House Speaker Selects Woodall for Joint Select Committee on Budget Process Reform
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) will be one of four House Republicans appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Budget Process Reform – a bipartisan, House-Senate select committee that will pursue reforms to the budget and appropriations process. The joint select committee was established under the recently enacted Bipartisan Budget Act. Speaker Ryan’s appointees, announced during this morning’s House session, serve on committees with legislative jurisdiction over these issues. Rep. Woodall, who serves on the House Budget Committee and as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, issued the following statement in response.
“Today’s federal budgeting process—not reformed since 1974—is flawed, and a flawed process can be expected to produce a flawed result. But I represent a district of problem solvers. My district isn’t content with assigning blame; we craft solutions and work to make those solutions a reality. I’m proud to work hard on behalf of Georgians in Congress as an earnest partner seeking solutions to America’s most difficult problems. Earning a seat on this select bicameral committee is a byproduct of those efforts. I commit both to the 15 members of the select committee and the more than 700,000 members of Georgia’s Seventh District that I will do everything in my power to build the bipartisan, bicameral coalition necessary to send budget reform to the President’s desk for the first time in more than four decades.”
- The Bipartisan Budget Act requires the joint select committee to hold public hearings, and vote on their findings and legislative recommendations no later than November 30, 2018. If approved, those recommendations would be submitted for consideration by the House and Senate. The select committee will be dissolved no later than December 31, 2018.
- The panel has 16 members, divided equally between the House and Senate, with four appointees each by the Speaker, the Senate Majority Leader, the Senate Democratic Leader, and the House Democratic Leader. Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi’s appointees were named during this morning’s House session.
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.