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.
November 16, 2017 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” to significantly reform the U.S. tax code for the first time in 31 years – when Ronald Reagan was President. Seventh District Rep. Rob Woodall voted in favor of the measure, and issued the following statement supporting its passage.
October 26, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pave the way for once-in-a-generation tax reform by concuring with the Senate Amendment to H. Con. Res. 71 - FY2018 Budget Resolution, which issues specific reconciliation instructions for the appropriate authorizing committees in each Chamber to produce tax reform legislation.
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.