Woodall Works to End Recess Appointments

June 16, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Keeping with his commitment to fighting for open and accountable government, Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) joined seventy-seven of his freshman colleagues in calling on House leadership to ensure that all “appropriate” measures are taken to prevent any recess appointments by President Obama for the remainder of the 112th Congress. 

The letter, crafted by Congressman Jeff Landry (R-LA), was addressed to Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy.  The seventy-seven freshman signatories offered to man the House Floor in order to prevent either body of Congress from going into recess.  By preventing the Senate from recessing, Landry’s coalition will provide the Senate the ability to perform their Constitutional duties of scrutinizing the appointments made by the President.

“We must continue to hold our government accountable,” Woodall said.  “Republican freshman are stepping up to the plate and making sure that we represent the voters who sent us here by committing ourselves to upholding the Constitution,” Woodall said.  “I want to thank Congressman Landry for spearheading this effort.”

A copy of the letter is available here.