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  • Blum Bill To Honor Fallen Iowan Passes U.S. House
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Congressman Rod Blum’s legislation, H.R. 4605, to rename the Cedar Rapids Post Office on 6th Avenue the “Sergeant First Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office Building” in honor of fallen Iowan Terryl L. Pasker, passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support. “I introduced this legislation to honor the sacrifice of Sgt. 1st Class Pasker, and for the sake of his family I am glad to see this legislation pass the House in remembrance of Sgt. Pasker and also the sacrifice an... Read more

  • Rep. Blum Leads Effort To Promote American Manufacturing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    This week, Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) joined 18 of his colleagues to introduce bipartisan legislation creating an open and transparent process for the House of Representatives to consider reducing burdensome manufacturing tariffs through Miscellaneous Tariff Bills (MTBs), while at the same time maintaining the common sense House ban on earmarks. Without MTBs, manufacturers would continue to pay higher tariffs on essential inputs that have no domestic source, undermining their competitiveness wi... Read more

  • Congressman Blum Speaks on Term Limits on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) and Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) led a special order on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the need to implement term limits for Congress. Polls show that 75% of Americans back this common sense reform, and Reps. Blum and DeSantis urged their colleagues in the House to join them in supporting term limits. “As a career small businessman, I know that in the private sector, if we don’t listen to our customers, we go out of business,” said Congres... Read more

  • Blum Authored Legislation To Protect Whistleblowers Passes OGR Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform unanimously passed legislation authored by Congressman Rod Blum, H.R. 4639, the Thoroughly Investigating Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Act, to reauthorize the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). The Office of Special Counsel is responsible for protecting federal employees from retaliation for “whistleblowing” on violations of law, mismanagement of funds, abuse of authority, or other prohibited personnel practices within the federal gov... Read more

  • Blum Authored Legislation Honoring Fallen Iowan Passes OGR Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform unanimously passed legislation authored by Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) which would rename a United States Post Office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa after fallen Iowan Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker. Sgt. Pasker was born in Anamosa, Iowa and served in the Iowa National Guard. He first deployed to Afghanistan from 2004 to 2005, and again chose to return in 2011 with the 334th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Divi... Read more

  • Rep. Blum Introduces Legislation To Honor Fallen Iowan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Rod Blum released the following statement regarding his legislation, co-sponsored by the entire Iowa Delegation to designate a post office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the Sgt. 1st Class Terryl L. Pasker Post Office: “I introduced this legislation because of the tremendous amount of respect I have for the sacrifice of Sgt. 1st Class Pasker, and all of the men and women who serve our nation in the armed forces. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to put your life on the line to... Read more

  • Congressman Rod Blum Introduces Fiscal Responsibility Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced the introduction of H.R. 4476, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2016. This legislation would cut the pay of Congress each year the federal government fails to balance the budget. Pay for Members would be cut 5% for the first year there is a budget deficit and reduced an additional 10% for each following year of deficit spending. Upon balance, congressional pay would reset to the original levels. “As a career small businessman, I know firsthand the con... Read more

  • Rep. Blum & Sen. Ernst To Visit Dubuque Veterans Freedom Center
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    This Saturday, Congressman Rod Blum will be visiting the Dubuque Veterans Freedom Center along with Senator Joni Ernst. The Senator and Congressman will meet with veterans to discuss issues that matter most to them and also discuss ways in which Congress can continue to support them. This event is open to the media who RSVP. More details can be found below. What: Senator Joni Ernst & Congressman Rod Blum Visit Dubuque Veterans Freedom Center. When: Saturday January 23rd 2:45PM Where: Dubuque Vet... Read more

  • Blum Releases Statement on Sen. Ernst WOTUS Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Rod Blum voted for Senate Joint Resolution 22, introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and passed with bipartisan support by a vote of 253-166, to disapprove of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the United States” rule, which expands federal authority over local waterways and tributaries owned by individuals, farms, and small businesses. “While President Obama is likely to veto this effort -- which has now passed both chambers of Congress -- this resolution offe... Read more

  • Congressman Blum Supports SCRUB Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Rod Blum released the following statement regarding his vote for H.R. 1155, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act, which passed the House by a vote of 245-174. “As a career small businessman, I know first hand what it’s like to operate and grow a business under the burden of excessive regulation. Instead of hiring more workers, raising wages and benefits, and investing in technology, many businesses are forced instead to divert... Read more

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