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January 23, 2020 Press Release
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) sent a letter to the Director of Medicaid for Iowa demanding further investigation after learning that AmeriGroup, a health insurance and managed health care provider in Iowa, has begun decreasing reimbursement rates to businesses who provide vital medical supplies to Iowans on Medicaid.
January 21, 2020 Iowan of the Week
It is an honor to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Ms. Campos and celebrate the determination and hard work that she and other activists like her have put into Iowa. I have great respect and admiration for folks who stand up for people who can’t always stand up for themselves, and I am humbled by Ms. Campos’ decades and decades of bravery and compassion.
January 21, 2020 Press Release
In a letter to Rep. Axne, FEMA detailed $66 million in funding spent in Iowa as of January 8th, 2020. According to the letter, FEMA’s efforts in Iowa include providing aid to individuals, grants, crisis counseling, and administering flood insurance.
January 17, 2020 Iowan of the Week

Madam Speaker, I rise today to ask the House of Representatives to join me in recognizing Iowa’s Bondurant-Farrar High School’s art teacher Mr. Vandehaar for his hard work in his community and his students’ success in their many endeavours. 

January 17, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne announced the Waukee High School team behind the MedicMate app are the winners of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge for Iowa’s Third Congressional District.
January 16, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne voted to pass legislation to protect students who have been defrauded by higher education facilities and predatory for-profit colleges.
January 16, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) commended the Senate for advancing the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) Agreement, bringing the trade deal one step closer to full ratification. The agreement is now awaiting final signature by President Trump and ratification by the Canadian government.

January 15, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne voted with a bipartisan House to restore protections against age discrimination by passing the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA). The standard for rulings on age bias was changed in 2009 when the Supreme Court ruled against Jack Gross, a West Des Moines insurance company supervisor who was included in a mass demotion of older supervisors at the company following a corporate merger.
January 15, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), the only Iowa member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement ahead of the signing of a ‘Phase 1’ trade agreement between the United States and China: “As this administration has pursued a prolonged trade war with China, Iowa farmers have been the ones to pay the price..."
January 14, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced $1,000,000 in mental health and substance abuse service grants for the Iowa Department of Public Health.


In The News

December 5, 2019 In The News
“Iowa farmers have had a tough year with devastating weather across the state, ongoing trade wars harming export markets, and an EPA set on undermining the RFS and destroying demand for corn and soybeans,” Rep. Axne wrote. “A finalized trade agreement would provide certainty for farmers and producers by ending the threat of back and forth retaliatory tariffs that this administration has pursued.”
November 26, 2019 In The News

“Our pets are a part of our families, especially when you have young children. We asked those in uniform and those serving their country to move abroad to protect US interests. And now, due to a rule change, they are looking at thousands of dollars to bring their dog or cat home,” said Rep. Axne.

November 21, 2019 In The News

KMA Land, Ryan Matheny, November 21, 2019

(Washington, D.C.) -- Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne is joining colleagues on both sides of the aisle in demanding answers following a nationwide shortage of a critical pediatric cancer drug.

November 20, 2019 In The News

KMA Land, 

(Washington, D.C.) -- Legislation aimed at getting disaster aid to Iowa flood victims more efficiently has passed the U.S. House.

November 15, 2019 In The News
Small Business Administration response on flooding resources for SW Iowa.
November 12, 2019 In The News
This Monday, I spent the day with service members and their families in recognition of their sacrifices to our nation. As I’ve traveled around our district each month, I’ve heard from our service members about the ways Congress can help veterans and their families. I am committed to making sure their service and sacrifice is never forgotten. We owe no greater debt than to the men and women who have served our country.
September 18, 2019 In The News


Over the last district work period, I had the great privilege of traveling throughout the Third District and meeting with folks in every corner of Southwest Iowa. With 95 total stops, I visited 16 counties, 28 towns, held 10 town halls and traveled more than 1,000 miles to connect with you. I'm grateful to everyone who took the time to meet with me. 

September 18, 2019 In The News
(Washington) -- Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne is challenging members of her own party to include money for farmers struggling with tariffs imposed on overseas products in proposed budget bills. Earlier this week, the West Des Moines Democrat urged House Democratic leadership to include extensions for the commodity credit corporation in a continuing resolution so that the USDA can continue payments to struggling farmers. Axne's letter to Democratic leadership was in response to a recent Washington Post report that House Democrats are attempting to block President Trump's farm bailout program in the continuing resolution the House is expected to vote on later this week. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Wednesday morning, Axne says the tariff aid is included in a measure designed to prevent a government shutdown.