Rep. Blum Backs Constitutional Amendment To Prevent Congress For Being Exempt From Federal Law

Rep. Blum is Original Co-Sponsor of Bill to Hold Members Of Congress To Same Standards As Everyday Americans

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Washington, DC, April 21, 2016 | comments

This week Congressman Rod Blum signed on as an original co-sponsor of the bipartisan H.J. Res 89, a constitutional amendment authored by Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), which would establish equal application on Congress the laws that apply to all citizens of the United States.

“Everyday Americans are tired of the Washington, DC political class living by a different set of rules than the American people must,” said Congressman Blum. “I believe that enacting this common sense constitutional amendment would be a step in the right direction towards cleaning up Washington.”

"Passing laws that apply to the American people but that exempt Congress is inconsistent with the ideals of a republican form of government," said Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla. "Those who serve in Washington should be part of a service culture, not part of a ruling class that lives under its own set of rules."

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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