December 21, 2017 Press Release
Today, legislation introduced in the House by U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA-07), and in the Senate by Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), received final approval in Congress before heading to the President’s desk for signature. The “Jobs for Our Heroes Act,” builds upon current law, the Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities (VETOPPS) Act, originally authored by Woodall and signed into law as part of the FAST Act in December of 2015 to remove regulatory barriers for military veterans continuing or beginning work in the trucking industry.
December 20, 2017 Press Release
Today, The U.S. House of Representatives, along with the Senate, passed the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which will now be sent to the President’s desk for his signature. The achievement is the first major tax reform measure since Ronald Reagan’s Presidency. It provides across the board tax rate reductions and takes steps to simplify the tax code while positioning U.S. businesses and job creators to be significantly more competitive globally. Seventh District Representative Rob Woodall supported the measure and issued the following statement after passage.
December 6, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 38, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” to enable those properly authorized to carry a concealed firearm in their state to also carry that concealed firearm in any state that offers concealed carry privileges. The measure reaffirms the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, while satisfying the concerns of many conservative Members of Congress that it could supersede or limit the Tenth Amendment rights of any state to permit private persons or entities to prohibit or restrict the possession of concealed firearms on their property. U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07), who is among those conservatives who have that concern, supported the bill, and applauded its protections of both the Second and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution.