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  • Rep. Rod Blum Statement on Passage of Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Today, Congressman Rod Blum joined his colleagues to pass the House version of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Congressman Blum commented, “My criteria for tax reform has always been based around these three goals: simplifying tax preparation for families, lowering taxes for the middle class, and reigniting our economy from the doldrums it's been in the last ten years. This bill achieves all three of those criteria.” The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Lowers individual tax rates for low and middle-in... Read more

  • WCF Courier: Blum looks to keep historic tax credits in reform package
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    WATERLOO — Tax reform is expected to be introduced in the U.S. House this week, but details are sparse as to what it will contain. U.S. Rep. Rod Blum, R-1st District, is fighting to ensure one particular provision is included. Blum, a Dubuque businessman, joined a bipartisan group of 34 House members who want to keep federal historic tax credits in the tax code, despite rumors they are slated for elimination.... Read the rest of The Courier's story here Read more

  • Bipartisan Effort to Protect Historic Tax Credit Led by Rep. Blum and Rep. McKinley
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    Congressman Rod Blum (IA-01) and Congressman David McKinley (WV-01) authored a letter to Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal of the House Committee on Ways & Means. Signed by a bipartisan group of 32 other Members, the letter urges Committee leadership to bear in mind the importance of the Federal Historic Tax Credit (FHTC) while considering tax reform. The State of Iowa alone has experienced exceptional economic growth as a result of the FHTC. From 2002 to 2015, the FHTC invested $172 millio... Read more

  • 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

  • Video: Rep. Blum Questions IRS Officials at Oversight Hearing (10/25/17)
    Posted in On the Hill on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

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  • Reps. Blum, McKinley Write Bipartisan Letter in Support of Historic Tax Credits
    Posted in Letters on October 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

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  • Congressman Blum's Statement on President Trump's Tax Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Today Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) released the following statement regarding the tax plan unveiled yesterday by the Trump Administration: “The tax plan released by President Trump this week is a strong step towards a reignited economy,” said Congressman Blum. “By lowering taxes for hardworking American families, making our business taxes competitive in the global economy, and greatly simplifying our outdated tax code, we can unleash a period of growth unseen since the Reagan years. I look forwar... Read more

  • Rep. Blum Spearheads Bipartisan R&D Tax Credit Letter
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    Congressman Rod Blum led a bipartisan letter with 22 other Members of Congress to Speaker of the House John Boehner calling for H.R. 880, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015, be brought for a vote as quickly as possible. H.R. 880 permanently extends and simplifies the calculations for the Research and Development Tax Credit. The House Committee on Ways and Means recently approved the bill, which awaits further action on the House floor. “As a small businessman, I fully understa... Read more

  • Congressman Blum Releases Statement On John Deere Layoffs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economic Growth, Tax Reform

    Congressman Rod Blum today released the following statement regarding the announcement of layoffs at John Deere: “Today’s news of layoffs at John Deere stands in stark contrast to the rosy economic picture painted by President Obama in his State of the Union address this week. Unfortunately, the recovery still has not reached many of our working families. I am convinced our economy can do much better. I came to Washington to do just that, and I am working hard everyday to promote common sense p... Read more

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