Congressman Rob Woodall will host a telephone town hall meeting at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, January 20th, just prior to the annual State of the Union Address. Those interested in participating can call 877-229-8493, and use passcode 17849.
He issued the following statement regarding the event.
“As we prepare to hear President Obama’s address to the nation this Tuesday, I wanted to be sure I also had the opportunity to hear from the folks in the Seventh District,” said Rep. Woodall. “I believe we have a wonderful opportunity to accomplish great things in the 114th Congress, and keeping an active dialogue with the men and women here at home is so important to that success. For everyone able to participate, I hope you will join me.” Read more
Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement regarding his support of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2015. The legislation provides funding for the agency through the remainder of FY2015, while including specific language prohibiting President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration.
“Last November, President Obama made the decision to bypass the American people’s Congress – and recklessly tether the legitimate responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security to his unconstitutional actions,” said Rep. Woodall. “With this bill today, we in the House have unequivocally rejected the President’s unilateral action and overreach, while enabling the men and women within DHS to continue working diligently to keep America safe.”
“There is a great deal we can accomplish in the 114th Congress, and today’s vote is a clear indication of our commitment to the legislative business at hand, but it’s also a defense of the Constitution and separation of powers.”
On January 6th, the U.S. House of Representatives cast a bipartisan vote of 412-0 to pass H.R. 22, the Hire More Heroes Act, as the first piece of legislation it considered in the 114th Congress. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07), who co-sponsored the bill, expressed his support for the measure and what he hopes will be a new opportunity for the legislation that was passed once before by the House during the 113th Congress. While the bill never received a vote in the previous Senate, Woodall believes that will now change as a new majority was sworn in today.
“We face many challenges as a nation, but today’s vote serves as a reminder that there is a great deal on which we can agree – and make a positive impact on the lives of American families,” said Rep. Woodall. “There are undeniably those divisive issues that consume much of the debate in Washington, but taking care of our veterans is something that brings us together, and I’m thrilled to begin the 114th Congress in this way.”
With the implementation of additional federal healthcare mandates under the Affordable Care Act, many employers have been reluctant to expand beyond 50 employees due to placement in a new, more costly regulatory bracket. H.R. 22 would allow businesses to hire veterans without being penalized by Obamacare regulatory burdens.
Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) introduced H.R. 25, the FairTax, on day one of the new Congress, and at 60, the number of original co-sponsors sets the record for initial support of the bill. Since beginning his first term in January 2011, Rep. Woodall has been the primary sponsor of the legislation that would replace the current federal income tax structure with a consumption tax, and eliminate the IRS. It has become the most widely supported fundamental tax reform bill on Capitol Hill, and at the conclusion of the 113th Congress, the FairTax had achieved its highest level of support thus far with 74 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 9 in the Senate.
“It’s a tremendous honor to partner with the American people and grow the FairTax as we work to make its principles of individual liberty and taxpayer anonymity a reality,” said Woodall. “I’ve been thrilled to see the amount of support steadily increase each Congress since coming to Washington, and I’m confident we’ll see great things in the 114th as well.”
The 2016 election cycle starts for real this month with several potential Presidential candidates already forming exploratory committees and PAC’s or floating trial balloons to gauge interest from potential donors.
A little closer to home, the Gwinnett GOP must continue what we started in 2014. Nearly 44,000 doors knocked and 156,000 phone calls made from the Gwinnett Victory HQ between July and November only scratched the surface. We have over 397,000 voters in Gwinnett County and we don’t know anything about the majority of them or why almost 200,000 didn’t bother to vote in November at all.