Congressman Blum Supports SCRUB Act

Legislation will remove outdated regulations

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Washington, DC, January 7, 2016 | comments

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 resources towards complying with ever-increasing government red tape. It is unfortunate the federal government continues to stand in the way of our job creators.”

“The SCRUB Act will remove obsolete and burdensome regulations by identifying outdated rules, streamlining and updating our regulatory system, and forcing executive agencies to repeal unnecessary regulations to offset the costs of new ones so our economy can grow. I believe America has the finest entrepreneurs and small business owners in the world, and this common sense reform will help them create opportunities for Iowans to live the American Dream.”

VIDEO: Blum Participates In Floor Debate On H.R. 1155

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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