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  • Rep. Blum To Host 2nd Annual Women In Business Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressional Rod Blum announced he will host his second annual “Women in Business Forum and Showcase” in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, October 27th, at the Cedar Rapids Library from 11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. In addition to Congressman Blum, this event will feature keynote presenter Ms. Joyce White, former general manager of the Five Flags Center in Dubuque. Ms. White also served as Chairwoman of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairwoman of Dubuque Greater Development Cooperation, Du... Read more

  • Iowa Congressional Delegation Asks Committee Leaders to Keep Iowa Items in Final Water Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Dave Loebsack, Rep. Rod Blum, and Rep. David Young are asking the top House and Senate committee leaders to retain Iowa projects in the final version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 for potential congressional consideration later this fall. The Iowa projects are: Cedar River, Cedar Rapids. The language calls for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the completion of the authorized project for flood damage reductio... Read more

  • Congressman Blum Hosts Bring Small Business Back Event in Dubuque Feat. Gov. Branstad & Job Creators Network
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Blum announced he will be hosting a “Bring Small Business Back” event in Dubuque this coming Tuesday October 4th, at 7025 Chavenelle Rd. from 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M CT. Doors open at 3:00P.M. for registration. In addition to Congressman Rod Blum the event will feature Governor Terry Branstad and JCN’s President and CEO Alfredo Ortiz. The event will focus on finding solutions to the problems most commonly cited by eastern Iowa small business owners such as overregulation, over t... Read more

  • Water Resources Development Act Passes U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 that includes Congressman Rod Blum’s bipartisan amendment calling on the Administration to expedite the Cedar Rapids flood protection project that was approved by Congress in 2014. WRDA passed with strong bipartisan support, with 399 yes votes and 25 no votes. “The successful passage of WRDA is another important step in our ongoing effort to encourage the Administration to prioritize the Cedar Rapids flood... Read more

  • Blum Amendment to Expedite Cedar Rapids Flood Project Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced that his amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 has passed the U.S. House. The amendment, also sponsored by Iowa Reps. Dave Loebsack and David Young, calls on the Administration to expedite the Cedar Rapids Flood Projection Project that was authorized by Congress in 2014. “I am grateful to my colleagues in the House for their support of my bipartisan amendment,” said Congressman Blum. “Passing this amendment sends a clear messa... Read more

  • Blum Cedar Rapids Amendment To Receive Floor Vote Today
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced that his amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 will receive a vote of the whole U.S House this week after being ruled in order by the Committee on Rules. “Securing a vote on this amendment is a step in the right direction as we continue to working to encourage the Administration to release the funding for this project,” said Congressman Blum. “I thank Reps. Loebsack and Young for their support in this process and will continue worki... Read more

  • Congressman Blum Introduces Measure to Expedite Cedar Rapids Flood Project
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced that he has filed an amendment with the support of Reps. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and David Young (R-IA) to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 that calls for construction of the Cedar Rapids Flood Project to be expedited. The Cedar Rapids project was approved by Congress in 2014, however, despite Congressional approval the Obama Administration has not yet included the project in its budget. The opportunity to offer this amendment arose upon... Read more

  • Northeast Iowa Flood Advisory
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    With active flooding underway in parts of Iowa and the threat of more to come, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging Iowans to be ready to take life-saving actions on short notice. “Additional rainfall, even in smaller amounts, when combined with an already saturated ground, could quickly lead to hazardous conditions,” said FEMA Region VII Administrator Beth Freeman. “It’s critical that Iowans prepare now to do what’s needed to be safe in the wake of current and near-term floo... Read more

  • Congressman Blum Asks President Obama To Grant Gov. Branstad’s Disaster Declaration Request
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rod Blum today announced that he has requested that President Obama grant Governor Terry Branstad’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration in response to the damage caused by heavy rains and flooding in Northeast Iowa between August 23rd & 27th. “Due to the significant damage suffered by Northeast Iowa from this flooding, I fully support Governor Branstad’s decision to request immediate federal assistance as families and businesses work to recover from this disaster,” said C... Read more

  • Rep. Blum, Sen. Ernst To Hold Post Office Renaming Ceremony Honoring Fallen Guardsman
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressman Rod Blum and Senator Joni Ernst will host a post office renaming ceremony at the Cedar Rapids Post Office to honor the sacrifice of Sergeant First Class Terryl L. Pasker. In June of 2016, President Obama signed into law H.R. 4605 to rename the Cedar Rapids Post Office on 6th Ave SE after Sergeant First Class Terryl L. Pasker for his selfless service and sacrifice to our country. “I am grateful that President Obama signed this bipartisan legislation honoring the memory of Sergeant Pas... Read more

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