Stories tagged: "Rep. Cindy Axne"

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Rep. Axne Wants Improvements to How Americans Are Getting Federal Aid During Pandemic

Rep. Cindy Axne wants the Treasury to improve how Americans get stimulus checks from the federal government.  Axne sent a letter to Treasury and the IRS, urging the departments to make improvements to the communication, distribution and financial costs related to sending payments as prepaid debit cards.  “While we understand that sending prepaid debit cards...

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Rep. Cindy Axne Helps Get Testing Site in Council Bluffs

The Council Bluffs area has seen an increase in cases in recent weeks, and the congresswoman had urged the governor to get the testing site up after weeks of delay.

Rep. Cindy Axne Pushes For More Testing, Contact Tracing; Faster Test Results

Rep. Cindy Axne wants to see testing for COVID-19 in Iowa ramped up.  The congresswoman sent a letter along with other members from Iowa to Gov. Kim Reynolds expressing their concern over the capability of the state’s testing program, known as Test Iowa.  The program promised to increase testing capacity in Iowa by 3,000 tests...

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Rep. Cindy Axne Gets Aid For Farmers in Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne secured significant funding for farmers in the federal relief package passed by Congress in response to the COIVD-19 pandemic. Under the CARES act, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) would receive $14 billion to replenish the organization’s funds and other commodities that help farmers who focus on specialty crops and livestock. The...

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Rep. Cindy Axne Discusses Testing for Medical Personnel, Equipment Shortages in Tele-Town Hall Meeting

Iowa Rep. Cindy Axne held a tele-town hall meeting this week alongside a panel of experts to give voters the chance to ask questions about the novel coronavirus pandemic. The remote town hall was conducted over the phone and allowed attendees to dial in and ask questions one at a time. Axne also included experts...

In Her First Year on The Hill, Rep. Cindy Axne’s Days are Filled With Running “Here, There And Everywhere”

As part of our Twenty for 2020 series, COURIER is sitting down with freshmen members of Congress to get a better understanding of what their first year on the Hill has been like. Rep. Cindy Axne (D) represents Iowa’s third district, which covers an area in the southwest part of the state. Axne is a...

Rep. Cindy Axne Announces Grant For Local Firefighters

Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-3) announced that the Hamburg Fire Protection Agency will receive two grants totalling $100,000. The new funding will go towards purchasing equipment for the rural fire service.