Press Releases

March 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which expired on September 30, 2018.

March 6, 2019 Press Release
Legislation would reestablish CFPB’s Office of Students and Young Consumers and restore supervision to prevent unscrupulous lenders from targeting active duty military
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03), who sits on the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, joined colleagues in introducing the Consumers First Act, legislation intended to better protect vulnerable Iowans, including students and active duty military, from predatory lending practices. The Consumers First Act would direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to re-establish offices dedicated to protecting student borrowers and require the CFPB to resume their examinations to protect active duty military from unscrupulous lenders.
March 5, 2019 Press Release
Health Care Task Force is committed to advancing bipartisan solutions to lower costs and expand coverage for all Iowans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced she will join the Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force, a group of Members committed to advancing practical, bipartisan policies to improve our healthcare system, lower costs, reduce burdens for small businesses and expand coverage across Iowa. The Health Care Task Force is part of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of 101 forward-thinking Democrats in the House of Representatives who are committed to pro-economic growth, pro-innovation, and fiscally responsible policies.
March 5, 2019 Press Release
Amendments would institute a life-time ban on Members of Congress from ever serving as lobbyists and prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used for first-class airline travel
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced two amendments to the For the People Act of 2019 (H.R. 1), legislation intended to end corruption in Washington and get money out of politics. Congresswoman Axne’s amendments would prohibit current and previous Members of Congress from ever serving as lobbyists and prohibit Members of Congress from using taxpayer dollars for first-class airline travel.
March 1, 2019 Press Release
On 90th Anniversary of signing of historic law to allow loved ones to visit fallen family members overseas, Resolution designates March 2 to honor our fallen service members and their families
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) joined a group of bipartisan colleagues in introducing a Resolution to establish March 2nd as national “Gold Star Families Remembrance Day.” The bipartisan resolution would honor and recognize the sacrifices made by the families of members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States who gave their lives to defend freedom and protect America. “I am proud to support this resolution to recognize and honor the families of service members who gave their lives to protect the freedom all Americans cherish,” said Rep. Axne. “Gold Star Remembrance Day ensures their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families will never be forgotten. On March 2nd, I encourage all Americans to celebrate these heroes as we strive to serve our own communities.”
February 27, 2019 Press Release
After hearing the stories of two Dallas County families with children suffering from ectodermal dysplasias, Axne sponsors bipartisan bill to ensure coverage for necessary care

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congresswoman Cindy Axne (IA-03), Collin Peterson (D-MN) and a bipartisan group of members reintroduced the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, legislation to ensure health care coverage for Iowa children suffering from rare genetic disorders and birth defects.

February 15, 2019 Press Release
Settlement comes one week after U.S. House passes Axne’s bill to crackdown on crimes against veterans

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) applauded Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on settling a case involving veteran fraud.

February 14, 2019 Press Release
Efficiency expert Axne continues to push for government accountability and transparency with Reining In Irresponsible Decorating Expenses Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) joined Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) and 15 Members of Congress in introducing the bipartisan Reining in Irresponsible Decorating Expenses (RIIDE) Act, legislation to rein in excessive and frivolous government spending.

February 13, 2019 Press Release
House legislation is similar to Sen. Ernst’s bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX-19) introduced the bipartisan No Budget, No Recess Act, legislation that would prevent lawmakers from leaving Washington if they fail to pass a budget. Rep. Axne’s House version is similar to the legislation that U.S.

February 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues, led by Reps. Dave Loebsack (IA-02) and Darin LaHood (IL-18), in calling for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit.