WASHINGTON – On Monday, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, announced that she will return to the House Financial Services Committee for the 117th Congress to continue her work for Iowa’s families, small businesses, and local industries.
“Whether it was tackling COVID-19 fraud, ensuring stimulus checks were distributed fairly, protecting Iowa jobs from outsourcing, keeping roofs over the heads of our families, or supporting rural entrepreneurs – my work through the Financial Services Committee has always sought to help my constituents through all manners of challenges,” Axne said. “Over the past two years, I’ve used my role on the House Financial Services Committee to raise the concerns of Iowa’s workers, businesses, renters and homeowners, and consumers – and I look forward to continuing that work alongside my colleagues and the Biden Administration.”
One of the first measures written by Axne that passed out of the House written came from her work on the Financial Services Committee. The Expanding Access to Capital for Rural Job Creators Act 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.
She also used her role on the Committee to advocate for COVID-19 relief and improved delivery of aid approved by Congress – including assistance for renters, improved delivery of direct payments, and protecting consumers from COVID-19 scams.
Axne will also serve on the House Agriculture Committee in the 117th Congress.