Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Georgia Fair Share presented U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall with a banner signed by Gwinnett citizens concerned about cutbacks should Congress not be able to reach an agreement. Watch the video of the group presenting the 35-foot petition to Woodall's office.
With the clock ticking in Washington, D.C., protestors held a rally asking Congress to reach a deal before drastic cuts-- referred to "sequestering--" go into effect on March 1st. The group Georgia Fair Share gathered outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday morning holding up a 35-foot banner. The banner was made up of dozens of pages of signatures from concerned Gwinnett citizens. They then rolled up the banner, walked to Congressman Rob Woodall's office and delivered the petition to his office. Georgia Fair Share is asking Woodall and Congress to prevent the sequester by closing corporate tax loopholes and ending outdated subsidies. “Congress has an opportunity to stop budget cuts that will …
Monday, August 1, 2011
A deal was reportedly reached Sunday night, now a vote must be taken.
Sunday night, President Barack Obama held a brief press conference announcing a deal had been reached in congress to bring an end to the debt crisis and prevent the United States from defaulting for the first time in history. It was a compromise deal and involved more than $2 trillion in long-term cuts. The Question of the Week is do you think this deal on the table is the best option for our nation? We want to know what you think. Leave your answers in the comment box below.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Despite criticisms of the recent budget deal, Rep. Rob Woodall claims negotiations were a success for the Republicans.
Dacula Patch recently sat down with Rep. Rob Woodall to discuss the budget, the debt crisis and his time so far in Washington. In part one of a three part series, Rep. Woodall offers his assessment of the recent budget negotiations. After weeks of negotiations and the threat of a government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans hammered out a deal that left those on both sides of the aisle less than completely satisfied. “It pains me that there is so much real disappointment,” Woodall said. “I wish we’d gotten more.” However, given the current political situation, Woodall feels conservatives accomplished a great deal. Woodall said he tried to imagine what it would have been like if the situation were reversed and conservatives controlled the…
Monday, March 21, 2011
Event scheduled for Tuesday, March 22.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA07) will host a telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. Woodall emailed roughly 77,000 constituents to announce the meeting. “There is a lot going on in Congress right now, particularly when it comes to dollars and cents,” Woodall wrote. “We're voting on what they call ‘Continuing Resolutions’ that fund what they call ‘discretionary spending’ from now until September. We will vote on what they call ‘the debt ceiling’ which is a measure of how much previous presidents and congresses have run up America's credit card. We will also vote on what they call ‘appropriations bills’ which fund the ‘discretionary spending’ accounts from October of this year until September of 2012.We're voting on what …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Hundreds turn out to hear and question Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) at town hall meeting.
An estimated crowd of 200 showed up to hear and question Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) during one of his four town hall meetings. Woodall fielded questions and waylaid concerns about healthcare reform, government spending, energy and the economy. “You would have been proud to witness what happened last week on the floor of the House (of Representatives). For the first time in quite some time the floor was open to any member to bring forth ideas to get things moving with the economy. Democrats, to their credit had an open floor, but the Republicans did not want to cooperate in order to make the Democrats look bad,” said Woodall. “But last week ideas came from both sides and decisions were being made with people talking and working together.” …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Rob Woodall hosted his first Open House at 7th District Office Thursday evening
New Seventh District Congressman Rob Woodall has been busy this week meeting and greeting constituents in his district, which includes most of Gwinnett County. Woodall hosted his first Open House at his District Office Thursday (Feb. 3) evening. Several hundred constituents stopped by to say hello, shake his hand and talk issues. His local office is located in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. U.S. Rep. Woodall, R-GA, took office in January, replacing John Linder, who did not seek re-election. A Lawrenceville resident, Woodall formerly served as Linder’s chief of staff. Woodall has been making appearances and speaking at different sites in his district while Congress is in recess in …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The congressman talks to members of the Lawrenceville Rotary Club about issues in the nation's capital.
Members of the Lawrenceville Rotary Club gathered for a luncheon Monday afternoon to hear guest speaker U.S. Representative Rob Woodall. The freshman Congressman addressed a variety of issues from the move to repeal the health care bill to the debt ceiling. "I didn't think we were going to vote on health care. All the freshmen (congress members) campaigned on it. They all promised they would. I thought the Republican leadership was going to lose it's nerve and say this is a bad public relations item," Woodall told the group. The Congressman lauded Gwinnett County Public Schools for being awarded the Broad Prize for 2010. "In the entire nation, Gwinnett has the best urban education system that there is. We have succeeded here in Gwinnett …