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Congressman Rob Woodall

Representing the 7th District of Georgia

U.S. House Takes Action Against Sanctuary Cities

July 23, 2015
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement in response to House passage of H.R 3009, the “Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act,” of which he is a co-sponsor.  The measure passed the House by a vote of 241 – 179, and would strip federal funding from “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

“If so-called 'sanctuary cities' refuse to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, we will ensure that taxpayer dollars do not support them.  Their irresponsible policies endanger public safety and undermine the rule of law,” said Rep. Woodall.  “A successful legal immigration system is critical to who we are as Americans, but we must take more steps as we did today to restore trust in that system.”

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, 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.