Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The UPCCA-sponsored candidate forum drew a number of Peachtree Corners residents Monday who came to hear the incumbents and their challengers during a forum moderated by The Honorable Judge Warren Davis.
The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association (UPCCA) hosted a candidate forum Monday night drawing a number of voters to hear the incumbents and their challengers. U.S. Representative for the 7th Congressional District Rob Woodall, State Representative Tom Rice (Dist. 95) and Dr. Mary Kay Murphy, County School Board member for Dist. 3 met their challengers in a candidate forum held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Peachtree Corners. Their Democratic challengers were Steve Reilly and Brooke Sisken, both Peachtree Corners residents, and Jen Falk from Berkeley Lake. The forum was moderated by the Honorable Judge Warren Davis of Peachtree Corners. Each candidate was provided a three-minute opening statement, followed by questions in …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Trip to Washington, D.C. brought discussions with U.S. Sens.Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss on the federal governments' supportive role in the education achievement of Gwinnett County Public School students.
Bringing a message from Gwinnett County to the Capitol Hill is a vital responsibility. As part of the 2012 Federal Relations Network of the National School Boards Association, I joined 25 other school board members from the State of Georgia in bringing messages to our federal elected officials about the interests in public education of our constituents back home. The messages had to do with current legislation being considered by the U.S. House of Representatives and by the U.S. Senate. Our visit to Capitol Hill took place on Tuesday, a day when many legislators have returned to the nation’s capital from their home districts and are accepting meetings from their constituents back home. We were fortunate to find many in the Georgia …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The congressman will discuss the passage of the Balanced Budget Amendment.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Congressman Rob Woodall's office announced Monday that the congressman will hold a telephone town hall Wednesday evening. Woodall will discuss the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. Residents are welcome to call into the Town Hall Wednesday, Sept. 14 between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dial toll-free (877) 229-8493 and enter 17849 as the event code.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Mostly supportive group of citizens gather at Tuesday's meeting 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…
Tuesday, August 16, 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 republican also said 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 7 p.m. 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
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 …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Money cut would pull $4.9 for Corps of Engineers study on climate change and $200,000 from program encouraging third to eighth graders and their families to conserve energy.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Georgia) had two of the amendments to the Energy and Water Appropriates Bill he’d written and introduced pass the House Monday. According to a press release from Woodall’s office, the combination of the two bills save $5.1 million in taxpayer money. Under a new policy implemented by House Republicans, all money saved from programs cut in appropriations bills can be deposited in a spending reduction account. This prevents money cut from programs like this from being spent on any other projects. The first of the amendment cuts $4.9 million from FY 2012 spending by eliminating a climate change study carried about by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “This amendment isn’t about whether you believe that the earth’s …