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Rep. Blum Announces Original Cosponsorship of Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Sexual Harassment Payouts with Taxpayer Dollars
November 30, 2017
Congressman Blum has announced he is an original cosponsor of Rep. Ron Desantis’ bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4494, the Congressional Accountability and Hush Fund Elimination Act. This legislation is in response to the recent discovery of over $17 million in taxpayer dollars used to payout victims of harassment on Capitol Hill. “Constituents in my district are outraged their hard-earned tax dollars are being used to pay off the actions of sexual offenders in Congress. This legislation must pass ... More
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Rep. Rod Blum Statement on Passage of Tax Reform
November 16, 2017
Today, Congressman Rod Blum joined his colleagues to pass the House version of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congressman Blum commented, “My criteria for tax reform has always been based around these three goals: simplifying tax preparation for families, lowering taxes for the middle class, and reigniting our economy from the doldrums it's been in the last ten years. This bill achieves all three of those criteria.” The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Lowers individual tax rates for low and middle-in... More
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Rep. Blum to Host 3rd Annual Women in Business Forum
November 3, 2017
Today, Congressman Rod Blum announced his 3rd annual "Women in Business Forum and Showcase" in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, December 19th, at the Cedar Rapids Library from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. In addition to Congressman Blum, this event will feature a keynote presenter, followed by a panel discussion led by area women business leaders. The keynote speaker and panelists will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event. The event will focus on finding solutions and raising awareness about unique iss... More
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Oversight Committee Passes Blum and Cummings Bipartisan Whistleblower Advocacy Bill
November 2, 2017
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed H.R. 4043, the Whistleblower Protection Extension Act of 2017. This move opens the bill up for future consideration on the House floor. Joined by his colleague, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Committee, Rep. Rod Blum introduced H.R. 4043 on October 12, 2017. This bipartisan legislation will repeal the sunset provision that would otherwise terminate the whistleblower ombudsman program. The ombudsman program directs ... More
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