U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne

D.C. Dispatch: Jan. 6 investigation begins in the House, lawmakers react to CDC guidance

BY: - July 30, 2021

Howdy folks, welcome to the D.C. Dispatch. This week in Washington, the House investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot began. Meanwhile, Iowa’s lawmakers railed against new mask guidance, passed legislation on opioids and national parks, and demanded more support for biofuels and imported prescription drugs. The House on Tuesday held the first meeting of […]

Iowa elections 2022: Who’s running for governor and for Congress?

BY: - July 30, 2021

With more than a year to go before the 2022 election, the field is already filling up in Iowa. Several candidates, including some familiar faces from past campaigns, have announced their plans to seek higher office. Both Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sen. Chuck Grassley are up for reelection in 2022, although neither has officially announced […]

D.C. Dispatch: Lawmakers vote together on Afghanistan visas and crime victims fund

BY: - July 23, 2021

Welcome to the D.C. Dispatch, your weekly news roundup of what Iowans are doing in the nation’s capital. This week, Iowa legislators aligned on bills to expand and expedite the visa process for allies in Afghanistan and to preserve the Crime Victims Fund. On the campaign side of things, all eyes were on U.S. Sen. […]

D.C. Dispatch: Iowa delegation united to allow year-round E-15 sales

BY: - July 16, 2021

This week in D.C., the Iowa delegation came together on bills that would allow the year-round sale of E-15 fuel. They also introduced or co-sponsored bills on broadband, immigration and home repair.  All six of Iowa’s elected officials in D.C. have signed onto legislation that would amend the Clean Air Act to allow the year-round […]

D.C. Dispatch: Grassley opposes marijuana, Hinson works on disaster recovery bills

BY: and - July 9, 2021

After the holiday weekend, Iowa’s representatives in D.C. focused on a range of different things, from flood preparedness to drug policy to flags. Here’s the latest: Axne plugs child care tax credits in Des Moines U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, Iowa’s only Democrat in the congressional delegation, was in Des Moines Thursday to promote the expanded […]

Axne: Court rulings against biofuels are ‘based on old science’

BY: - July 8, 2021

In recent weeks, U.S. courts have dealt two major blows to the biofuels industry, ruling in favor of oil refineries and against year-round sale of E-15 ethanol fuel. U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne said Thursday the rulings were “based on old science” in the law — outdated language that she intends to change. “These laws were […]

D.C. Dispatch: Biden signs rural mental health bill, Republicans vote against Jan. 6 commission

BY: - July 2, 2021

Ahead of the July 4th holiday, members of Iowa’s congressional delegation led the passage of a veteran’s mental health bill, visited Iowa in a glimpse of what the 2024 caucus cycle might look like and voted on whether to create a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Here’s what you missed in D.C. […]

D.C. Dispatch: Senators block election bill, representatives split on age discrimination

BY: - June 25, 2021

Welcome to the D.C. Dispatch, your weekly update on Iowa’s congressional delegation. This week in Washington, Iowa’s senators blocked a Democrat-led election bill from advancing and House representatives split on an age discrimination vote. Iowa Poll finds shaky support for Grassley re-election The Des Moines Register released a June Iowa Poll that found nearly two-thirds […]

D.C. Dispatch: Republicans object to oncoming water regulations

BY: - June 21, 2021

Welcome to the D.C. Dispatch, a weekly roundup of news about Iowa’s congressional delegation. Here’s what Iowa’s senators and representatives did in D.C. last week. Republicans object to new water regulations, write to Vilsack The Environmental Protection Agency announced June 9 that it would repeal the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, a former President Donald Trump-era […]

U.S. Secretary of Labor says cutting unemployment aid won’t fix worker shortages

BY: - June 18, 2021

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to end federal unemployment benefits early won’t solve Iowa’s worker shortages, U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said Friday during a visit to Des Moines. Reynolds announced in May that Iowa would stop participating in federal unemployment benefits in an effort to encourage people to return to the workplace. The federal […]

Rep. Cindy Axne: Infrastructure bill needs child care, broadband programs

BY: - June 7, 2021

U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne says biofuels, child care and broadband are key priorities for a massive infrastructure plan undergoing negotiations in Washington D.C. President Joe Biden is working with Republicans to pare back his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal and secure bipartisan support. Some moderate Democrats have insisted that Republicans work alongside Democrats on the bill, […]

Bill of rights for residents of manufactured housing introduced in Congress

BY: - May 26, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne is pushing for tenants’ rights to extend to residents of manufactured housing communities to protect them from predatory rent hikes. The Iowa Democrat introduced two pieces of legislation last week. One bill aims to establish a set of minimum standards and protections for tenants of manufactured housing communities, which are […]