Third District Democratic Congresswoman Cindy Axne has been named to the House Ag Commitee, after the removal of Congressman Steve King.
Axne says her priorities include trade and expanding broadband. Axne says she'll also push for programs to support beginning, family, veteran, minority, and women farmers.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as a voice for Iowa farmers on the House Agriculture Committee,” said Representative Axne. “Agriculture is not only an economic driver and job creator in our state, but our Iowa farmers and producers feed people here at home and around the world. Ensuring our agriculture industry thrives is not only beneficial for Iowa’s economy, but the entire country.”
“Iowa farmers are hurting from retaliation tariffs, a slower than usual harvest rate this year, a continuing decline of commodity prices, yet another decrease in farmland value this past year, and the ongoing government shutdown,” added Congresswoman Axne. “Iowans must be represented and have a voice on the House Agriculture Committee.”
Republican Congressman Steve King was removed from his committees this week, amid controversial remarks he made to a New York Times reporter.
King told WHO Radio this week his comments were mischaracterized, and vehemently denies being a racist. The comments, which included remarks about white supremacy and white nationalism have been condemned by members of Congress and the Iowa GOP.