Ernst, Grassley Lead Members of Iowa Delegation in Letter Urging CMS to Repeal Guidance Hindering Iowa’s Individual Market
April 18, 2018
April 18, 2018 The Honorable Seema Verma, Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21244 Dear A... More
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Telegraph Herald: Kind, Blum Return Funds to Treasury
March 25, 2018
"U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, previously announced he was returning about 20 percent of his yearly budget to the U.S. Treasury to pay down the national... More
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Rep. Blum's Statement on Rushed $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill
March 23, 2018
Congressman Rod Blum issued the following statement after his vote against H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. "As a fiscal watchdog elected to Congress on the promise to rein in Washington’s out of control spending habits, this omnibus bill represents politics as usual in Washington. The text was not released until last night, effectively giving Members of Congress seven hours to read the 2,232 page bill -- the equivalent length of two Bibles. It is problematic voting on any... More
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Rep. Blum Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Help Veterans Succeed
March 14, 2018
Today, U.S. Representatives Rod Blum (IA-01) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced legislation to statutorily authorize the Boots to Business (B2B) program that helps transitioning service members start and grow small businesses. Administered through the Office of Veteran Business Development in the Small Business Administration (SBA), the B2B program offers veterans and military spouses a foundational two-day, in-person course for an introduction to business ownership which can be followed by op... More
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Rep. Blum Cosponsors Gun Violence Prevention Bill
March 8, 2018
Congressman Rod Blum offered the following statement to announce his cosponsorship of H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018. The Senate version of this bill was drafted by Senator Grassley and Senator Ernst. "Keeping our children safe and protecting our constitutional rights are not mutually exclusive. First and foremost: we need to ensure that all CURRENT laws are enforced. There were multiple breakdowns in the current system that may have prevented this and other tragedies. In the ca... More
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