In his new role on the powerful Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) has secured positions on both the Highways and the Aviation subcommittees. Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) made the announcement today. As the sole Member of the Georgia Delegation on the Committee, Woodall’s appointment is a significant development for the State and its transportation interests.
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.”
Pursuant to the Call of the Georgia Republican Party, Republicans in Gwinnett County are invited to attend their Precinct Mass Meeting, to be held on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 beginning at 10 AM sharp. At the meeting, voters in each precinct will elect officers for the 2015-2017 term and will elect delegates and alternates to the Gwinnett Republican County Convention to be held on March 14th.
Registration opens at 9 AM, and prospective attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to be seated by the beginning of the mass meetings. Anyone arriving after 10 AM will not be allowed to participate in the mass meeting. In Gwinnett County, we’ll hold mass meetings for all precincts in each district at a single location. Unlike previous years, when meetings were held based on the school board district you lived in, you will attend a meeting based on which Georgia State House district you live in.
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.