Rob Woodall

Rob Woodall

GEORGIA's 7th DISTRICT

VA Accountability, Transportation Bills Clear U.S. House

2015/07/29

(Washington, DC) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives continued its work to ensure quality care for Armed Forces veterans by passing H.R. 1994, the “VA Accountability Act,” granting the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) increased flexibility in removing poorly performing VA employees.  Last year Congress passed – and the President signed into law – the “Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act (VACAA),” which enacted a number of changes to programs and policies of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to increase access and reduce wait times at VA facilities. The passage of today’s bill builds upon those efforts.

“Our veterans have kept their promises to this country, and we must keep the promises that we’ve made to them,” said Rep. Woodall. “There are so many tremendous folks within the VA who serve our veterans with commitment and compassion, but those who do not shouldn’t be protected by a massive federal bureaucracy – and that’s what this legislation eliminates.  It doesn’t remove common sense protections for hardworking men and women, but rather empowers VA officials with the discretionary authority they need to deliver the quality of service our veterans deserve.”

In addition to the VA accountability measure, the House approved legislation extending surface transportation funding for an additional three months as work on a long-term bill continues.  Completion of the multi-year agreement is expected this fall.

“There is no doubt that we’re closing in on the long-term solution that will provide the certainty and predictability Georgians need,” Woodall continued. “Doing the big things takes time, and for far too long Washington didn’t tackle the tough questions about how we were going to pay for our infrastructure.  I’m proud of the work we’re doing now to go about it the right way, and I’m confident we will get there soon.”   

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee. 

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House Votes to Rein in Regulators

2015/07/28

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement in response to House passage of H.R 427, the “Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act.”  The legislation amends the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to require congressional approval of major agency regulations before they may go into effect.

“A responsible regulatory environment has its benefit, but with unelected bureaucrats imposing more than 3,500 new regulations on American businesses in 2014 and over 2,300 in 2015 so far, it is the American worker and our economy that pays the price – an estimated $1.9 trillion just last year, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute,” said Rep. Woodall. “The burden of excessive regulation is carried by the American people, and they should certainly have a say in the process.  By requiring the support of the people’s elected representatives in Congress, this legislation ensures that their voice is heard – and that irresponsible regulations don’t wreak havoc on our job-creators back home.” 

“Providing an effective government that works for the American people isn’t a partisan issue, and in fact, it was President Obama who in a January 18, 2011, Wall Street Journal op-ed acknowledged that over-regulation limits innovation and negatively affects economic growth.  It is my hope he will now use this opportunity to join the American people in taking a commonsense step towards accountability.”

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee. 

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U.S. House Takes Action Against Sanctuary Cities

2015/07/23

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement in response to House passage of H.R 3009, the “Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act,” of which he is a co-sponsor.  The measure passed the House by a vote of 241 – 179, and would strip federal funding from “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

“If so-called 'sanctuary cities' refuse to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, we will ensure that taxpayer dollars do not support them.  Their irresponsible policies endanger public safety and undermine the rule of law,” said Rep. Woodall.  “A successful legal immigration system is critical to who we are as Americans, but we must take more steps as we did today to restore trust in that system.”

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.  

 

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Rob Woodall co-sponsoring resolution opposing Iran nuclear deal

2015/07/20

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall’s office announced Friday afternoon that Gwinnett-based congressman has joined 164 fellow House Republicans in co-sponsoring a resolution that opposes the Iran nuclear weapons deal announced earlier this week. Read More

Woodall Co-Sponsors Resolution Opposing Iran Nuclear Weapons Agreement

2015/07/17

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) has co-sponsored H. Res. 367 expressing strong opposition to an agreement reached by the Obama Administration, China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, (P5+1 nations) and Iran regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program.  He issued the following statement in response.

“The consequences of a bad deal with Iran are far greater for Israel, the United States and our allies throughout the region than no deal at all – and this is unfortunately a bad deal – which is exactly why I joined over 150 of my colleagues in co-sponsoring H. Res. 367 to send a strong message to this Administration,” said Rep. Woodall. “When economic sanctions were initially put in place, they were in response to the Iranian government’s role in state-sponsored terrorism, innumerable human rights violations, and its history of deceptive activity to obtain nuclear weapons.  These sanctions were intended to motivate change in a dangerous regime so that one day new leadership could sit at the table with civilized nations as a trusted partner.  Iran’s record shows that they are indeed not ready for that partnership and the agreement reached by the President and his team ensures that those fundamental objectives will never be accomplished. Rather than strike a deal granting billions of dollars in sanctions relief that will help pave the way for Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon in the future, the President should be focused on convincing the other P5+1 nations that the original goal of the sanctions was right, and we must stay the course until Iran shows that it can be a trusted global participant.”

Full text of H. Res. 367 can be found here

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee. 

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Woodall Statement On Highway & Transportation Funding Act

2015/07/15

Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement with regard to his support of the House-passed measure, H.R. 3038, the “Highway and Transportation Funding Act.”  The measure extends expenditure authority of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) through December 18, 2015, while also authorizing appropriations for highway safety programs.

“America needs the certainty of a long-term surface transportation bill, and this legislation creates a bridge to achieve that goal without pulling the rug out from under existing projects across the country,” said Rep. Woodall.  “I see the pathway to a long-term reauthorization that resolves the funding gaps and guarantees predictability – and this bill provides the time to do it the right way.”

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee. 

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Woodall hails House passage of local control education bill

2015/07/13

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall called the house of Representatives’ passage of the Student Success Act a win for local control over school systems who have experienced a revolving door of federal education mandates over the decades. Read More

Woodall receives U.S. Chamber award

2015/07/04

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) was recently presented with one of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Awards during a visit to Telecommunications Technical Services in southern Forsyth County. Read More

Woodall Statement On Obergefell v. Hodges Ruling

2015/06/26

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling. 

“Justice Roberts in his dissent said it well. ‘[T[his Court is not a legislature…Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be… The fun­damental right to marry does not include a right to make a State change its definition of marriage.’ That issue is at the core of this debate and can’t be overstated,” said Rep. Woodall.  “The narrowest of margins in this decision has overridden the voice of millions of Americans in sovereign states across the country.  In his dissent, Justice Roberts went on to say, ‘Today...the Court takes the extraordinary step of ordering every State to license and recognize same-sex marriage. Many people will rejoice at this decision…. But for those who believe in a government of laws, not of men, the majority’s ap­proach is deeply disheartening. Supporters of same-sex marriage have achieved considerable success persuading their fellow citizens—through the democratic process—to adopt their view. That ends today. Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage as a matter of constitutional law.’”

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee. 

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Woodall Statement On King v. Burwell Ruling

2015/06/25

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell ruling.   

“The Court’s ruling today maintains the status quo – a health care system where government bureaucrats are pulling the strings behind the scenes, where Americans are forced to accept government assistance, and where millions of Americans are still left uninsured even as we send hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars out the door,” said Rep. Woodall. “This decision doesn’t fulfill the broken promises made by the President as he sought to win America's support for his Washington takeover of the entire health care industry, and sadly those promises continue to be broken one by one every day: millions of citizens have been forced off the health care plans they liked and forced onto Obamacare plans they do not, all the while losing access to the doctor that they trust – despite the President’s repeated claims to the contrary.” 

“Americans still need health care they can afford; and Americans still want the freedom to choose the policy that works best for their family.  Irrespective of the Court’s decision today, America still needs real health care reform that delivers on these commitments. Delaying or masking the effects of Obamacare does not solve the underlying problems of high costs and limited choice, and I remain committed to finding those long-term solutions.”

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee. 

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Rep. Woodall Honors Constituent Judy Waters on House Floor

2015-07-28 20:00:11


Rep. Woodall Speaks in Favor of H.Res. 231 on House Floor

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Rep. Woodall Discusses Impact of EPA Regulations on House Floor

2015-04-16 20:27:54


Congressman Woodall Discusses the FairTax

2015-03-31 15:54:00


Rep. Woodall Discusses Transportation Funding on House Floor

2015-03-30 13:32:04


Rep. Woodall Discusses House Budget Resolution on House Floor

2015-03-26 20:47:05


Rep. Woodall Speaks on Passenger Rail Legislation on House Floor

2015-03-04 21:19:03


Rep. Woodall Discusses Federal Budget on House Floor

2015-02-13 21:26:23


Rep. Woodall Discusses Benefits of Keystone Pipeline on House Floor

2015-02-13 17:52:18


Rep. Woodall Questions DOT Secretary on Federal Regulations Impacting Small Business Owners

2015-02-11 22:20:01


Rep. Woodall Questions EPA Administrator on Waters of the US Rule

2015-02-04 23:19:45


Introducing the FairTax in the 114th Congress

2015-01-06 23:31:46


Rep. Woodall Discusses Executive Overreach on House Floor

2014-12-08 14:42:27


Rep. Woodall Speaks About Corporate Inversions on House Floor

2014-09-19 17:34:03


Rep. Woodall Discusses America's Energy Policy on House Floor

2014-09-19 15:11:01


Rep. Woodall Discusses Senate Inaction on House Floor

2014-08-01 19:23:19


Rep. Woodall Discusses Benefits of Savannah Harbor Expansion Project

2014-07-25 19:35:02


Rep. Woodall Speaks on the Rule for H.R. 3393 on House Floor

2014-07-25 13:27:49


Rep. Woodall Discusses Separation of Powers on House Floor

2014-07-18 20:50:05


Rep. Woodall Discusses Separation of Powers

2014-07-11 19:05:12


Contact Information

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4272
Fax 202-225-4696
woodall.house.gov

Rob Woodall serves the 7th district of GA in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves on the House Committee on Rules, the House Budget Committee, and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Rob also serves as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee’s Budget and Spending Task Force.

Rob was born and raised in Georgia, graduated from Marist School in 1988, attended Furman University for his undergraduate degree and received his law degree from the University of Georgia

Rob first came to public service as a staffer for then Congressman John Linder serving as his Chief of Staff and was elected to Congress in 2010.

Rob’s political philosophy is guided by the principles of freedom, and his proudest accomplishment is helping Seventh District families one at a time through casework and creating a Congressional office that functions for the people.


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