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  • Rep. Blum Introduces Bipartisan, First-in-the-Nation Federal Second Chance Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Representatives Rod Blum (R-IA-01) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE-AL) introduced H.R. 6677, the Clean Slate Act – a bipartisan, first-in-the-nation bill that provides a second chance to reformed non-violent drug offenders who face lifelong barriers that hinder opportunities in employment, housing, and education. According to estimates from the Center for American Progress, roughly 9 in 10 employers, 4 in 5 landlords, and 3 in 5 colleges use background check systems, which can result in a minor r... Read more

  • Rep. Blum's Statement on US-Mexico Trade Agreement
    Posted in Press Releases on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Blum issued the following statement following the announcement of the US-Mexico Trade Agreement: "Good to hear from the White House this morning about the progress we have made with Mexico regarding trade. Mexico is one of Iowa's top trading partners so this is certainly good news for Iowa, Iowa workers, and in particular, our agriculture community. I am now looking forward to our trading partner Canada joining the negotiations." ### Read more

  • Rep. Blum's Statement on Mollie Tibbetts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Blum issued the following statement following the news of Mollie Tibbetts' death: "As a father of six and with my youngest daughter a sophomore in college, my wife Karen and I cannot begin to imagine the pain being experienced by the Tibbetts family after receiving the devastating news about Mollie. Myself, my family, and the entire country mourn with you. Thank you to the thousands of people across the country who spread the word, donated money, spent time searching, and sent prayers in th... Read more

  • Rep. Blum to Welcome POTUS to Dubuque Thursday
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    President Trump will be traveling to Dubuque, Iowa on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Rep. Blum commented, "I am looking forward to hosting President Trump in my hometown of Dubuque for a round table. President Trump was the first Republican nominee to win Dubuque County since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956." ### Read more

  • Rep. Blum to Tour Marshalltown Storm Impact Today
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today at 11:30AM Congressman Blum will be touring Marshalltown with Mayor Joel Greer to view areas impacted by yesterday's severe storms and tornadoes. Some of Congressman Blum's previously scheduled stops for today have be cancelled. ### Read more

  • Rep. Blum Introduces Bill for 1st White House Conference on Small Business In 20 Years
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Rod Blum, along with Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy and Congressman Al Lawson, announced introduction of legislation to authorize the fourth White House Conference on Small Business (WHCSB). A critical piece to the success of the WHCSB is the utilization of state conferences to ensure broad and equitable representation of the very diverse small-business community. Through the state conferences, which feed into the regional conferences and then into the National Conference to b... Read more

  • Congressman Blum Welcomes Vice President Pence to Cedar Rapids Wednesday
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Blum will be welcoming Vice President Pence to Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to visit and tour Rockwell Collins. Congressman Blum commented, "Rockwell Collins is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world-- and the largest employer in the First District. I am glad that Vice President Pence will be able to join us to see their technology first hand and meet with employees." ### Read more

  • Rep. Blum Announces $117 Million for Cedar Rapids Flood Wall
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Blum Votes and Hosts Event to Address Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Blum Statement on Passage of Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

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