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Congressman Rob Woodall

Representing the 7th District of Georgia

Budget

Reining in out-of-control federal spending and paying down our national debt has been, and will continue to be, one of my top priorities as your voice in Washington, DC.  As a member of the House Budget Committee, I’ve played an active role in crafting the five budget resolutions put forth by the House Republicans since we took control of the House in 2011, and looking back now, I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in five short years.  Federal discretionary spending fell each year from 2011 to 2014, and federal deficits are 70% lower today than they were in 2009, which was President Obama’s first year in office.  In fact, this past fiscal year we had the lowest federal deficit we’ve seen since we had a Republican President in the White House.  And none of that is funny Washington, DC math, those are real dollars! 

Of course we have a lot more work to do, as our national debt exceeds $18 trillion today, and though we’ve had a great deal of success reining in federal discretionary spending over the last few years, if we are ever going to reach a point where we can begin paying down our national debt, it is absolutely essential that we address the driver of our budget deficits and national debt: mandatory federal spending.  Mandatory spending is the kind of federal spending that occurs year after year without Congressional approval; it’s sometimes referred to as “autopilot” spending.  Mandatory spending includes programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs--including Obamacare, interest on our national debt, certain tax expenditures, and more.  While many of those programs are vitally important, they will be responsible for 84% of the growth in federal spending over the next decade, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.    

I’m committed to crafting federal budgets that will tackle the difficult fiscal challenges that lie ahead for our nation, and I’m confident that the House Budget Committee will continue to build on the successes we’ve had in recent years.  I look forward to your continued partnership in that effort.

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More on Budget

October 5, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.Con.Res 71 to establish the federal FY2018 budget, “Building a Better America,” and set forth discretionary spending levels that bring the budget to balance by 2027. The measure emphasizes spending reduction, government reform, returning decision-making authority to states and local communities, and pro-growth economic policies.
September 14, 2017 Press Release
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 3354, the “Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act,” to fund the federal government through FY2018. After considering more than 450 amendments to the bill, the House passed the legislation, finishing the annual government funding process before the end of the fiscal year for the first time this decade. Seventh District Representative Rob Woodall led the debate to consider the measure, and lauded its final passage.
May 5, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – This week, Congress approved – and the President signed into law – H.R. 244, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act,” which funds the government through September 2017 and invests an additional $25 billion in our nation's armed forces, including the largest pay raise for troops in six years. Also on the list of priorities advanced through the bill is $42.7 million in funding for the ongoing Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), the largest increase in border security funding in a decade - $12.2 billion – and funding for the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which shifts school control and accountability back to states and communities. U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) voted in favor of the measure.
January 13, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Today, Rep. Rob Woodall (GA-07) issued the following statement regarding his support of the House-passed budget resolution for fiscal year 2017 (S. Con. Res. 3). The measure initiates the budget process known as reconciliation that will be utilized to repeal Obamacare.
March 21, 2016 In The News

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., praised the federal budget introduced in the House of Representatives last week for its solutions to national problems.

The congressman, who sits on the House Budget Committee, said the balanced budget tackles economic and fiscal challenges in the country. He singled out efforts in the budget to address national security and federal deficit reduction for particular praise.

March 15, 2016 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07) – who serves on the House Budget Committee – issued the following statement after introduction of its Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal, “A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America.”