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July 24, 2017 Press Release
"Being in Congress should be about public service, not enjoying perks funded by Americans’ taxes."

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 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - "President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is good news for our country’s economy, workers, and taxpayers.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC - "It's obvious what's going on here: the mainstream media and the "resistance" movement have done everything they can do delegitimize President Trump since the day he was elected. And they like nothing more than getting Republicans to attack our own President over unproven allegations. We must stop taking the bait.

May 4, 2017 Press Release


Dubuque, IA - “Obamacare is collapsing. In Iowa the two largest insurers have already announced their departure from the market, and the third and final insurer is on the verge of leaving as well. This could leave over 70,000 Iowans with zero options for health insurance - it's clear that something needs to be done. 

April 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) released the following statement regarding the tax plan unveiled yesterday by the Trump Administration:

April 12, 2017 Press Release

Dubuque, IA - Congressman Rod Blum (IA-01) announced today that he will host a series of four town halls for the First District of Iowa during the May Congressional recess. 

“I look forward to these town halls and hearing the ideas and concerns of the citizens all across our amazing district,” Blum said.

March 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – "I support the President’s decision to pull the AHCA bill today. Throughout this process, I have been consistent in stating that the main goal of any reform bill must be to make healthcare more affordable for hardworking American families. Unfortunately, the AHCA fell short of that goal, and for that reason I could not support it.

February 10, 2017 Press Release
House Whistleblower Protection Caucus Supports Lerner Nomination to Serve Second Term Leading Office of Special Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA), along with the three other Co-Chairs of the bipartisan House Whistleblower Protection Caucus, authored a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in support of Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner’s nomination to serve a second term.

January 18, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Blum also maintains post on House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced that he will chair the Small Business Committee subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade for the 115th Congress, as well as continue his role on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for a second term.

January 4, 2017 Press Release
H.R. 69 Reauthorizes Office of Special Counsel

WASHINGTON, DC – Today the House of Representatives unanimously approved Congressman Rod Blum’s legislation to protect whistleblowers in the federal government by reauthorizing the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) through 2021.