Discount mulberry bayswater red Outlet Blum looks to keep historic tax credits in reform package
House this week, but details are sparse as to what it will contain. Rep. Rod Blum, R 1st District, is fighting to ensure one particular provision is included.
Blum, a Dubuque businessman, joined a bipartisan group of 34 House members who want to keep federal historic tax credits in the tax code, despite rumors they are slated for elimination.
Blum said he’s reached out three times to Rep. Kevin Brady, R Texas,
chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which is responsible for tax issues, to ensure the credits are included in the reform package. Blum included letters and documents from people in the 1st District showing the credits are a net positive for the federal government.
“It’s a program that pays for itself, which is highly unusual in government, so I made sure that Chairman Brady is aware of that point,” Blum said.
He pointed to successful revitalization efforts in Waterloo’s downtown, Cedar Rapids’ NewBo district and Dubuque’s warehouse district. Blum said such projects attract younger people and keep them in Iowa.”I know we’re not moving as fast as the president would like, and I’m with him on that. “Let’s do what the people who send us here,
let’s do what we told them we were going to do.”