Press Releases

April 12, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Dave Loebsack who announced today he would leave Congress at the end of this term:

April 11, 2019 Press Release
Axne called on USDA to authorize emergency relief programs available following a Presidential disaster declaration in Iowa on March 29th
DES MOINES – Following Rep. Axne’s request to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Perdue, the USDA announced it has authorized emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres in Iowa through May 14, 2019. The authorization was granted to address the impacts of the recent flooding in Iowa. Participation is limited to livestock producers who lost pasture or fences due to the flooding. More information on the program is available here.
April 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to pass H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act, to restore popular, bipartisan net neutrality protections for consumers and small businesses.

April 10, 2019 Press Release
New House emergency supplemental bill includes an additional $3 billion to address Midwest flooding and funds programs Axne requested last Friday
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s request for Iowa relief funding was successfully included in the new House appropriations emergency disaster supplemental bill which was introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY). The new emergency appropriations bill includes an additional $3 billion to address urgent needs following flooding in the Midwest and tornadoes in the South. In addition to the $3 billion, the new bill also includes funding for specific recovery programs Rep. Axne requested in a letter to House appropriators last Friday.
April 8, 2019 Press Release
Axne legislation would ensure Iowa is included as part of any 2019 disaster supplemental funding
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation that would ensure Iowa is included in any new emergency disaster supplemental funding legislation following the Senate’s failure to move forward a $13 billion appropriations bill last week. Specifically, the bill would ensure that the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP) is amended to include Iowa flooding. This legislative change would authorize Iowa to access funding for programs to help rebuild communities suffering due to flooding that occurred in Iowa in the calendar year 2019. The legislation is similar to an amendment Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) offered to the Senate bill which stalled last week.
April 5, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Following a request to House and Senate leadership to immediately pass a disaster supplemental appropriations bill, Rep. Axne called for funding for specific federal relief programs for Iowa. In a letter sent today to House appropriators, Rep. Axne identified specific programs to help Iowa recover from the estimated $1.57 billion in damages. Additionally, Rep. Axne requested Congress identify ways to improve communication and notification systems with the Army Corp of Engineers and Iowa communities.
April 5, 2019 Press Release
Axne expresses disappointment in the Senate for failing to pass a disaster bill, urges Congress to act immediately

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House and Senate leadership to immediately pass a disaster relief bill that fully funds recovery programs for all affected areas, including Iowa.

April 4, 2019 Press Release
Axne amendment increases grant funding for local law enforcement, state agencies and community organizations to better combat and prosecute violence against women
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which included the Axne STOP grant amendment. The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which Rep. Axne co-sponsored on March 7, will support key provisions of the landmark legislation, provide additional resources and address gaps in current law to better protect women in Iowa and across the country from violence. The bill now heads to the Senate.
April 4, 2019 Press Release
House votes to include Axne amendment to increase grant funding for local law enforcement, state agencies and community organizations to better combat and prosecute violence against women
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully amended the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to include a provision to increase grant funding for local law enforcement, state agencies and community organizations to better combat and prosecute violence against women. The Axne amendment increases funding for STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) grants from $40 to $60 million annually. The House is expected to pass VAWA with the inclusion of the Axne amendment later today.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
Legislation would make tax credits for advanced biofuels, which expired at the end of 2017, permanent
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation to make the second generation biofuel producer tax credit permanent in order to support Iowa farmers, create jobs across the state and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This legislation will incentivize investment in the development of advanced biofuel production by renewing a $1.01 per gallon tax credit for producers which expired at the end of 2017.

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