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WASHINGTON (KWWL) -

Congressman-elect Rod Blum will serve on the Budget Committee and the Oversight & Government Reform Committee when he takes office in January for the 114th Congress.

The House Budget Committee's responsibilities include legislative oversight of the federal budget process, reviewing all bills and resolutions on the budget, and monitoring agencies and programs funded outside of the budgetary process.

The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee's responsibility is to hold government accountable to taxpayers while exercising effective oversight over the federal government and working proactively to investigate and expose waste, fraud, and abuse.

In a statement Blum said, “As a small business owner who has balanced budgets throughout my career, I look forward to restoring some fiscal common sense through my work on the Budget Committee."  Blum is also looking forward to the Oversight Committee, saying, "Everyday Eastern Iowans are deeply concerned that politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, DC act as if they are above the law, and it's my hope that this committee assignment will give those concerns a voice.”

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman-elect in Iowa's 1st District, which covers the northeast part of Iowa, including Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Dubuque and Cedar Rapids.

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