E-Newsletter Subscribe https://woodall.house.gov/subscribe
Request an Appearance / https://woodall.house.gov/contact/request-appearance
“Mr. Woodall meets privately with tea party, rejects demands for town hall” was the headline from ajc.com.
Beyond not holding an in-person townhall, and again only meeting with groups he feels is aligned with his personal policies, Mr. Woodall did very little to address all of his constituents concerns this week. Though it is ostensibly infrastructure week for the administration, Woodall has said very little about the projects he hopes will come to pass in our district. Let’s call him and remind him there are views/concerns outside of his own that he should be listening to and acting on as our representative.
Mr. Woodall updated his site to include a page dedicated to the AHCA: https://woodall.house.gov/media-center/blog-posts/american-health-care-act-ahca. Check it out. Though brief in its scope and information, it is full of misleading reasons as to why the ACA had to be repealed and the promises of the proposed AHCA.
He continues to be silent on all matters the administration is facing with regard to Russia and other conflicts of interest.
Representative Woodall voted to repeal and replace the ACA.
Mr. Woodall did host an event supporting 7th District students and their artistic endeavors before heading back to Washington D.C. last Saturday and while small in the larger scheme of things, at least shows he has some awareness student art programs are important. However, before the warm-ish feeling could set-in, he posted to FB his admiration of all of President Trump’s accomplishments in his First 100 Days. Beyond commenting on other folk’s accomplishments, he did not say much about what HE is doing post-recess to work for his constituents.
Let’s keep pushing him on infrastructure and with the NRA visiting this weekend with Mr. Trump as a keynote speaker, let’s let Rob know we need common-sense gun laws!
Representative Woodall is posting about this initiative: https://www.whitehouse.gov/reorganizing-the-executive-branch presumably to foster conversations around reduction and less improvement. Make your opinions known that we don’t need to get rid of important agencies if they have issues, we need to make them better!
Let’s ask him (again) to hold an in-person town hall so he can discuss the ACA, regulation rollback and infrastructure projects (especially bringing MARTA out to us) with his constituents!
Representative Woodall opined on the GOP Care bill not passing https://woodall.house.gov/media-center/e-newsletter-archive/washington-watch-32717 and doubled-down on his belief the ACA is tragically flawed and not worth saving to improve. He stated like the president that it was the Democrats fault, while making excuses for the GOP. He erroneously still believes the American public and his constituent do want to repeal the bill. Let’s educate him on the facts. Call, write and post the polls and the data that is reflective of the reality.
Rep Woodall has issued no official press releases since February 28th but has been posting to FB often highlighting feel good stories locally and offering up praise for the passing of H.R. 1181 (Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act) and H.R. 1259 (VA Accountability First Act). Since he sits on the budget committee, as his constituents, we should continue to express our concerns regarding the administration’s proposed budget that leans heavily on cutting small category discretionary spending, rather than focus on ways we get better invest in defense and military without breaking the bank. Last, how about asking him to bring infrastructure investment to the forefront as this was one of President Trump’s big campaign promises and Woodall just so happens to sit on the House committee.
No official press releases from Representative Woodall since President Trump’s address to congress. He did repost an email scam warning that claims to be from the Department of Consumer Affairs (https://www.facebook.com/RepRobWoodall) as well opine on passing the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, “ …to ensure those working to keep America safe have the vital resources they need, as well as taking another step towards the regular order our Founders intended”
03.03.16 Representative Woodall had another quiet week, but took time to remark on president Trump’s first address to congress striking a somewhat conciliatory tone on the work ahead of the country more here. Perhaps all the calls, emails and posts from his constituents has had an impact. Though his FB post on March 2nd illustrated his commitment to removing most regulations read post. Last, he fully supports the roll-back of WOTUS and posted and NBC News piece with commentary lamenting the EPA’s authority read post.
03.03.17 Facebook Post
Today in the House we passed two new bills to combat the excessive growth of federal regulation in recent years. Both H.R. 998, the “Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act,” and H.R. 1009, the “Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act” bring crucial transparency and accountability measures to the rule-making process while requiring that existing regulations be clearly beneficial – in current practice, not just name or intent – to the American people and economy. Efficient and effective regulation is a necessity, but inefficient, needlessly costly, or obsolete regulations are a drain on the American economy and have been for far too long. Together, we are making a difference.
03.01.17 Facebook Post
The Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule has been a point of contention since President Obama signed it in 2015 – including a nation-wide stay due to legal challenges and a House vote to repeal it in 2016. The rule expanded the EPA’s authority such that even the smallest stream or pond could be declared a federal waterway. The federal expansion created confusion and concern across the country, and it has certainly had an impact on folks right here in Georgia. I was among those who voted to repeal this misguided rule last year, and I am pleased to see the new Administration reviewing it now.
02.28.17 Woodall Statement on President Trump’s First Joint Address to Congress
Background: born in Athens in 1970, graduated from Marist School, Atlanta, 1988; B.A., Furman University, Greenville, S.C., 1992; J.D., University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 1998. Worked as staff for Representative John Linder, 1994-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present). (Source:
House Committee on Rules
House Budget Committee
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
First came to public service as a staffer for Congressman John Linder
serving as his Chief of Staff. Elected to Congress in 2010.
Defense and National Security
H.R. 25, the FairTax is his “signature legislation.” A tax reform bill that removes all income, corporate, capital gains, estate/inheritance taxes and replaces them with a singular,”revenue-neutral” consumption tax on all goods and services.
“Rob’s political philosophy is guided by the principles of freedom embodied in the U.S. Constitution. He is committed to repealing excessive government regulation and returning as much power as possible to the hands of the American people.”
Important for Georgia
H.R. 7 / “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”
Makes the Hyde Amendment and other current abortion funding prohibitions permanent and government-wide; ensures that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) faithfully conforms to the Hyde Amendment while Congress works to repeal and replace the ACA; until a new plan year begins, the bill ensures full disclosure, transparency and the prominent display of the extent to which any health insurance plan on the exchange funds abortion. (Source:
Member remarks in the congressional record: