Rod Blum

Blum Explains Vote to Fund DHS, Temporary Funding Measure Fails

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Rod Blum released the following statement about today’s DHS bill: “This afternoon I voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the next 21 days. This legislation would have kept ...
by Kevin Hall


Iowa Journalists Play a Key Role in Protecting Our First in the Nation Caucuses

For as long as I can remember, the Iowa Caucuses have been beaten up by members of the national media. Their worn out talking points include that Iowans are not ethnically diverse and that too few people participate in what can...
by Craig Robinson

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Ernst Presses Veterans Issues During CPAC Speech

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst was one of the few non-presidential hopefuls to speak at the Conference Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday. The Red Oak native took the stage at noon to praise her fellow military veterans an...
by Kevin Hall



Branstad Signs Gas Tax Increase

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad wasted no time enacting a 10-cent gas tax increase. The bill was passed by both houses of the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday. The governor signed the bill Wednesday morning. It goes into effect Sunday,...
by Kevin Hall


Winners and Losers from Gas Tax Increase

A ten-cent increase in the state’s gas tax sailed through the Republican controlled Iowa House of Representatives and the Democrat controlled Iowa Senate on Tuesday. The bill now goes to Governor Terry Branstad, who has indic...
by Craig Robinson


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Ernst, Grassley React to Obama’s Keystone Veto

Today, while Senator Joni Ernst was presiding over the Senate floor, President Obama vetoed the bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline Act (S.1), a jobs and infrastructure bill authorizing construction of a cross-border pipeline to...
by The Iowa Republican