Press Releases

July 7, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced they will be introducing legislation to give volunteer firefighters and first responders access to affordable housing programs in order to help Iowa fire departments recruit and retain more volunteers.

July 2, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced $24,406,172 in new federal grants to fund runway reconstruction projects at airports in Des Moines and Perry.

The Des Moines International Airport was awarded a $22,203,605 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to complete the fifth phase of reconstruction of a 9,000 foot runway at the airport.

July 1, 2021 Press Release
Axne measure to protect wages of local workers, funds for Iowa bridge, road, and transit projects all included in surface transportation bill

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) and a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve $21,901,000 in direct funding for Iowa infrastructure improvements included in the House’s surface transportation authorization legislation.

June 30, 2021 Press Release
The Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans’ Mental Health Act expands VA rural mental health programs and supports additional research

Today, President Joe Biden signed Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) bipartisan legislation to expand mental health care for rural veterans into law.

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June 30, 2021 Press Release
The Low Carbon Biofuel Credit Act was introduced today with Rep. Adrian Smith, Senators Klobuchar and Thune

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand the use of low-carbon renewable fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a new tax incentive for fuel with higher blends of ethanol.

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June 29, 2021 Press Release
Amendment to IG Independence and Empowerment Act sponsored by Axne would require more detailed rationale for the removal of an Inspector General

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully added an amendment to strengthen legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives that protects the independence of the federal government’s Inspectors General (IGs) and ensures they can continue investigations of waste, fraud, and abuse within their agencies.

June 25, 2021 Press Release

Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced a total of $151,200 in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant funding will be distributed to four facilities across Iowa’s Third Congressional District to help fund projects at a rural library, an opera center, a hospital and a mental health service provider.

June 25, 2021 Press Release

Today, the co-chairs of the bipartisan House Biofuels Caucus — Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), Rep. Angie Craig (MN-02), Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-AL), Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), and Rep.

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June 25, 2021 Press Release
Axne: “I will have strong reservations about supporting…if there is not also a pathway that will support” biofuels

Today, Rep.

June 24, 2021 Press Release
The Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans’ Mental Health Act now heads to the President’s desk

Today, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to approve Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) bipartisan legislation to expand mental health care for rural veterans. The legislation now heads to the desk of President Biden for his signature.

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