October 5, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.Con.Res 71 to establish the federal FY2018 budget, “Building a Better America,” and set forth discretionary spending levels that bring the budget to balance by 2027. The measure emphasizes spending reduction, government reform, returning decision-making authority to states and local communities, and pro-growth economic policies.
September 19, 2017 Press Release
This week, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall, the senior Georgia member on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, participated in a roundtable discussion with the Georgia Transportation Alliance and members of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce to highlight transportation priorities for the state and region. Rep. Woodall was joined by fellow Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member Rep. Drew Ferguson (GA 03), and the two provided legislative updates, as well as answered questions from those in attendance.
September 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 3354, the “Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act,” to fund the federal government through FY2018. After considering more than 450 amendments to the bill, the House passed the legislation, finishing the annual government funding process before the end of the fiscal year for the first time this decade. Seventh District Representative Rob Woodall led the debate to consider the measure, and lauded its final passage.
September 5, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) released the following statement addressing President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
July 28, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – In recent months, a group of concerned citizens including the Lake Lanier Association reached out to U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) to request assistance in protecting residents, visitors, and property on Lake Lanier from the increase in thefts from its docks. Existing Army Corps of Engineer policy prohibited security cameras on the Lake’s docks, but following the partnership of local citizens with Rep. Woodall working directly with the Corps on the issue, that policy has been updated to allow these crucial protections.
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.