Congressman Blum Returns Over $100K to Taxpayers
Requests Budget Savings Go To Paying Down National Debt
Today, Congressman Rod Blum announced that he will return over $100,000 in taxpayer money from savings in his congressional office budget from 2015. Congressman Blum is requesting that the $102,419.53 in savings be returned to the Treasury and put towards paying down the national debt.
“Those of us who believe in fiscal responsibility and think that our Federal Government needs to finally balance our nation’s budget should lead by example,” said Congressman Blum. “Through common sense budgeting and planning, we were able to save $102,419.53 from our allotted operating funds in 2015 -- without sacrificing the high quality constituent services we provide to Eastern Iowans -- and I’m proud to return that money to the taxpayers of the First District today. This represents an 8% reduction in our office’s budget, and if the whole federal government followed that example we could reduce the deficit by $300 billion in just one year. To saddle our children and grandchildren with our enormous debt is unethical, immoral, and just plain wrong.”
Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform Committees.