Congressman Blum Votes for American SAFE Act

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Washington, DC, November 19, 2015 | comments

Today, Congressman Rod Blum voted “yes” on H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015, to pause the refugee intake from the Syrian crisis until the American government can be certain any refugees accepted from Iraq and Syria are not a security threat before granting them entrance into the United States. The legislation passed the House by a 289 - 137 vote.

“Today, I joined a bipartisan, veto-proof majority of my colleagues in the House to make sure we keep America safe,” said Congressman Blum. “With the recent attacks in Paris, this bill is a common sense measure that pauses the resettlement program until the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence are able to thoroughly vet any Syrian or Iraqi refugees seeking admission into our country. My chief concern will always be the safety of Iowans and all Americans, and in this situation we must err on the side of caution to protect our citizens.”

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform Committees.

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