RECOGNIZING BLAUM BROS. DISTILLERY FOR CHANGING THEIR PRODUCTION TO HAND SANITIZER DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 84
(Extensions of Remarks - May 05, 2020)

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  RECOGNIZING BLAUM BROS. DISTILLERY FOR CHANGING THEIR PRODUCTION TO 
              HAND SANITIZER DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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                           HON. CHERI BUSTOS

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                          Tuesday, May 5, 2020

  Mrs. BUSTOS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Matt and Mike Blaum 
for transforming

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their liquor distillery during the COVID-19 pandemic to make hand 
sanitizer, to be distributed at no cost to the community. These 
Hometown Heroes are being recognized for utilizing their business to 
contribute to those in need during these trying times.
  Blaum Bros. Distillery was founded in 2013 by Matt and Mike with the 
hope of distilling beverages they could enjoy together. Since March 
2020, they have pivoted their purpose to make hand sanitizer and even 
have a button on their website for hand sanitizer requests. I commend 
them for taking action during a pandemic, when supplies are in short 
supply. I thank them for their kindness and generosity to the Moline 
community.
  It is because of leaders such as Matt and Mike Blaum that I am 
especially proud to serve Illinois' 17th Congressional District. Madam 
Speaker, I would like to again formally recognize the Blaum Brothers 
and their Distillery for their kindness and generosity.

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