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Rep. Blum Announces $117 Million for Cedar Rapids Flood Wall
July 5, 2018
Today, Congressman Rod Blum is pleased to announce that his top priority - securing federal funding for the Cedar Rapids flood wall - has come to fruition. The Army Corps of Engineers announced $117 million has been appropriated to build the needed infrastructure in Cedar Rapids. Congressman Blum commented, “As we pass the 10th Anniversary of the 2008 Cedar Rapids flood, I am pleased to inform you that we are are receiving $117 million to complete the Cedar Rapids Flood Project. I have worked ha... More
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Rep. Blum Votes and Hosts Event to Address Opioid Epidemic
July 5, 2018
After joining his Democrat and Republican colleagues to pass 60 opioid drug bills these past few weeks, Congressman Blum is planning an event for First District constituents to contribute to finding a solution to the opioid drug crisis. The bills to address the opioid epidemic focus on encouraging non-addictive alternatives for treating pain, improving data to help at-risk patients, addressing the problem of over-prescribing, and enhancing the monitoring of prescription drugs. In addition to the... More
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Rep. Blum Statement on Passage of Farm Bill
July 2, 2018
Congressman Blum released the following statement regarding passage of the 2018 Farm Bill: "After visiting many farms and speaking with countless producers throughout the First District, I know the importance of providing our farming communities with certainty over the next five years by passing the 2018 Farm Bill. This farm bill will provide vital programs to our farming communities in the First District, including the following provisions: Maintains a strong crop insurance program – a critical... More
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Rep. Blum Cosponsors Bill to Codify POTUS Executive Order
June 22, 2018
After cosponsoring the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act this afternoon, Congressman Rod Blum released the following statement: "As the m... More
RELEASE: Rep. Blum's Flood Wall Amendment Passes the House
June 14, 2018
This past week, Congressman Blum introduced an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA) to prioritize the completion of the Cedar Rapids flood mitigation project. The amendment was adopted, passed the House, and awaits further consideration in the Senate. This amendment is Rep. Blum’s most recent action in continued efforts to secure funding for the Cedar Rapids flood wall. Since being elected in 2015, and in conjunction with Senator Grassley and Senator Ernst, Rep. Blum h... More
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