The Seventh District Independence Day party and fireworks is changing locations and changing days. Chairman Jason Thompson has moved his office to downtown Lawrenceville, and that’s the site for this year’s event. And, because Lawrenceville has its celebration on July 3rd instead of on the 4th, that’s when the 7th district will get together.
Stop by Jason’s new office at 162 East Crogan Street (opposite the Lawrenceville Visitor’s Center and the parking garage) beginning at 5:30 PM for free food and a chance to mingle with your GOP friends. Our special guest in Senate Candidate Jack Kingston, and we have invited other elected officials to attend as well.
From a press release:
Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-IL-08) introduced H.R. 4872, the “Ending Special Mail Privileges for Congress Act of 2014.” This bipartisan legislation repeals an antiquated federal law, known as the Franking privilege, that allows Members of Congress to use their signature in the corner of an envelope as postage and exempts Congress from the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) prepayment requirement. Though originally adopted by the Continental Congress in 1775, the Franking privilege still allows Congressional offices to send millions of dollars’ worth of mail through the USPS each year without first paying for the postage.
Congressman Rob Woodall spoke at the Gwinnett GOP breakfast on June 7th, 2014.
Here are his remarks:
He had a Q&A following his remarks. The Q&A is below:
The Georgia GOP Community Service Committee is shining a light on the very important work of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and on the families who travel from all over the State in order for their child to receive treatment at this world-class facility. Please take a moment to read the message below and consider purchasing a gift card to help this worthy cause. We will have a donation box at the June breakfast Saturday to collect the cards and will ensure your donation is delivered to the committee.
First things, first. The Gwinnett GOP sends its well wishes and prayers to Trey Balfour son of State Senator Don Balfour. As most of you know, Trey fell ill while serving our Nation in Afghanistan this week. Senator Balfour reported on his Facebook Page Tuesday that his son is out of ICU but continues to need our prayers. On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, we thank Trey for his continued service and hope for his speedy and complete recovery!
Now – on to the other news of the week. Did you vote Tuesday? If so, THANK YOU for stepping up when 86% of your fellow Gwinnetians did not.