghanistan.

September 2, 2021 Press Release

Earlier today, the House Committee on Armed Services voted to advance legislation written by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to provide in-demand skills training and employment assistance to members of National Guard and Reserve who are within 180 days of transitioning into civilian life.

July 29, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to approve and advance a package of seven appropriations bills to fund investments ranging from public health and safety initiatives to expansions of federal support for broadband, skills training, and rural communities.

The legislation includes multiple provisions that Rep. Axne worked to secure over the first half of 2021, including direct funding for nine projects across Iowa’s Third Congressional District and provisions to prevent closures or delivery service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

July 27, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) reintroduced bipartisan legislation she wrote last Congress that will provide in-demand skills training and employment assistance to members of National Guard and Reserve who are within 180 days of transitioning into civilian life.

Currently, the U.S. Department of Defense offers access to the SkillBridge program to active duty servicemembers transitioning out of their military service. SkillBridge connects departing servicemembers to in-demand skills training and prospective employers who are ready to hire.

July 26, 2021 Press Release

Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) named Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) the Co-Chair of the Rural Reinvestment Task Force, a new group aimed at developing and advancing policy solutions that will support rural communities across the U.S.

June 30, 2021 Press Release

Today, President Joe Biden signed Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) bipartisan legislation to expand mental health care for rural veterans into law.

The Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans’ Mental Health Act, named in memory of Iowa veteran Brandon Ketchum, establishes new Rural Access Network for Growth Enhancement (RANGE) programs through the VA and supports additional research on rural veteran mental health care needs.

June 24, 2021 Press Release

Today, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to approve Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) bipartisan legislation to expand mental health care for rural veterans. The legislation now heads to the desk of President Biden for his signature.

May 18, 2021 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to advance Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) bipartisan legislation to expand mental health care for rural 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.