Woodall Statement Regarding Government Shutdown

Sep 30, 2013 Issues: Budget, Health

U.S. Representative Rob Woodall issued the following statement regarding a potential government shutdown.

The Senate’s decision to side with President Obama’s ‘I will never negotiate’ rhetoric over the financial stability of the nation has brought us to the verge of a government shutdown.  Rather than work together, the President has chosen to bypass Congress numerous times to delay portions of Obamacare for certain segments of America while condemning others to the burdens of a mega-bill rushed through Congress before Americans could study what was in it.  The President clearly acknowledges the bill is flawed, yet still he refuses to partner with Congress and give every American a reprieve.  I remind the President that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t allow for rule by executive fiat, and we in the House have stretched out our hand in partnership agreeing to solve Obamacare’s unintended consequences for one year.”

“The American people deserve a responsible, functioning government.  We can continue to fund the government responsibly and work to provide the American people with solutions, and I hope the Senate will return to the table and do just that.”

Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.