Blum Stands With Small Businesses

Announces #ShopSmall Tour For Small Business Saturday

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Washington, DC, November 25, 2015 | comments

Today, Congressman Rod Blum announced his efforts to highlight the importance of small businesses in our communities as part of the buildup to Small Business Saturday on November 28th. Congressman Blum signed on as an original co-sponsor of legislation officially recognizing Small Business Saturday, spoke on the House floor in support of small business across the First District, and will be visiting several small business on Saturday.

“As a career small businessman myself, I understand first hand the difficulties our entrepreneurs face when starting and running a business,” said Congressman Blum. “Small business is the backbone of our economy and a place where the American Dream happens every day. In fact, 2 million of the roughly 3 million private sector jobs generated in 2014 were created by small business -- often in the face of government policies that make doing business difficult. I’m proud to to support small businesses and I encourage the citizens of the First District to join me in shopping small this Saturday.”

Congressman Blum is an original cosponsor of H.Res. 534, to express Congressional support for “Small Business Saturday” and encourage holiday shoppers and consumers to support their local businesses, retailers, and restaurants that are vitally important to the U.S. economy.

In addition to co-sponsoring the Small Business Saturday Resolution, the Congressman recently spoke on the House Floor to support of this coming Saturday’s “#ShopSmall” efforts. Watch the video here: Congressman Blum Speaks In Support Of Small Business

This Saturday, November 28, Congressman Rod Blum will be visiting the following Small Businesses in Iowa’s 1st District:

All of these visits will be open to the press. For more information about the Congressman’s specific involvement at each business and times please contact Keegan Conway at (202)225-2911 or via email

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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