Thursday, February 21, 2013
In remembrance of the December shootings in Newtown, Conn., demonstrators asked U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall to support gun safety laws. The demonstration was held at the Gwinnett Justice Administration Center in Lawrenceville, Ga.
A group of concerned citizens stood with signs outside the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville Thursday to call for support of reasonable gun safety laws. The rally took place a little more than two months after the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-six people, mostly young children, lost their lives when a gunman opened fire in the school. MoveOn.org sponsored the event urging U.S. Representative Rob Woodall—who’s office is housed in GJAC—to take action on gun safety. “We ask Representative Woodall to listen to his constituents and stand up for common sense reforms that will reduce gun violence,” said Kathleen Allen in a release. Allen is a mother in Norcross, a gun …
Friday, January 4, 2013
In a letter to the editor, Jason Pfeifle with Georgia Fair Share, expresses his opinion on the U.S. Representative's stance on the fiscal cliff.
Friday, January 4
Editor's note: The opinions expressed here are strictly those of the writers and do not necessary reflect those of Peachtree Corners Patch. If you have an opposing view to the one expressed here, email your opinion to the Patch editor or use the comment box below. By Jason Pfeifle Congress, without the help of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, finally came together to protect the middle class. On Tuesday, Congress passed a bipartisan compromise that extends much needed tax cuts for middle class Georgians and local small businesses. Unfortunately, Rep. Woodall, who represents a large number of local Georgians, voted, in effect, for a $2,200 tax hike on middle class families in the midst of a slow economic recovery. By taking money out of the …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Town hall attendees express concern over potential benefit cuts.
More than 75 people were in attendance at Rep. Rob Woodall’s May 21 town hall meeting at Dacula High School. Though a few constituents asked about health care reform and the FairTax, the vast majority of questions centered around a Republican proposal to reform Medicare (see video). According to GOP lawmakers, changes would not affect those currently 55 years of age or older. Under the proposal, eligible recipients would receive a federal voucher or subsidy for use towards the purchase of a private insurance plan. If the reform proposal is enacted, private insurers -- not the federal government -- would issue payments for medical care and compete for business from those covered under the plan. Rep. Woodall said the goal of the Medicare …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Congressman receives the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award from the 60 Plus Association.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) was recognized this week for his commitment to working for Georgia's seniors. Woodall received the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award from the 60 Plus Association, a national seniors' advocacy group. The award is Woodall's first as a newly-elected member of Congress. “I am honored to receive the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award,” Woodall said in a released statement. “Our social safety nets for seniors are in trouble. I was proud to support the FY 2012 ‘Path to Prosperity’ Budget Proposal, which offers viable long-term solutions for Medicare and Social Security while preserving current benefit levels for seniors 55 and older.” Woodall said he will continue to fight for solutions to the problems facing the country…
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…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Congressman Woodall makes his first visit to the elementary school to discuss politics with 3rd graders.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Rep. Rob Woodall made his first visit to Cedar Hill Elementary School Tuesday morning. “This was my first visit to Cedar Hill Elementary School and hopefully it will not be my last,” Woodall said in a release. The congressman began his day at Cedar Hill by taking part the morning announcements over the school's public address system. Two students received a special surprise during those announcements. Benjamin Vo and Diana Ceballos learned they were the winners of the Capital Art Award Exhibition. The contest was sponsored by the Georgia Art Education Association. Woodall also helped bring politics to life to some students. He read House Mouse, Senate Mouse, a children’s book about the legislative process, to over 200 third graders. The …