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  • Rep. Blum's Statement on House Con. Res. 71
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending Cuts and Debt, Tax Reform

    Today, Congressman Rod Blum released the following statement about his vote for House Con. Res. 71: “Today's budget resolution had its plusses and minuses as a budget, and nobody gets everything they want from government like an immediate solution to balancing the budget and getting DC's fiscal house in order. But today we took a vital step to delivering the largest tax cut in history to the middle class and reigniting our economy. I am proud to support that effort. After tax reform, we must mak... Read more

  • Hurricane Relief: Politics as Usual
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending Cuts and Debt

    The most recent hurricane relief package voted on in the House is yet another egregious example of “politics as usual” in Washington DC. I’m referring to the practice of adding bad policy to must pass bills because career politicians know that the add-ons would never pass as standalone legislation. Most problematic was the recent bill's provision canceling $16 billion of the NFIP's debt without making any reforms whatsoever. NFIP was nearly $25 billion in debt prior to this season's hurricanes a... Read more

  • Rep. Blum commends Harvey Relief, questions Debt Ceiling attachment
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Spending Cuts and Debt

    Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Rod Blum released the following statement about his vote for House Resolution 601: “As the Representative of Iowa’s 1st District, which has seen devastating flooding over the last decade, I absolutely agree on the critical need for additional funding to assist in mitigating and recovering from the effects of natural disasters,” said Congressman Blum. “Though I voted in favor of disaster relief, this funding should have come from a standalone relief package wi... Read more

  • Rep. Rod Blum Offers Amendment to Ban Taxpayer Funded First Class Flights
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability, Reforming Congress, Spending Cuts and Debt

    Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA), along with Reps. Gwen Graham (D-FL), and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) offered an amendment to the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act which would prohibit funds from being used to pay for first class travel for Members of the House of Representatives. Rep. Blum will testify in support of the bipartisan amendment today at 5 PM EST before the House Committee on Rules. “This is not a partisan issue: members of the House of Representatives don’t need special taxpayer funded perks like f... Read more

  • Congressman Rod Blum Finishes Busy First Two Weeks
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Accountability, Energy, Jobs and Economic Growth, Spending Cuts and Debt, Veterans

    Newly elected First District Congressman Rod Blum has wrapped up a busy first two weeks in Congress. Since being sworn in on January 6th, Rep. Blum has focused on a common sense agenda geared towards increasing opportunities for working families and reining in the hyperactive executive branch. Top highlights include casting votes in support of H.R. 3, the Keystone XL Pipeline; H.R.37, the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act; H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act. Rep. Blum... Read more

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