Georgia Delegation Joins Congressman Woodall in Hosting Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

May 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Rob Woodall welcomed the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to our nation’s capital for its annual advocacy trip.

On Wednesday, Representative Woodall arranged for the Gwinnett Chamber to visit the White House, and meet with Kevin Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. At their meeting, Chairman Hassett explained how President Trump is committed to cutting burdensome government regulations that stifle job creation and innovation and how that will bolster businesses in Georgia.


Rep. Woodall and the Gwinnett Chamber on the steps of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building

On Thursday, the Gwinnett Chamber met with Senator Isakson, Senator Perdue, and Congressman Hice to discuss how health care, transportation, and education all contribute to a strong business environment in Georgia’s Seventh Congressional District and throughout the state.


The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce meets with Senators Isakson and Perdue

Representative Hice speaks to the Gwinnett Chamber

“Under Dan Kaufman’s leadership, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce has done incredible work promoting small businesses, bolstering our local entrepreneurs, and making Georgia’s 7th Congressional District the best place to pursue the American Dream,” said Congressman Woodall. “It was an honor to host the Gwinnett Chamber for its annual trip, and I look forward to partnering with the Georgia congressional delegation to continue promoting policies that support quality jobs in Gwinnett County and further reduce unemployment in the region.”

“I was proud once again to welcome the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to Washington, D.C.,” said Senator Johny Isakson. “It’s always beneficial to hear directly from community leaders advocating for their priorities with one shared voice to ensure we can continue to work on their behalf in Congress.”

“It’s no secret Georgia is the best state in the country in which to do business, and our chambers deserve much of the credit for that success,” said Senator David Perdue. “Local business leaders understand the impact of important policy decisions better than anyone. Groups like the Gwinnett Chamber know that Washington must work at a business-pace in order for Georgia to continue benefiting from pro-growth policies. Together, we will work to advance our Georgia priorities and get government out of the way, so we can unleash our full economic potential.”

“It was great to see some familiar faces from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce on Capitol Hill today,” said Congressman Jody Hice. “They represent more than 2,500 businesses that are helping our local communities thrive and are an integral part of making Georgia the best state in the country to do business. I always enjoy speaking with the Chamber about strategies to maintain and expand opportunities in the state of Georgia so that areas like ours continue to flourish.”

“I want to thank the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce for visiting us on Capitol Hill this week. Local small businesses are the backbone of our communities," said Congressman Hank Johnson. "Like the Chamber, I believe that job growth in the district is connected to and reliant on investments in our infrastructure that provides reliable transportation for our constituents and allows every element of our economy to thrive and grow.”

“For nearly a decade, Congressman Woodall has supported small businesses, local entrepreneurs, and Gwinnett County. I would like to thank the Congressman for all that he has done to champion policies that grow and expand Georgia’s vibrant economy,” said Dr. Dan Kaufman, President and CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber appreciates everything Congressman Woodall has done to make our trip to Washington a major success.”

The attendees from the Gwinnett Chamber included Dan Kaufman, president and CEO of the chamber, Nick Masino, the incoming chamber president, and other members of the chamber’s board of directors; state Sen. Brandon Beach; Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Johnson; Lawrenceville City Manager Chuck Warbington; Gwinnett County Commissioner Glenn Stephens; and representatives from the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, Atlanta Regional Commission, North Fulton Community Improvement District, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, Georgia Power, Partnership Gwinnett, Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources and Gwinnett Medical Center, among others.

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes significant portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. He currently serves on the Rules Committee, the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and the Budget Committee.