Madam Speaker, I ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing an Iowan who embodies the value of a strong work ethic and the dedication it takes to learn a trade. Earlier this month we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week to highlight the impact and value of apprenticeship programs across the United States.
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 to expand the successful Registered Apprenticeship program and create nearly 1 million new apprenticeship opportunities over the next five years.
Today, Reps. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Bryan Steil (WI-01) introduced bipartisan legislation to create an advisory group of federal agencies and private sector experts to limit the use of the financial system by bad actors.
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced a new $4,894,006 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund a new low rent housing facility to replace the facilities that were damaged by last year’s flooding along the Missouri River.
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) colleagues unanimously elected her to represent the Midwest as a Regional Whip in the House Democratic Caucus for the upcoming term.
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on the announcement of new statewide measures in Iowa aimed to slowing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19):
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.
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.
In The News
Iowa’s congressional delegation wrote a bipartisan letter to United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to ask him to grant assistance to the state’s farmers affected by the derecho on August 10.
The U.S. House convened a rare weekend session Saturday in an attempt to stop the U.S. Postal Service from allegedly disrupting mail service to sabotage the November elections.
Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne this week took a tour of a derecho-impacted farm in Altoona.
Congresswoman Axne says she spoke with the owners of the nearly 2600-acre farm about what aid will be necessary to help Iowa rebuild damaged facilities, and the outlook for this year’s harvest. Axne described the storm damage that she witnessed to the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network.
Unemployment Claims Highlight Need for Stimulus
U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne called for the resignation of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday, citing mail slowdowns and “growing proof that these delays are being done intentionally to deny citizens their right to safely vote this fall.”
In recent months, public health and economic crises have combined to create a perfect storm that threatens all ships. But we must acknowledge those that were in peril long before this maelstrom struck.
One of KMAland's congressional representatives is awestruck by the devastation from this week's massive storm.
"We think Iowa has seen everything, and when it's storm that nobody's heard of, we know it's something else."
Iowa housing developers and advocates on Wednesday told U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne that the coronavirus pandemic threatens to worsen an already challenging affordable housing scene in Iowa.
Congress is considering legislation that would include rural businesses and communities initially left out of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus package.