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Fair Share is asking Woodall and Congress to prevent the sequester by closing corporate tax loopholes and ending outdated subsidies.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 …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the "No Budget, No Pay" bill that also extended the nation's debt ceiling for another three months.
Thursday, January 24
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "No Budget, No Pay Act," which requires Congress to pass a budget to continue getting their own paychecks. U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Dist. 7 Georgia) issued a statement today saying that passing a budget is critical as America faces its largest budget crisis in modern history. "Every family in America knows that when times are tough, the only way to pay all of your bills is to sit around the table and make a budget, prioritizing those expenses that are the most important and reducing those expenses that are less so. "For the federal government to pay its bills, it too needs a budget, and since 1974, federal law has required the House and Senate to pass a budget each year ... [So] today we passed…
Monday, January 14, 2013
One will be a telephone meeting; the other two will be in person in Gwinnett and Forsyth counties.
Monday, January 14
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) will host his first round of Town Hall Meetings for 2013 in his Seventh District, which consists of parts of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties. Two of these meetings will be in-person and one will be over the telephone. “We have our work cut out for us this Congress,” said Woodall in a press release announcing the upcoming meetings. “With all of the drama surrounding the so-called fiscal cliff ‘deal’ at the end of the last Congress, Americans are demanding not only answers from Washington, but action. I hosted multiple Town Hall Meetings throughout those debates to ensure that those I represent made their voices heard, and to ensure that they were kept informed throughout the entire process.” “Now with the White …
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 …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
It's "all dessert and no vegetables."
Thursday, January 3
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 …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A reader responds to Rep. Rob Woodall letter on the fiscal cliff.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Submitted by Jason Pfeifle, Field Organizer, Georgia Fair Share The fiscal cliff is quickly approaching, and itʼs time for our elected officials to get something done. In a recent opinion piece in Peachtree Corners Patch, Rep. Rob Woodall called for a comprehensive solution to the pending fiscal cliff and outlined what he thinks that solution should look like: reduced government spending, increased revenue through the closing of tax loopholes, and no changes to current tax rates. But, if Rep. Woodall is so concerned about keeping tax rates the same, then why hasnʼt he pushed for the passage of the Senateʼs bill to extend the middle class tax cuts? As I believe Rep. Woodall would acknowledge, extending tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans …
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 …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
C4BG members also planning to attend.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) will be the guest speaker at the Aug. 11 meeting of the Founding Father Tea Party Patriots. Representatives from Citizens for a Better Gwinnett (C4BG) also plan to attend. C4BG member Jim Regan said the group has requested Rep. Woodall sponsor a bill to defund the FAA Airport Privatization Program. “Thus far Rep Woodall has not committed to our request,” Regan wrote in a Facebook invitation to the event. “This is our opportunity to show support as we continue to oppose the expansion of Briscoe Field.” The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Flying Machine, located at 510 Briscoe Boulevard in Lawrenceville.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Bill failed to win two-thirds vote required to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
An effort to overturn sections of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which essentially call for incandescent bulbs to be phased out in 2012 and replaced with more energy efficient bulbs, has failed. The House voted July 12 on H.R. 2417, or the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA-07), whose district includes Peachtree Corners, voted in favor of the bill. If passed, H.R. 2417 would have specifically prohibited the government from mandating the use of any bulb containing mercury: "No Federal, State, or local requirement or standard regarding energy efficient lighting shall be effective to the extent that the requirement or standard can be satisfied only by installing or using lamps containing mercury." The …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Freshman congressman said balancing budget will require difficult choices, sees chance of FairTax passage in 2013.
Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA07) hosted a telephone town hall meeting on March 22 to gather citizen input regarding upcoming budget negotiations. Woodall is a member of the House Budget Committee – the committee responsible for writing Congress’ overall budget plan for the fiscal year. Though negotiations for the 2012 fiscal year should be underway, Woodall said Congress is still mired down in its attempt to resolve last year’s budget which runs through September of this year. “That’s a bill that should’ve been passed last year,” Woodall said. Instead, Congress is using a series of continuing resolutions to fund discretionary government spending through the end of the fiscal year. Woodall said another pressing issue is the debt limit or the …