House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The Committee also has jurisdiction over other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation. The Committee’s broad oversight portfolio includes many federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard, Amtrak, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the General Services Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers, and others.
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House Committee on Rules
Congressman Woodall sits on the powerful House Committee on Rules, and is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process. Known as the legislative "gatekeeper," Rules considers every single piece of legislation before they arrive on the House Floor for a vote. In addition to deciding exactly how each bill comes to the House Floor—from how many amendments are allowed to how long Members are able to debate—Rules has jurisdiction over the standing rules of the House, internal organization of the House, the Congressional budget process, ethics, and relations between the Executive and Judicial Branches of our federal government. As a Member of the Rules Committee, Congressman Woodall will be able to work to ensure that every piece of legislation reaches the House Floor in a balanced, principled manner.
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House Budget Committee
The House Budget Committee, created as part of the 1974 Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, is responsible for preparing an annual Concurrent Resolution on the Budget. The “budget” sets total levels of spending for discretionary spending, or those programs such as defense, which are subject to the annual appropriations process. Apart from setting spending levels, the budget is a comprehensive analysis of the federal government’s operations, spending trajectory, policy priorities, and challenges ahead. As a member of this prestigious committee, Congressman Woodall is responsible for working with his colleagues on the committee to craft a budget resolution, monitor federal spending through Congressional oversight, and review all bills and resolutions pertaining to the budget.
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