Press Releases

January 23, 2020 Press Release
In letter to Iowa Medicaid director, Rep. Axne says an insurance company’s bottom line shouldn’t limit Iowans’ access to critical medical supplies without serious and transparent justification
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 Press Release
Funding tracker now accounts for more than $500 million spent on Iowa flood recovery
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 Press Release
Waukee High School Students Created App to Streamline Patient Intake at Hospitals and Trauma Centers
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
Bill restores protections for older workers weakened by 2009 SCOTUS ruling against Iowa’s Jack Gross
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.
January 14, 2020 Press Release
Legislation will help expedite employment assistance for American workers and hold companies accountable for jobs sent overseas

Washington D.C. — Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Offshoring Notification Act, a bill that will get assistance to Americans who have lost their jobs to outsourcing quicker and further protect American jobs by holding corporations accountable for sending jobs overseas.

January 14, 2020 Press Release
Town Hall Project says Rep. Axne held second most town hall events of any House member
Town Hall Project honored Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) as the most accessible freshman member of the House of Representatives in their 2019 Congressional Accessibility Report. Rep. Axne held more town halls last year than any other first year Member of Congress.