Tuesday, March 12, 2013
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall announces two telephone town hall call-ins and two in-person town hall meetings in March.
Tuesday, March 12
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-GA, whose 7th Congressional District includes Lawrenceville, has announced the dates and times for his March Town Hall meetings with constituents. Two are telephone call-ins on Tuesdays, March 12 and 19. In-person meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, at Lilburn City Hall, and Saturday, March 23, in Forsyth County, at the Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming. Telephone Town Hall Meeting Tuesday March 12, 2013 7:30PM – 8:00PM Dial Toll Free: (877) 229-8493 Passcode: 17849 Telephone Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:00PM – 7:30PM Dial Toll Free: (877) 229-8493 Passcode: 17849 Gwinnett County Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2013 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Lilburn City Hall Calvin Fitchett Municipal …
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Fair Share is asking Woodall and Congress to prevent the sequester by closing corporate tax loopholes and ending outdated subsidies.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 …
Friday, January 25, 2013
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has blamed frustration with Washington, a lack of leadership in the White House and gridlock in the Senate for his decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.
Friday, January 25
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) announced Friday he will not be seeking a third term in Congress in 2014. According to The Washington Post, Chambliss said his decision was based on his frustration with Washington and not because he feared defeat in a primary. He reportedly said, in fact, he was confident he would have won re-election. “Instead, this is about frustration, both at a lack of leadership from the White House and at the dearth of meaningful action from Congress, especially on issues that are the foundation of our nation’s economic health,” Chambliss is reported as saying. “The debt-ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal-cliff vote showed Congress at its worst and, sadly, I don’t see the legislative gridlock and partisan…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Rep. Rob Woodall offers an update on the fiscal cliff crisis in this letter to the editor.
(Editor's note: the following is a letter to the editor from Rep. Rob Woodall.) Our 2012 deficit is $1.1 trillion. While the federal government took in just as much tax revenue ($2.4 trillion) this year as it did in 2006, the annual deficit has grown 340%. Why? Higher spending. Notwithstanding what is being reported in the popular press, I can tell you with certainty that Washington doesn't have a revenue problem—it has a spending problem! This Administration's higher spending has made it the first in history to run an annual deficit exceeding one trillion dollars. This Administration has continued this same record deficit spending for the past four years now. To us, seeing such a dramatic increase in deficits while revenue …
Monday, February 20, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to an overflow crowd at First Redeemer Church in Cumming Sunday evening.
Monday, February 20, 2012
GOP contender Rick Santorum capped a weekend of Georgia presidential politics with a spirited rally at First Redeemer Church in Cumming Sunday evening. Santorum railed against President Obama's healthcare initiative, handling of the national debt and stances on moral and constitutional issues. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the presence of several statewide and Lawrenceville-area lawmakers at the event: Among those who were there: Tim Echols, chairman of the Public Service Commission, who acted as MC; Chuck Eaton, member of the PSC; Ralph Hudgens, state insurance commissioner; state Sens. David Shafer, R-Duluth, state chairman for the Santorum campaign and a native of the candidate’s hometown of Butler, Pa., Renee Unterman, R-…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
A large, and mostly supportive, crowd turned out for Tuesday's town hall meeting in Lawrenceville with U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia's Seventh District.
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall of the Georgia’s Seventh District, speaking to a largely supportive crowd at a town hall meeting in Lawrenceville Tuesday, told attendees the new way of imposing tax is through regulation (see video clip). He said although no regulations have come before Congress during his seven months in office, 600 new government regulations were either finalized or proposed during the month of July alone. Woodall defended his vote on raising the debt ceiling, saying it reduced the size and scope of government and, for the first time in American history, it was linked to dollar for dollar spending cuts. He reiterated his support for the Cut, Cap and Balance Bill that the House of Representatives passed, but that the Senate wouldn’t…
Monday, August 15, 2011
Congressman Rob Woodall says results were interesting and Georgia is lucky to have two candidates in the race.
Congressman Rob Woodall addressed the Rotary Club of Lawrenceville at a luncheon on Monday, August 15th. Following his presentation to the group, Lawrenceville Patch asked his opinion of this past weekend's Iowa Straw Poll in which Michelle Bachman came out on top. Woodall said this is just the beginning. The congressman told Patch Georgia was lucky to have two candidates, Cain and Newt Gingrich, in the race. Watch the video to see Woodall's comments. Rep. Woodall will hold his first of a series of town hall meetings Tuesday, August 16th at 7pm at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center. CLARIFICATION:The context of a partial quotation from Rep. Woodall was not interpreted definitively in the original text version of this story, …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Rep. Woodall said he believes private sector deserves a chance.
Members of Citizens for a Better Gwinnett and Gwinnett Citizens for a Responsible Government turned out in force for Rep. Rob Woodall’s (R-GA-07) appearance at Thursday night’s Founding Fathers Tea Party Patriots meeting. The groups are looking to Woodall for support in their fight against the potential privatization and commercialization of Briscoe Field. Gwinnett Citizens for a Responsible Government chairwoman Sabrina Smith said the expense the county would incur should any private operator fail is an expense the taxpayers cannot afford and asked Woodall for his position on the privatization program. “Like any pilot program … we don’t know if it is a good program or not. We don’t know what the success rate will be,” Woodall said. “My …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Activists call on Rep. Rob Woodall to create more jobs in Gwinnett County
Shouting, "Give me a job, Rob", a dozen people rallied outside Lawrenceville Representative Rob Woodall's office Wednesday morning at the Gwinnet Justice and Administration Center. The rally was organized by MoveOn Gwinnett, a branch of MoveOn.org. It was part of more than 200 rallies happening across the country as part of National Day of Action. "We're here to tell Rep. Woodall that enough is enough with focusing on cuts. It's time to focus on jobs," said Scott Szymanski, media coordinated for MoveOn Gwinnett. Right now, 9.4 percent of Gwinnett County residents are unemployed. That's lower than the Georgia average at 9.9 percent, but higher than the national average, which 9.2 percent. The group claims Rep. Woodall and congress has been …