Press Releases

July 22, 2021 Press Release
Axne, who joined Biden at White House today for signing of the new law, had previously urged congressional leaders to ensure strong funding for grant programs under the Victims of Crime Act

Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined President Joe Biden at the White House today for the signing of bipartisan legislation originally cosponsored by Axne that will make critical improvements to victim services programs that receive grant funding through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

July 22, 2021 Press Release
The ALLIES Act helps ensure those who assisted American troops can safely leave Afghanistan

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance bipartisan legislation that helps ensure the United States meets its commitments to those who served alongside U.S. servicemembers in Afghanistan as interpreters, drivers, security personnel, and other aides by providing safety and a new life for them and their families free from the threat of Taliban retribution.

July 21, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation will assist in cleanup of PFAS chemicals, support community water systems

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance comprehensive legislation aimed at protecting clean drinking water access, combating toxic per- and poly-fluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals, and supporting community water systems and cleanup efforts.

July 20, 2021 Press Release
Legislation co-sponsored by Axne would restore the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to get victims of scams and fraud repaid after a recent Supreme Court ruling blocked that authority

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to ensure victims of scams, fraud, and other bad actors can get their money returned to them by passing legislation she co-sponsored earlier this year.

July 14, 2021 Press Release
The Year-Round Fuel Choice Act, led by the House Biofuels Caucus, reacts to recent D.C. Circuit ruling by affirming EPA’s authority to allow summer sale of E15

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and her fellow co-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus introduced legislation to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority to allow the sale of E15 and higher blends of ethanol to be sold year-round.

July 13, 2021 Press Release
Neighborhood Homes Investment Act would provide a tax credit for home renovation in Iowa

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced that she is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to encourage investment and repairs of homes in distressed neighborhoods. 

July 8, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the opening of the submission window for the 2021 Congressional App Challenge in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

High school and middle school students throughout the Third District are invited to submit their original app designs to Rep. Axne’s office.

July 7, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced they will be introducing legislation to give volunteer firefighters and first responders access to affordable housing programs in order to help Iowa fire departments recruit and retain more volunteers.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced $24,406,172 in new federal grants to fund runway reconstruction projects at airports in Des Moines and Perry.

The Des Moines International Airport was awarded a $22,203,605 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to complete the fifth phase of reconstruction of a 9,000 foot runway at the airport.

July 1, 2021 Press Release
Axne measure to protect wages of local workers, funds for Iowa bridge, road, and transit projects all included in surface transportation bill

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve $21,901,000 in direct funding for Iowa infrastructure improvements included in the House’s surface transportation authorization legislation.