Woodall Statement Regarding Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Addressing Congress
(Washington, DC) –Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA-07) issued the following statement regarding the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, speaking before a joint session of Congress on April 29, 2015.
“A strong partnership between the United States, Japan and South Korea is vitally important to the security and economic success of not only the Asia-Pacific region, but communities throughout the world,” said Rep. Woodall. “It’s for this reason that I urge Prime Minister Abe to use his time in Washington as an opportunity to further reconcile our nations’ established history, while laying the groundwork for success moving forward. As we mark the 70th anniversary of World War II this year, it’s my hope that Prime Minister Abe will join us in an honest reflection of our past, and importantly, a cooperative look to the future and what we can accomplish together.”
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process.