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July 18, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the Affordable and Accessible Health Care Task Force, praised House passage of bipartisan legislation that would permanently repeal a provision within the Affordable Care Act that would raise premium prices on Iowa families. The Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019 would permanently repeal the 40 percent excise tax on the most expensive employer-provided health insurance plans, known as the ‘Cadillac Tax.’ Although the ‘Cadillac Tax’ is levied on insurance companies, if enacted, it would raise premiums on middle class families.
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July 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) legislation to hold corporations accountable for outsourcing American jobs passed the House Financial Services Committee and now heads to the House floor for consider. By requiring corporations to disclose where their jobs are located, the Outsourcing Accountability Act will shed light on the prevalence of outsourcing and make it harder for companies to deceive workers whose jobs have been shipped overseas.
July 17, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House Financial Services Committee passage of bipartisan legislation to reform federal disaster recovery programs in order to improve government services while saving taxpayer dollars. The legislation, which is sponsored by Rep. Axne, would ensure funds appropriated by Congress are delivered to disaster victims in a timely manner and would protect taxpayer dollars by increasing safeguards against misuse of program resources. The legislation passed out of the House Financial Services Committee and now heads to the House floor for consideration.
July 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, praised unanimous committee passage of legislation that will help ensure Iowans in rural communities have access to affordable rental housing options. The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Axne, will strengthen U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) programs that preserve and expand affordable housing options in rural communities. The legislation passed out of the House Financial Services Committee yesterday and now heads to the House floor.
July 11, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) and Rep. James Baird (R-IN-04) urged U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to prioritize agricultural inspections to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) among domestic swine herds. In a letter sent to Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan, the Representatives called attention to the rapid spread of ASF in Europe and Asia and highlighted the threat the disease poses to American hogs and our pork industry.
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July 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-03) joined a group of colleagues, led by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA-38), to introduce a bipartisan resolution designating July 10th as Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day to honor the contributions and sacrifices made by the men and women who have helped build and power our nation by maintaining electrical power systems.
July 10, 2019 In The News

KMA, Mike Peterson, July 10, 2019

(Washington) -- Legislation spurring rural entrepreneurship passed in one portion of Congress Tuesday.

July 9, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Cindy Axne’s (IA-03) Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act, bipartisan legislation to support rural entrepreneurs and communities. The bipartisan Axne-led bill would ensure rural entrepreneurs and small business owners have a seat at the table as federal policymakers consider new rules that govern investment and capital.
July 9, 2019 Press Release

DES MOINES, IOWA – Today, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D-IA) released the following statement criticizing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed biofuel targets for 2020, which would remain virtually the same as 2019 obligations.

July 8, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced the Outsourcing Accountability Act, legislation that seeks to curb the practice of outsourcing American jobs by requiring publicly-traded companies to disclose in their annual report information about where employees are located by State and Country. Currently, publicly-traded companies are not required to list where their employees are located, making it easy for corporations to hide when they ship American jobs overseas.

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