Fact Check: Cindy Axne Has Fought to Secure Compromise Deal on COVID-19 Relief
Axne has rejected unnecessary spending, openly pushed for agreement to deliver aid for those still in need during coronavirus pandemic
In his new ad, rejected Congressman David Young is desperate to smear Cindy Axne’s independent record of standing up to her leaders and openly pushing for compromise on a coronavirus aid package that would help Iowa’s families, businesses, and communities.
But the record shows that Cindy Axne has broken with her party and continued to push congressional negotiators to reach a deal on coronavirus relief:
- Cindy Axne broke with her party’s leadership over an aid package in May because of its inclusion of excess spending unrelated to the current crisis.
- Cindy continued to push for a compromise deal throughout the summer, pushing House leadership to a simplified package that could meet the Senate in the middle.
- Cindy Axne’s continued calls for a bipartisan agreement led to a restart in negotiations between Congress and the White House, and a reduction of the House’s offer to move the sides closer to compromise.
- As negotiations have continued, Cindy has been continuing to call for an agreement between the two sides as soon as possible to deliver aid for the Iowans that need additional assistance.
“David Young’s repeated attempts to smear Cindy Axne’s independent record of fighting for Iowa won’t convince voters who know that Cindy has always put them first,” said Ian Mariani, spokesperson for Cindy Axne for Congress. “In Congress, Cindy Axne has used her voice to push back on partisan games and seek a compromise that can deliver for Iowans in need.”
Over 75% of Cindy Axne’s votes in her first term in Congress were bipartisan, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce scored Cindy Axne as the most bipartisan member of the entire Iowa delegation.