Press Releases

November 21, 2019 Press Release
The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act protects employees from the violence they face on the job
Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted with a bipartisan majority of Republicans and Democrats to pass H.R. 1309, Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. Health care and social service workers – including nurses, doctors, social workers, emergency responders, and other types of caregivers – experience disproportionately high rates of workplace violence.
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November 20, 2019 Press Release
Vincristine, essential to cancer treatment for children, faces critical shortage
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led a bipartisan letter with Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting information on shortage of vincristine, a vital pediatric cancer drug. The letter, joined by 10 of their colleagues, highlights the critical importance of vincristine in treatments for children fighting cancer and the dire consequences of the shortage. According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports, the United States faces a critical shortage of the drug that is expected to last until December or January.
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November 20, 2019 Press Release
Axne leads bipartisan letter requesting information on shortage of vincristine, a vital pediatric cancer drug. Find the full copy of the letter below.
November 20, 2019 Press Release
With rising farm debt, Axne highlights how farmers are financially vulnerable

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Axne (IA-03), member of the House Agriculture Committee, questioned Chairman and CEO of the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), Glen Smith, on the rising amount of farm debt and farmers turning to alternative lenders who charge far higher interest rates at Tuesday’s Committee hearing.

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November 19, 2019 Press Release
Legislation streamlines federal recovery programs to help communities rebuild following natural disasters

WASHINGTON – Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Reforming Disaster Recovery Act to modernize federal disaster recovery programs in order to improve government services while saving taxpayer dollars. This legislation, which is co-sponsored by Rep.

November 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, joined House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in sending a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee.

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November 14, 2019 Press Release
Axne spoke on the House floor, calling for action on prescription drugs
Washington – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) addressed the House of Representatives, calling for action to lower the cost of prescription drugs.
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November 13, 2019 Press Release
By assisting employers, workers stand to benefit through skills training opportunities

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced introduction of legislation that will give small and mid-sized businesses a tax credit for workers training. 

November 13, 2019 Press Release
The vote will ensure veterans have better access to educational benefits

WASHINGTON –U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the bipartisan GI Planning Act which passed 408-0. Rep. Axne, along with 15 Republicans and Democrats, sponsored this legislation to provide new military recruits a 6-month window to choose their GI educational benefits plan. 

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November 7, 2019 Press Release
A tax on health insurance is scheduled to go into effect in 2020

Washington DC – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), along with 50 bipartisan new members of the House of Representatives, sent a letter regarding their concerns about the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). The tax, which is scheduled to go into effect for 2020 and 2021, would increase health insurance premiums for families, seniors, and state Medicaid markets.

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