Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines, will be among those attending today’s bill signing ceremony at the White House for the bipartisan infrastructure package.
For decades, investments in our country’s infrastructure have failed to keep up with our growth, leaving Iowans with some of the most structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. and increasing costs for Iowa’s families from bottlenecks created by outdated ports and transportation systems.
Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the co-founder of RAGBRAI John Karras as Iowan of the Week. RAGBRAI is the world’s oldest, largest, and longest recreational bicycling tour event, and it is a beloved Iowa tradition. John, who was a feature writer for the Des Moines Register, took his first ride across Iowa with some friends in 1973.
IARN — Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne and USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small have announced new energy investments in Iowa biofuels from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
Today, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) unveiled her new Supply Chain Solutions Agenda – a list of congressional legislation that she supports which she will be pushing Congress to pass in order to alleviate economic disruptions that are affecting Iowa’s small businesses and middle-class families.
U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne cheered the passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, calling it "the most monumental infrastructure investment that this country has seen."
In The News
Dr. Jill Biden joined Rep. Cindy Axne for events in Des Moines on Wednesday to promote the third child tax credit payments being delivered today.
President Joe Biden’s expanded child tax credit includes higher payments for every child parents have. For families with children 6-17, parents get $3,000 per child. For every child under 6, they get $3,600.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa was slow to get behind a $1 trillion infrastructure bill after the Senate passed it last month. It wasn’t the price tag that tripped up the Democrat from a swing House district. It was that none of the money was targeted for a home state industry — ethanol and biodiesel.
The U.S. House will include $1 billion in biofuels funding in its initial draft of the budget bill, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne said Wednesday.
As a fifth-generation Iowan, I know that sometimes it can feel like the federal government has overlooked states like ours and the rural communities that folks have called home for generations.
In the halls of Congress, I’m up against states that have dozens of representatives – so I’ve had to do the work of ten representatives to make sure Iowans’ voices are heard.
(Washington, DC) Congresswoman Cindy Axne has been named co-chair of a task force focused on the nation’s rural communities.
The Iowa Democrat says she will be recruiting other House Democrats to work on a policy agenda for the Rural Reinvestment Task Force.
Axne says she sees it as an opportunity to have a “greater voice” to raise rural issues up for discussion.
Congresswoman Cindy Axne, a Democrat from West Des Moines, says she’d like to see a proposed tax change get rolled back, so it only applies to the country’s richest families.
Over the past year, COVID-19 has forced us to adapt many aspects of our lives — from how we work and learn to how we safely interact with our communities.
Congresswoman Cindy Axne is urging Governor Kim Reynolds to utilize federal funds for COVID testing in schools that the state rejected earlier this year. Axne sent a letter to the governor asking her to deploy all available resources to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the classroom. The Iowa Department of Public Health declined to utilize more than 95-million dollars in CDC funding for t
Skills and career training programs are an important pathway for connecting Iowans with high-demand, good-paying jobs.
These programs can open doors to in-demand, exciting careers that don’t require a four-year degree or mountains of student debt.