The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced their endorsement of Representative Cindy Axne for Iowa’s Third Congressional District, citing her voice and voting record supporting economic growth and job creation in her first term in Congress.
“In challenging times, we are reminded of the importance of having leaders who understand the genius of the American system of government and free enterprise and who are willing to tackle the hard problems that confront our nation. Your continued leadership in Congress will benefit the nation as we combat the coronavirus, work to restore economic growth, and expand opportunities for all Americans,” said Thomas Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in his letter to Cindy Axne announcing her endorsement.
“Iowa’s small businesses are the backbone of our communities. They help grow our economies, create jobs, and are responsible for innovation and prosperity across our state – and I’m proud of my work fighting to support them, Iowa’s workers, and our local chambers of commerce in Washington,” said Cindy Axne. “On behalf of all those I have partnered with in Iowa and in Washington to promote those goals of growth and prosperity, I am proud to receive the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today.”
As a small business owner, Cindy Axne has been a champion for local economies and businesses in her first term in Congress.
Axne has fought to expand access to capital for rural entrepreneurs, co-authored legislation to invest in high-speed broadband connectivity for rural businesses, and pushed colleagues from both parties to finalize the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, Axne has focused on ensuring small businesses are heard and have the resources to stay afloat during tough economic times, including by reforming the Paycheck Protection Program to better assist local Iowa businesses.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Cindy Axne with their ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ award for her voting record in the first half of the 116th Congress.
The Chamber’s legislative scorecard also gave Axne the highest bipartisanship score of the entire Iowa congressional delegation.