July 14, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved H.R. 2810, the “2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA),” a bipartisan bill injecting much-needed resources to America’s Armed Forces. It increases defense spending by 10% from previous levels and provides the largest pay raise for troops in eight years while allocating additional funding for missile defense research and development. The measure cleared the House Armed Services Committee by a vote of 60-1, and was approved by the entire House 344-81.
June 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan bill (H.R. 2547) introduced by U.S. Representatives Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) by a vote of 409-0 that would build upon current law that the two originally authored. The Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities (VETOPPS) Act, signed into law as part of the FAST Act in December of 2015, removed regulatory barriers for military veterans continuing or beginning work in the trucking industry.
June 21, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator and Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced companion legislation, the “Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2017,” to a House bill (H.R. 2547) authored by Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) that has already been unanimously approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
June 13, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved S. 1094, the “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act,” which will now go to the President’s desk for signature. The legislation provides the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the authority to expeditiously remove, demote, or suspend any VA employee, including Senior Executive Service (SES) employees, based on performance or misconduct.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took another large step in its ongoing regulatory relief efforts by passing H.R. 10, the “Financial CHOICE Act,” which among other things, significantly reins in policies implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act. While originally presented as a safeguard against future economic crises, the Dodd-Frank Act instead codified the idea that certain financial institutions were “too big to fail” and made them even bigger while placing unsustainable regulatory burdens on America’s community banks and credit unions – the lifeline for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and economic growth across the country.
June 2, 2017 Press Release
Each year, young men and women from across the District apply for appointments to America’s Service Academies, each year I have the honor of interviewing these young people and putting the very best applicants forward to the academies, and each year our district produces one of the largest groups of exemplary students in the state.
May 25, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has unanimously approved a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Representatives Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) that would build upon current law that the two originally authored. The Veterans Expanded Trucking Opportunities (VETOPPS) Act, signed into law as part of the FAST Act in December of 2015, removed regulatory barriers for military veterans continuing or beginning work in the trucking industry.
May 24, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and Jackie Speier (D-CA-14) re-introduced the “Strengthening the Department of Homeland Security Secure Mail Initiative Act (H.R. 2595)” in the U.S. House – where it was overwhelmingly approved last Congress – while U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is among those leading the charge in the Senate by introducing companion legislation. The measure would update the USCIS Secure Mail Initiative (USCIS SMI) to offer recipients – at no additional cost to the taxpayer – the option of choosing signature-required delivery upon approval and completion.
May 5, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – This week, Congress approved – and the President signed into law – H.R. 244, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act,” which funds the government through September 2017 and invests an additional $25 billion in our nation's armed forces, including the largest pay raise for troops in six years. Also on the list of priorities advanced through the bill is $42.7 million in funding for the ongoing Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), the largest increase in border security funding in a decade - $12.2 billion – and funding for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which shifts school control and accountability back to states and communities. U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) voted in favor of the measure.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 1628, the “American Health Care Act (AHCA),” to repeal and replace Obamacare. The first of a three-phased approach to restore choice, competition, and affordability to the American health insurance market, the legislation repeals one-size-fits-all policy and replaces it with patient choice. It grants much-needed flexibility for states while authorizing stability-funding for high risk pools aimed at reducing health care premiums, and it provides states for the first time the opportunity to design and build a better indigent care program for the under-served.