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Rowdy town hall in Dubuque

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Congressman Rod Blum was met with a mix of cheers and boos during a town hall in Dubuque last night.

This was the first of 4 events this week.

Congressman Blum has taken heat for not holding these kinds of events with constituents in the past.

Last night, he took questions on a number of topics, including health care, the EPA and education.

Many of his answers were interrupted by people in the crowd.

"I think it's really sad that a lot of people have mixed perceptions. There's been a lot of misinformation flying around out there, especially about pre-existing conditions. I just want to educate them on about what the truth is and hopefully some people, all of them won't leave here happy, but hopefully, some people leave and say, 'I feel better. I can relax a little bit,'" said Blum.

Here are the details for the other 3 town hall events this week:


Cedar Rapids Town Hall at 7 p.m.

6301 Kirkwood Boulevard SW


Cedar Falls Town Hall at 7 p.m.

1015 Division Street


Marshalltown Town Hall at Noon

3700 South Center Street


Congressman Rod Blum will hold his first of four town halls starting Monday evening at Dubuque Senior High School in the Nora Gym.

The town hall is reserved to only constituents of Iowa's 1st District. A RSVP to the event is first required here.

A photo ID is also required to enter the event to verify residency. If the photo ID doesn't have an 1st District address, a utility bill or statement is required.

Children under 16 will be admitted without an ID but are still required to RSVP in advance.

No backpacks, signs, banners, or artificial noisemakers will be allowed.

The event starts at 7 p.m. but doors will open at 6 p.m. You can WATCH IT LIVE HERE

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