Letter: Rep. Rod Blum works hard for Iowans

Regarding Cindy Garlock’s Aug. 6 column “Blum fails to represent all Iowans”:

Congressman Rod Blum represents me and the vast majority of voters in Iowa. We are fortunate to have a representative like him. He supports balancing the federal budget, enacting term limits on Senators and Representatives, banning lobbying by members of Congress, growing the economy and supporting our military.

I received the same email update newsletter Garlock is referring to and it literally shows Congressman Blum meeting with Iowans from all walks of life. In the update he is seen meeting with Iowa groups in Washington, D.C., touring local businesses, visiting a veterans center and another veterans home ribbon cutting and spending the day at AsianFest at McGrath Amphitheatre.

Finally, Garlock points out that Congressman Blum has received donations from various political groups across the United States. I’d like to point out that Congressman Blum’s opponents the last two election cycles have raised vast amounts more than he has from out-of-state sources. Yet a majority of Iowans have backed our Congressman and I believe they will continue to do so in the future

Tami Soukup

Cedar Rapids

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