Friday, February 22, 2013
Woodall urged to "stand up against gun violence and know that the extreme NRA doesn't speak for many gun owners."
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. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) -- whose 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, …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
It's "all dessert and no vegetables."
Wednesday, January 2
U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8, a bill to address the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Rep. Woodall voted for the original proposal in August but voted against the bill as amended by the Senate on Monday, Jan. 1. The Senate’s bill is all dessert and no vegetables. It puts into permanent law the campaign promise on which President Obama ran: ‘You can have all the government that you desire and you won’t be asked to pay even a penny for it.’ That promise is destroying America, and I will fight it with every fiber of my being. Spending is the problem in Washington, not tax revenue. Yet the Senate's bill does nothing to curtail spending. In fact, it both eliminates …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Special event held on Sept. 11 at Fire Station No. 10.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
By Debbie Houston Boy Scouts of America Troop 575 and the Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution teamed up this past Sunday, Sept. 11, at Fire Station No. 10 in Lawrenceville to show appreciation to area first responders. Several local dignitaries were on hand including Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Johnson, Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) and Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. Johnson thanked the firefighters and emergency medical technicians and noted how important it is for citizens to thank those who serve and protect us. Rep. Woodall also noted his appreciation. “Sept. 11 reminds us that the first responders did the same on 9/11 (2001) as they do everyday. They run toward whatever we run away from…
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Rep. Rob Woodall hosting event on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) will host a telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to discuss the balanced budget amendment. In a statement issued Monday, Woodall said a balanced budget amendment would restore fiscal balance in Washington and grow the economy without increasing the size of government. “A Balanced Budget Amendment demands that Congress clear the way for economic growth by reducing the burden of ruinous federal debt that is plaguing individual Americans, their families, and their businesses,” Woodall said. “More “stimulus” -- the new word for deficit spending -- will not grow this economy. America’s job creators do not need Washington in order to succeed; they need Washington to get out of the way and simply protect…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Gwinnett portions of Braselton and Hoschton also moved out of 7th District.
Under the newly proposed state congressional district map, the citizens of Dacula will no longer be in Georgia’s 7th District. The new map shows Georgia’s 10th District, currently represented by Republican Paul Broun, shifting westward into territory currently represented by Republican Rob Woodall. Woodall will also lose Barrow and Walton counties and part of Newton County if the proposed map is approved. In an emailed statement, Woodall said the General Assembly had to make some tough choices. “I love the 7th District, and I've been hopeful it would retain as many of my current constituents as possible,” he wrote. “More importantly, I've been a strong advocate for keeping as many counties and communities in the district as intact as …
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…
Friday, August 12, 2011
Freshman representative predicts record turnout and says America is going to win because of it.
Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) is already looking forward to next year. Speaking at the Aug. 11 Founding Fathers Tea Party Patriots meeting at the Flying Machine in Lawrenceville, Woodall said the packed town hall meetings and the passion of his constituents are good indicators that 2012 will bring a record turnout at the polls (see video). “I’ve told anybody that will listen that 2012 is going to be exciting,” he said. “It’s going to be exciting, I’ll tell you, because everybody that President Barack Obama inspired to turn out to the polls in 2008 -- they are all coming back again.” The Democrats are not the only ones who will return to the polls, he added. “Everybody that the Tea Party and 9-12 and other conservative groups inspired to come …
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 …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Are you willing to risk being involved in the process?
As a speaker this year at several Tea Party events, I have observed the passion expressed by the voters concerning the conditions in the political world. At one such event in South Georgia, one of the people said the time came for him to make a decision about his political involvement. He said he imagined he was standing at a crossroads with two signs: one pointing the way to "apathy," the other leading to "activism." For my new friend the choice was easy, he decided to take the path marked “activism.” In taking the route marked “activism,” it is necessary to get up from the easy chair and get involved in the political process. To become an activist can also be a risky choice. Being involved will cost time, effort, energy, and might mean …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall said American people are calling for tax reform and Washington is responding.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
U.S, Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) credited the American people with ensuring the FairTax is considered as a viable option for tax reform. The legislation was included during Tuesday's hearings by the Ways and Means Committee on the economic impact of the consumption-based tax models. The FairTax legislation, H.R. 25, now has 62 co-sponsors. “Today’s hearing is a giant step forward not only for the FairTax, but for the legislative process,” Woodall said in a press release. “The American people are calling for tax reform and the leaders in Washington are responding. By holding hearings and by learning as much as we can about how to move this nation forward in the right fiscal direction, I am certain that the FairTax will rise to the top as the…