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July 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) introduced measures to prohibit Members of Congress from using taxpayer dollars to fly first class or lease personal vehicles. Blum’s amendments to the national security appropriations bill have been submitted to the Rules Committee, which will determine whether they will get a vote by the whole House.

June 6, 2017 Page

Term Limits Caucus

The Founding Fathers never intended for public service to be a long term career. Elected officials were to sacrifice their time for a limited period and then return to private life. As George Mason once said, “Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people, from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their burdens.”

May 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA), along with Reps. Gwen Graham (D-FL), and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) offered an amendment to the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act which would prohibit funds from being used to pay for first class travel for Members of the House of Representatives. Rep. Blum will testify in support of the bipartisan amendment today at 5 PM EST before the House Committee on Rules.

April 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) introduced his first bill, H.R.1740, the No Golden Parachutes for Public Service Act.  This legislation would prohibit Members of Congress from ever engaging in lobbying activities after they leave office.