Rod Blum

My name is Rod Blum. I am a businessman from Dubuque who is honored to be serving the First District in Congress. Raised by parents with 10th grade educations, I’ve worked very hard to make my own American Dream, and I want to make sure this opportunity is available to future generations of Iowans.




Rod Blum: When should politicians say ‘enough’ to violent threats?

Rod Blum, Guest columnist; July 17, 2018 Last week we celebrated National Civility Day, and I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you something that brought the current political divide into a more profound perspective for me. In June 2017, at the Republican team practice for the Congressional Baseball Game (a bipartisan game…

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Federal aid finally comes through for Cedar Rapids flood protection

July 5, 2018 CEDAR RAPIDS — A decade after the historic flood of 2008 devastated Cedar Rapids, the Army Corps of Engineers has come through with $117 million to help pay for flood protection in the city, officials and agencies said Thursday. The flood caused an estimated $5.4 billion in property damages and economic losses…

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Rod Blum pushes back on ad criticizing his health care vote

June 25, 2018 CEDAR RAPIDS — A coalition labor union and liberal interest groups are targeting U.S. Rep. Rod Blum for his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Keep Iowa Healthy has released a new television and online advertisement called “Didn’t Ask,” at, that features Robin Stone of Manchester talking about the importance of…

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