September 27, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House unanimously approved H.R. 302, the “Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018,” which invests in airport improvements, introduces new protections for aviation customers, establishes a framework for drones to promote safety and innovation, and streamlines the certification process for safe aviation components, making it easier for Seventh District manufacturers and aviation suppliers accounting for millions of dollars’ worth of local economic activity to get their products to market faster.
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the House Amendment to S. 3021, “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018” – the bicameral agreement to investment in America’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water infrastructure. Of particular note to Georgians and businesses across the southeast, the agreement raises the authorized federal share of funds for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project from $492 million in 2014 to what will now be nearly $732 million to keep it on time and on track.
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House passed (H.R. 8), the “Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018” – which provides for improvements to America’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources. The measure was unanimously approved by the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last month, and easily cleared the full House today with a vote of 408 - 2.
May 23, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously voted to advance (H.R. 8), the “Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018” – which provides for improvements to America’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and other water resources – setting up the measure for full House consideration. The legislation includes a critical increase in the authorized cost of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) to ensure the completion of Georgia’s top economic priority remains on schedule.
May 22, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155)” to drastically reform and reduce the many excessive regulations placed on local financial institutions by the Dodd-Frank Act, which had a disproportionately negative effect on community-based entities and the customers they serve. When the Dodd-Frank Act was passed, it was billed as Wall Street reform, but smaller institutions – such as local banks and credit unions – lacking the personnel and financial resources of larger firms found themselves unable to compete and serve the needs of the community.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, President Trump announced his intention to terminate United States participation in the 2015 Obama-era Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement, which the President stated “failed to protect America’s national security interests.” He has also directed his Administration to immediately begin the process of re-imposing sanctions related to critical sectors of Iran’s economy, such as its energy, petrochemical, and financial sectors.
April 27, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the “Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 and the Disaster Recovery Reform Act,” to reauthorize the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), continue investment in airports across the country, improve competitiveness for local manufacturers, and strengthen passenger protections. The measure extends to 2023, and contains reforms long sought after by many in the local community, including the state’s third busiest airport at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville.
March 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation – H.R. 1625, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018” – to provide discretionary funding for the remainder of FY2018. The measure incorporated 12 individual appropriations bills that were either passed by the House or approved at Committee level. Most notably, the bill marks a pivot from the previous Administration’s reduction in military funding while making record investments in Georgia priorities such as the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).
March 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – This Friday, March 23, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall will take part in a panel discussion hosted by Vice President Mike Pence and America First Policies on the impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act across Georgia and the country. Following the panel discussion, Vice President Pence will address the crowd.
March 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) recently hosted doctors and staff from the Community Health Centers of Georgia to further discuss the role of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) throughout the state. Community health centers specialize in providing cost-effective and high-quality primary and preventive health care that annually saves the health care system $24 billion, largely due to their success in reducing the need for patients to seek care in costlier settings like emergency departments.