Woodall Statement on his Opposition to the CR/Debt Limit Legislation
U.S. Representative Rob Woodall issued the following statement regarding his opposition to the CR/Debt Limit legislation that passed the House:
“I'm disappointed that we couldn't get the White House to the negotiating table on any of the big issues facing America. I'm disappointed that the Senate continues to stall and delay rather than engage and move solutions forward. The House stood strong for as long as we had the votes to do so. We pressed hard for America's priorities every day. Over and over again, the House reached out to the Senate and the President to try to find common ground, and each time we were rebuffed. The result being that American government will continue without change, federal spending will continue on without change, and federal borrowing will increase to more than $17 trillion. Our children deserve so much better. I know that since the Senate and the White House disagree with so many of our Georgia priorities that we will not achieve all of our goals, but we can move forward step by step, little by little, and make a difference for America on some of our shared goals. Now that the shutdown is over, the President has changed his message from ‘I will never negotiate’ to ‘I am happy to negotiate.’ America needs him to keep his word, and I intend to hold him to it.”
Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.