Congressman Blum Speaks on Term Limits on House Floor

Joins Rep. DeSantis to lead term limits special order

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Washington, DC, March 22, 2016 | comments

Today, Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) and Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) led a special order on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the need to implement term limits for Congress. Polls show that 75% of Americans back this common sense reform, and Reps. Blum and DeSantis urged their colleagues in the House to join them in supporting term limits.

“As a career small businessman, I know that in the private sector, if we don’t listen to our customers, we go out of business,” said Congressman Blum. “In Congress, our customers are the American people -- and they are strongly in favor of term limits. Recent polls show overwhelming and bipartisan support for term limits, yet Congress still has not acted. It's time we listen to our customers and pass term limits to make Congress more accountable to the people we serve. I thank Representative DeSantis for his work on term limits and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to advance this cause.”

"Changing the culture of Washington requires term limits. Term limits would neuter the ruling class in DC and shift the focus of members of Congress away from staying in Washington and towards doing something in Washington. I applaud Congressman Blum for his support of term limits and thank him for speaking out on the House floor with me this evening," said Congressman DeSantis.

Congressman Blum’s comments on the House Floor can be viewed here: Congressman Blum Participates In Special Order On Term Limits

Congressman Blum is the Co-Chair of the bipartisan House Term Limits Caucus and has co-sponsored legislation to limit House members from serving more than three terms and Senators more than two terms.

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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