Press Releases

September 22, 2020 Press Release
Updated continuing resolution also includes guardrail to prevent fossil fuel refiners from receiving farm aid payments

Today, after Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged House leadership to reverse course and include an extension of funding for farm aid programs, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a government funding resolution with vital aid for Iowa’s family farmers.

September 21, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would help guard against counterfeit, deceptive, and malicious attempts to take advantage of Americans during a global pandemic

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced legislation written by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to help protect Americans from fraud during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

September 21, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Axne breaks with House leadership, demands inclusion of Commodity Credit Corporation extension in funding resolution in letter with entire Iowa delegation

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) shared concerns with the House’s draft government funding resolution and urged Congressional leadership to revise it to include an extension of the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) borrowing authority to ensure aid for struggling farmers is not denied in the coming months.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

Tonight, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) issued the following statement on the passing of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a champion of progress and women’s rights unlike any other in the history of this nation. Known to so many as simply RBG, her advocacy made her the icon that she is today.

September 17, 2020 Press Release
Axne championed increasing this funding and renewing the Violence Against Women Act, which remains stalled in the Senate
Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced $1,731,703 in new Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (STOP) formula grants for the Iowa Department of Justice. These grants are used to strengthen investigation and prosecution of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking offenses. STOP grants also play a key role in enhancing community services for survivors.
September 17, 2020 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) voted to advance legislation she co-sponsored to improve workplace protections and accommodations for pregnant workers.

September 16, 2020 Press Release
The Child Care Protection Improvement Act creates a task force to help states comply with background check requirements for child care workers

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously advanced bipartisan legislation sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) to improve protections for children in child care facilities and ensure the safety of early care and education settings.

September 15, 2020 Press Release
In May, Rep. Axne wrote directly to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao to push for the approval of this grant.
September 15, 2020 Press Release
Axne letter with over 100 cosigners urges change to an executive order from July that would raise the cost of insulin, epinephrine for patients of community health centers

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) led a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requesting they rescind or decline to enforce an Executive Order which would drive up the costs of insulin and epinephrine for patients at community health centers (CHCs).

September 14, 2020 Press Release
With possibility of a ‘continuing resolution’ pushing funding deadline into 2021, Axne and Wexton push for commonsense changes to child care savings account

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Rep. Jennifer Wexton (VA-10) urged congressional appropriators to include bipartisan legislation aimed at preserving child care savings in any extension of government funding later this month.