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April 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) praised House passage of the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which included the Axne STOP grant amendment. The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which Rep. Axne co-sponsored on March 7, will support key provisions of the landmark legislation, provide additional resources and address gaps in current law to better protect women in Iowa and across the country from violence. The bill now heads to the Senate.
April 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) successfully amended the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to include a provision to increase grant funding for local law enforcement, state agencies and community organizations to better combat and prosecute violence against women. The Axne amendment increases funding for STOP (Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors) grants from $40 to $60 million annually. The House is expected to pass VAWA with the inclusion of the Axne amendment later today.
April 4, 2019 In The News

Raccoon Valley Radio, Sam McIntosh, April 4, 2019

While Iowans recover from March’s flooding, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne (D) is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to authorize emergency relief programs to assist farmers impacted.

April 3, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduced legislation to make the second generation biofuel producer tax credit permanent in order to support Iowa farmers, create jobs across the state and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. This legislation will incentivize investment in the development of advanced biofuel production by renewing a $1.01 per gallon tax credit for producers which expired at the end of 2017.
April 2, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s amendment to the bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) advanced out of the Rules Committee to the full House for approval. The Axne amendment would increase STOP grant funding for local law enforcement agencies and community organizations to better combat and prosecute violence against women. The House is expected to pass the bill later this week.
April 1, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the first day to submit artwork for the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition. Each Spring, the Congressional Art Institute sponsors the Artistic Discovery Contest to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation. High school students throughout the Third District are invited to submit original pieces of art to Rep. Axne’s office. The final day to submit artwork is April 30th.
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March 29, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to authorize emergency relief programs to assist Iowa farmers impacted by the severe flood. President Trump’s disaster declaration allowed for the USDA to authorize specific recovery programs, including Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program and the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), which are vital to helping Iowa farmers recover and rebuild. On March 25th, USDA announced the authorization of these programs for Nebraska farmers. In a letter sent today to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, Rep. Axne requested the agency immediately authorize these programs in Iowa as well.
March 28, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) invited the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accompany her on an April 6th tour of the flood damage in Southwest Iowa. As the Secretaries of two vital agencies that handle disaster recovery, Rep. Axne requested they survey the damage in order to fully understand the scope of federal assistance needed to rebuild these rural communities.
March 27, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Iowa’s three Democratic Representatives, Dave Loebsack (IA-02), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) and Cindy Axne (IA-03) called on the Department of Justice to drop its effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would lead to the loss of patient protections, including for those with pre-existing conditions, reopening the prescription drug donut hole, removing the ban on lifetime limits and taking away the ability for young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance until 26. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Loebsack called on the administration to halt its efforts to strike down the ACA.
March 26, 2019 In The News

Robin Opsahl, Des Moines Register, March 26, 2019

Rep. Cindy Axne said Iowa needs more federal funding to help with flood relief in a House floor speech Tuesday.

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