Representative Robert 'Rob' Woodall's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (GA) - District 7, Republican
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Rob Woodall has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Rob Woodall is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

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  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on H.R. 3. 4 May 2011. "For over 30 years, a variety of policies have regulated federal funding of abortions, but thanks to this bipartisan comprehensive bill, American taxpayer dollars will no longer fund the abortion industry. I am committed to defending the defenseless and protecting the lives of precious, unborn children. During this economic crisis when the federal government is borrowing forty-two cents of every dollar it spends, surely we can agree as a nation that abortions are not a national priority requiring this borrowing. Although our fight against abortion is by no means over, H.R. 3 is a huge step in the right direction, ensuring that no American is forced to fund the abortion industry." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Rob Woodall voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Rob Woodall voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Abortion. 21 October 2011. "I am strongly pro-life [¦] Those of us who are pro-life must stand together at the family level, the church level, the community level, the state level and more to nurture and love these children as they come into this world. A nation that has created an industry for supporting the destruction of unborn human babies yet jails its citizens for the destruction of the eggs of a bald eagle or a loggerhead turtle is a nation that has clearly lost its way." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood Action Fund (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on H.R. 3. 4 May 2011. "For over 30 years, a variety of policies have regulated federal funding of abortions, but thanks to this bipartisan comprehensive bill, American taxpayer dollars will no longer fund the abortion industry. I am committed to defending the defenseless and protecting the lives of precious, unborn children. During this economic crisis when the federal government is borrowing forty-two cents of every dollar it spends, surely we can agree as a nation that abortions are not a national priority requiring this borrowing. Although our fight against abortion is by no means over, H.R. 3 is a huge step in the right direction, ensuring that no American is forced to fund the abortion industry." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Rob Woodall voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Rob Woodall voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Abortion. 21 October 2011. "I am strongly pro-life [¦] Those of us who are pro-life must stand together at the family level, the church level, the community level, the state level and more to nurture and love these children as they come into this world. A nation that has created an industry for supporting the destruction of unborn human babies yet jails its citizens for the destruction of the eggs of a bald eagle or a loggerhead turtle is a nation that has clearly lost its way." (votesmart.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: The FairTax. 1 January 2011. "By far, the piece of legislation that I am most passionate about is H.R. 25, the FairTax [¦] The FairTax really is the only system that shows Americans clearly and concisely exactly how much money they are sending to the Federal government: 23% on every purchase of new goods and services. It is the only proposal to completely eliminate all loopholes, exceptions, and exemptions so that all Americans know their neighbor has just as much skin in the game as they do." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Facebook: Wall. 23 April 2012. "Help me keep the conversation going this election season. The tax reform iron is heating up, and we need to be certain that the FairTax is at the forefront of that conversation." (www.facebook.com)
  • Rob Woodall. The FairTax: A Bold Solution for a Better America. 17 April 2012. "H.R. 25, The FairTax, would repeal all federal corporate and personal income taxes, and replace them with a revenue-neutral personal consumption tax [¦] Seventy percent of our income tax revenue comes from the top ten percent of earners. Nearly half the nation paid nothing in income tax, and in fact millions received a check instead. The President's solution to this issue is to continue his politics of division by promoting this so-called "Buffett Rule'--a bill that will pay for less than 0.1 percent of the $4.7 trillion he proposes to spend in his 2013 budget proposal." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Federal Budget. 21 October 2011. "As your representative, I will watch out for your money. I will support fiscally responsible spending and common sense. I will not support new entitlements and I will hold the Federal Reserve accountable to Congress and to the American people. I will support lower taxes and smaller government. Each of my decisions about taxes and spending will be based on what denies the government any more of your hard-earned money and what prevents our government from mortgaging America's future." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: The FairTax. 1 January 2011. "By far, the piece of legislation that I am most passionate about is H.R. 25, the FairTax [¦] The FairTax really is the only system that shows Americans clearly and concisely exactly how much money they are sending to the Federal government: 23% on every purchase of new goods and services. It is the only proposal to completely eliminate all loopholes, exceptions, and exemptions so that all Americans know their neighbor has just as much skin in the game as they do." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. The Hill - Congress Must Embrace Budget Challenges. 14 February 2011. "Some of my colleagues have likened Washington's mess to being a 'revenue problem' or the notion that if taxes are raised, deficits will be brought under control. As reflected in the bi-partisan tax agreement with President Obama, the Bush-era tax cuts were permitted to remain because the last thing our recovering economy and the American people need is more taxes." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Facebook: Wall. 23 April 2012. "Help me keep the conversation going this election season. The tax reform iron is heating up, and we need to be certain that the FairTax is at the forefront of that conversation." (www.facebook.com)
  • Rob Woodall. The FairTax: A Bold Solution for a Better America. 17 April 2012. "H.R. 25, The FairTax, would repeal all federal corporate and personal income taxes, and replace them with a revenue-neutral personal consumption tax [¦] Seventy percent of our income tax revenue comes from the top ten percent of earners. Nearly half the nation paid nothing in income tax, and in fact millions received a check instead. The President's solution to this issue is to continue his politics of division by promoting this so-called "Buffett Rule'--a bill that will pay for less than 0.1 percent of the $4.7 trillion he proposes to spend in his 2013 budget proposal." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Federal Budget. 21 October 2011. "As your representative, I will watch out for your money. I will support fiscally responsible spending and common sense. I will not support new entitlements and I will hold the Federal Reserve accountable to Congress and to the American people. I will support lower taxes and smaller government. Each of my decisions about taxes and spending will be based on what denies the government any more of your hard-earned money and what prevents our government from mortgaging America's future." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. The Hill - Congress Must Embrace Budget Challenges. 14 February 2011. "Some of my colleagues have likened Washington's mess to being a 'revenue problem' or the notion that if taxes are raised, deficits will be brought under control. As reflected in the bi-partisan tax agreement with President Obama, the Bush-era tax cuts were permitted to remain because the last thing our recovering economy and the American people need is more taxes." (votesmart.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. We Can Do More with Less Government. 7 September 2010. "We must be vigilant against this instinctive overreaching of government every day, but during challenging economic times like these, we must be even stronger. Government cannot solve everyone's problems, and when it tries, the infallible law of unintended consequences inevitably dictates the outcome. Yesterday, President Obama announced yet another program to spend money that America doesn't have on another "stimulus" program. Forget that America has already thrown away hundreds of billions in borrowed money on the President's many "stimulus" ideas. Forget that another $250 billion has absolutely no chance of changing the direction of our $14 trillion economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on President's Joint Session Address. 8 September 2011. "The government does not create jobs; people do. The President has already implemented an $800 billion stimulus plan and over $3 trillion more in deficit spending, and yet unemployment remains at record high levels. Another $450 billion in new spending will be just as ineffective, and will in fact dig the hole deeper. If Washington simply steps out of the way, we will again begin to see the innovation and entrepreneurship for which this nation is known around the world. America's job creators do not need Washington to tell them how to succeed; they need Washington to get out of the way and give them the freedom to succeed." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Votes to Tear Down Government "Red Tape." 26 July 2012. "The greatest economic "stimulus' Congress can provide will come in the form of bills like H.R. 4078 that strip away burdensome regulation and remove the federal foot from the throat of American job creators." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. 21 October 2011. "The Federal government doesn't create jobs. Small businesses and entrepreneurs do. The government simply gets in the way. I will work to repeal TARP, Stimulus, and all of the other misguided and wasteful Obama jobs proposals, and I will retarget this money at deficit reduction and across the board tax reductions." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Small Government. 21 October 2011. "I will work to repeal the stimulus bills and reclaim all of the stimulus dollars that have not yet been spent. Rather than being squandered on short-term, feel-good programs, these dollars are better used to pay down the crippling debt that our nation currently endures." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. We Can All Agree on the Need for Jobs. 5 October 2011. "We don't need another stimulus bill. We don't need to spend more taxpayer money. And by `taxpayer money,' I mean, as the gentleman from Massachusetts said earlier, money we're borrowing from China to spend on stimulus programs. We can do it simply by undoing those rules and regulations that we've passed already in this House, Madam Speaker." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on July Jobs Report. 8 August 2010. "We have higher unemployment now than when the Stimulus passed [¦] Government largesse is not the answer to our economic problems. The government cannot create wealth; it can only redistribute tax dollars and borrowed money from one citizen to another. Only motivated workers and American business can create wealth for this country; and wealth creates jobs. We must resist taking a government check and depend instead on our intelligence and fortitude." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on President's Joint Session Address. 8 September 2011. "The government does not create jobs; people do. The President has already implemented an $800 billion stimulus plan and over $3 trillion more in deficit spending, and yet unemployment remains at record high levels. Another $450 billion in new spending will be just as ineffective, and will in fact dig the hole deeper. If Washington simply steps out of the way, we will again begin to see the innovation and entrepreneurship for which this nation is known around the world. America's job creators do not need Washington to tell them how to succeed; they need Washington to get out of the way and give them the freedom to succeed." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Votes to Tear Down Government "Red Tape." 26 July 2012. "The greatest economic "stimulus' Congress can provide will come in the form of bills like H.R. 4078 that strip away burdensome regulation and remove the federal foot from the throat of American job creators." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. 21 October 2011. "The Federal government doesn't create jobs. Small businesses and entrepreneurs do. The government simply gets in the way. I will work to repeal TARP, Stimulus, and all of the other misguided and wasteful Obama jobs proposals, and I will retarget this money at deficit reduction and across the board tax reductions." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Small Government. 21 October 2011. "I will work to repeal the stimulus bills and reclaim all of the stimulus dollars that have not yet been spent. Rather than being squandered on short-term, feel-good programs, these dollars are better used to pay down the crippling debt that our nation currently endures." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. We Can All Agree on the Need for Jobs. 5 October 2011. "We don't need another stimulus bill. We don't need to spend more taxpayer money. And by `taxpayer money,' I mean, as the gentleman from Massachusetts said earlier, money we're borrowing from China to spend on stimulus programs. We can do it simply by undoing those rules and regulations that we've passed already in this House, Madam Speaker." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. We Can Do More with Less Government. 7 September 2010. "We must be vigilant against this instinctive overreaching of government every day, but during challenging economic times like these, we must be even stronger. Government cannot solve everyone's problems, and when it tries, the infallible law of unintended consequences inevitably dictates the outcome. Yesterday, President Obama announced yet another program to spend money that America doesn't have on another "stimulus" program. Forget that America has already thrown away hundreds of billions in borrowed money on the President's many "stimulus" ideas. Forget that another $250 billion has absolutely no chance of changing the direction of our $14 trillion economy." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on July Jobs Report. 8 August 2010. "We have higher unemployment now than when the Stimulus passed [¦] Government largesse is not the answer to our economic problems. The government cannot create wealth; it can only redistribute tax dollars and borrowed money from one citizen to another. Only motivated workers and American business can create wealth for this country; and wealth creates jobs. We must resist taking a government check and depend instead on our intelligence and fortitude." (votesmart.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Education. 21 October 2011. "I am a fierce advocate for more local control of education. The education of our children is far too important and far too expensive (it costs roughly $100,000 to put a child through school-kindergarten through grade 12) to hand off to bureaucrats in Washington, DC. Federal involvement has not led to better test scores from students, but it has certainly led to headaches for parents and teachers. Our communities and our families know best what our kids need, and I will protect our right to make these important and formative decisions. Congress must repeal ineffective education policy that consolidates decision-making in Washington,DC, and must return authority to the states and power to the the parents to choose the education system-be it public school, a home school, or other option-that is right for their child." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Speaks to Partnership Gwinnett at Annual Summit. 25 August 2010. "Everyone talks about economic development these days, but Partnership Gwinnett is actually working to put those words into action. Its members have skin in the game, and I am proud to support its efforts. To help Partnership Gwinnett succeed, I am working to increase local control over transportation, education and water infrastructure projects [¦] I am certain that Gwinnett School Superintendant Alvin Wilbanks knows more about educating Gwinnett's children than Washington does. I am certain that Gwinnett County Transportation Director Brian Allen knows more about what Gwinnett needs as far as transportation infrastructure than Washington does. If elected in November, my commitment as this district's Member of Congress is to move funding and decision making authority as close to home as possible, which is where our Founding Fathers intended for it to be." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. 22 September 2011. "I do not believe the Federal Government should be involved in education." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Further Continuing Appropriations Amendments 2011. 1 March 2011. "Let me just say to my friend, because I know he has a great passion for education, and it is a passion I very much respect, I have the great fortune of coming from the part of the world called Gwinnett County, Georgia. And Gwinnett County was the recipient of the Broad Prize for the single best urban education school district in America. We made it as a finalist 2 years ago, but last year we won. And we won in spite of Federal Government intervention--not because of it, in spite of it." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Education. 21 October 2011. "I am a fierce advocate for more local control of education. The education of our children is far too important and far too expensive (it costs roughly $100,000 to put a child through school-kindergarten through grade 12) to hand off to bureaucrats in Washington, DC. Federal involvement has not led to better test scores from students, but it has certainly led to headaches for parents and teachers. Our communities and our families know best what our kids need, and I will protect our right to make these important and formative decisions. Congress must repeal ineffective education policy that consolidates decision-making in Washington,DC, and must return authority to the states and power to the the parents to choose the education system-be it public school, a home school, or other option-that is right for their child." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Speaks to Partnership Gwinnett at Annual Summit. 25 August 2010. "Everyone talks about economic development these days, but Partnership Gwinnett is actually working to put those words into action. Its members have skin in the game, and I am proud to support its efforts. To help Partnership Gwinnett succeed, I am working to increase local control over transportation, education and water infrastructure projects [¦] I am certain that Gwinnett School Superintendant Alvin Wilbanks knows more about educating Gwinnett's children than Washington does. I am certain that Gwinnett County Transportation Director Brian Allen knows more about what Gwinnett needs as far as transportation infrastructure than Washington does. If elected in November, my commitment as this district's Member of Congress is to move funding and decision making authority as close to home as possible, which is where our Founding Fathers intended for it to be." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. 22 September 2011. "I do not believe the Federal Government should be involved in education." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Further Continuing Appropriations Amendments 2011. 1 March 2011. "Let me just say to my friend, because I know he has a great passion for education, and it is a passion I very much respect, I have the great fortune of coming from the part of the world called Gwinnett County, Georgia. And Gwinnett County was the recipient of the Broad Prize for the single best urban education school district in America. We made it as a finalist 2 years ago, but last year we won. And we won in spite of Federal Government intervention--not because of it, in spite of it." (votesmart.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Rob Woodall voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. 21 October 2011. "President Obama just doesn't get it. First he focused on energy taxes and "global warming" [¦] I will work to ensure that American products can compete on a level playing with foreign competition and that the Federal government removes the destructive disincentives that encourage American jobs to relocate overseas." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. We Can Absolutely Protect Our Environment While Growing Jobs. 23 September 2011. "Congressman Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2401, the TRAIN Act, which is a bill delaying the implementation of controversial Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that would place additional emissions requirements on power plants. By the EPA's own estimates, the Utility MACT rule alone would cost more than $10 billion, making it one of the most expensive environmental regulations in the history of the agency. [Rob Woodall:] 'The bottom line is we can absolutely protect our environment while growing jobs. Now, more than ever, we need to take a close look at burdensome government regulations that cost American businesses billions of dollars and continue to stall job growth. The TRAIN Act allows us to do just that by requiring a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of the EPA's major rules and regulations. The Obama Administration is giving Americans a false choice between the environment and the economy. This is not a one-or-the-other choice. We can do both. I hope that the Senate and the President will act quickly on this legislation so we can continue to protect the health of our environment while ensuring that American jobs do not needlessly move overseas.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. 21 October 2011. "President Obama just doesn't get it. First he focused on energy taxes and "global warming" [¦] I will work to ensure that American products can compete on a level playing with foreign competition and that the Federal government removes the destructive disincentives that encourage American jobs to relocate overseas." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Rob Woodall voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. We Can Absolutely Protect Our Environment While Growing Jobs. 23 September 2011. "Congressman Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2401, the TRAIN Act, which is a bill delaying the implementation of controversial Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules that would place additional emissions requirements on power plants. By the EPA's own estimates, the Utility MACT rule alone would cost more than $10 billion, making it one of the most expensive environmental regulations in the history of the agency. [Rob Woodall:] 'The bottom line is we can absolutely protect our environment while growing jobs. Now, more than ever, we need to take a close look at burdensome government regulations that cost American businesses billions of dollars and continue to stall job growth. The TRAIN Act allows us to do just that by requiring a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of the EPA's major rules and regulations. The Obama Administration is giving Americans a false choice between the environment and the economy. This is not a one-or-the-other choice. We can do both. I hope that the Senate and the President will act quickly on this legislation so we can continue to protect the health of our environment while ensuring that American jobs do not needlessly move overseas.'" (votesmart.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 1 January 2011. "I believe it is important to preserve the power of the Constitution and the basic rights that it entails. As the U.S. Representative for the Seventh District of Georgia, I will do my part to protect citizens' basic rights to bear arms by supporting local law enforcement in their mission to stop gun violence and stop unconstitutional legislation from infringing upon the Second Amendment." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 21 October 2011. "As your representative in Congress, I will take seriously my duty to protect our Constitutional directives. I have been licensed to carry a gun since I was 22. I go to the firing range and shoot on the family farm. Folks like me--or Georgia's hunters or those who just wish to protect their home--do not need more gun laws on top of the dozens in place now. The law-abiding citizens follow these laws and the criminals do not. In Congress, I will stand up for gun owners and against further restrictions. Let's penalize those who use firearms in the commission of a crime but not those of us who use guns for recreation or sports. Let's not write more laws the bad guys will just ignore." (votesmart.org)
  • "I will...be the first to oppose policies that limit or eliminate Second Amendment guarantees and freedoms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "But if the Second Amendment protects my rights to carry my concealed weapon from State to State to State, I don't need another Federal law that says, yeah, I really mean it. It's already protected. If the Second Amendment doesn't protect my right to carry a concealed weapon from State to State to State, then the Ninth and 10th Amendments leave that responsibility to individuals and the States to regulate on their own [¦] I came to Congress to protect freedom [¦] I don't want the Federal Government in any issue of the law where the Constitution does not require it." (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Rob Woodall in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 1 January 2011. "I believe it is important to preserve the power of the Constitution and the basic rights that it entails. As the U.S. Representative for the Seventh District of Georgia, I will do my part to protect citizens' basic rights to bear arms by supporting local law enforcement in their mission to stop gun violence and stop unconstitutional legislation from infringing upon the Second Amendment." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Second Amendment. 21 October 2011. "As your representative in Congress, I will take seriously my duty to protect our Constitutional directives. I have been licensed to carry a gun since I was 22. I go to the firing range and shoot on the family farm. Folks like me--or Georgia's hunters or those who just wish to protect their home--do not need more gun laws on top of the dozens in place now. The law-abiding citizens follow these laws and the criminals do not. In Congress, I will stand up for gun owners and against further restrictions. Let's penalize those who use firearms in the commission of a crime but not those of us who use guns for recreation or sports. Let's not write more laws the bad guys will just ignore." (votesmart.org)
  • "I will...be the first to oppose policies that limit or eliminate Second Amendment guarantees and freedoms." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. National Right-To-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. 16 November 2011. "But if the Second Amendment protects my rights to carry my concealed weapon from State to State to State, I don't need another Federal law that says, yeah, I really mean it. It's already protected. If the Second Amendment doesn't protect my right to carry a concealed weapon from State to State to State, then the Ninth and 10th Amendments leave that responsibility to individuals and the States to regulate on their own [¦] I came to Congress to protect freedom [¦] I don't want the Federal Government in any issue of the law where the Constitution does not require it." (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Rob Woodall in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)

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  • "I wish we would repeal the law." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Participates in Televised Atlanta Press Club Debate. 11 October 2010. "There are fundamental differences between me and my opponent in this race. I support the FairTax. My opponent opposes it. I support repealing ObamaCare in its entirety. My opponent opposes repeal." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Votes to Repeal Obamacare. 13 July 2012. ""In the eighteen months that I have served in Congress, the House of Representatives has voted 30 times to repeal President Obama's health care take over. Today's [July 11] vote was repeal attempt number 31. The President and his Democrat colleagues want us to throw in the towel saying, ˜Alright, already. The Supreme Court has ruled, now it's time to move on.' The fact of the matter is, however, the Supreme Court does not have the final say"the American people do. And the U.S. House of Representatives"the representational body closest to the American people"continues to speak for the people." (robwoodall.com)
  • Rob Woodall. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Rob Woodall voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on ObamaCare Ruling in Florida. 31 January 2011. "Today's decision by a federal court in Florida reaffirms that ObamaCare violates the supreme law of the land. Our federal government has no place in the medical decisions of individual Americans, and I was proud to stand with my colleagues earlier this month and vote in favor of repealing this monstrosity of a bill. I will continue to work hard on behalf of the Seventh District to produce health care reform Americans can support--a viable, market-based approach that will preserve a patients' ability to keep their respective health care plans if they like them." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Appointed to House Committee on Rules. 4 January 2011. "I know that Rules will play a unique role in reforming the corrupt ways that the Democrats brought bills to a vote. With the Republicans in control and looking to pass important legislation like defunding and repealing ObamaCare, the Rules Committee will play an integral part in ensuring important bills like these come to the House Floor in a fair manner. The job will be tough, but I am ready for the challenges that I and my fellow Committee members will face." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Let's Get ObamaCare Out of Our Lives. 22 October 2010. "There are less than two weeks between now and when the citizens of this country take back their government. If you send me to Congress, you are sending someone with a principled, logical and constitutional plan to getting ObamaCare--and all of the big government policy from the past two years--out of our lives." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on Health Care Repeal Vote. 19 January 2011. "ObamaCare contains so much new bureaucracy that it took 2,800 pages to write. Repealing this monstrosity will only take two. The people of the Seventh District and the rest of America spoke out against the overreaching and overspending in ObamaCare when they voted in November. It is time for our leaders to show America that they are listening by voting for repeal today and begin tomorrow moving viable, market-based solutions to America's health care woes." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Small Government. 21 October 2011. "The health care bill: There are many things that we can do together to lower health care costs and improve health care quality in this country. H.R. 3400, the "Empowering Patients First Act" is one such solution. We can and must work together to do bring those bills to passage for the American people. In bringing these solutions, however, we must also repeal the government-controlled health care model that President Obama passed. We will repeal this bill and replace it with one that is driven by the doctor-patient relationship and consumer choices." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Participates in Televised Atlanta Press Club Debate. 11 October 2010. "There are fundamental differences between me and my opponent in this race. I support the FairTax. My opponent opposes it. I support repealing ObamaCare in its entirety. My opponent opposes repeal." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Votes to Repeal Obamacare. 13 July 2012. ""In the eighteen months that I have served in Congress, the House of Representatives has voted 30 times to repeal President Obama's health care take over. Today's [July 11] vote was repeal attempt number 31. The President and his Democrat colleagues want us to throw in the towel saying, ˜Alright, already. The Supreme Court has ruled, now it's time to move on.' The fact of the matter is, however, the Supreme Court does not have the final say"the American people do. And the U.S. House of Representatives"the representational body closest to the American people"continues to speak for the people." (robwoodall.com)
  • Rob Woodall. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Rob Woodall voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on ObamaCare Ruling in Florida. 31 January 2011. "Today's decision by a federal court in Florida reaffirms that ObamaCare violates the supreme law of the land. Our federal government has no place in the medical decisions of individual Americans, and I was proud to stand with my colleagues earlier this month and vote in favor of repealing this monstrosity of a bill. I will continue to work hard on behalf of the Seventh District to produce health care reform Americans can support--a viable, market-based approach that will preserve a patients' ability to keep their respective health care plans if they like them." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Appointed to House Committee on Rules. 4 January 2011. "I know that Rules will play a unique role in reforming the corrupt ways that the Democrats brought bills to a vote. With the Republicans in control and looking to pass important legislation like defunding and repealing ObamaCare, the Rules Committee will play an integral part in ensuring important bills like these come to the House Floor in a fair manner. The job will be tough, but I am ready for the challenges that I and my fellow Committee members will face." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Let's Get ObamaCare Out of Our Lives. 22 October 2010. "There are less than two weeks between now and when the citizens of this country take back their government. If you send me to Congress, you are sending someone with a principled, logical and constitutional plan to getting ObamaCare--and all of the big government policy from the past two years--out of our lives." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Issues Statement on Health Care Repeal Vote. 19 January 2011. "ObamaCare contains so much new bureaucracy that it took 2,800 pages to write. Repealing this monstrosity will only take two. The people of the Seventh District and the rest of America spoke out against the overreaching and overspending in ObamaCare when they voted in November. It is time for our leaders to show America that they are listening by voting for repeal today and begin tomorrow moving viable, market-based solutions to America's health care woes." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Small Government. 21 October 2011. "The health care bill: There are many things that we can do together to lower health care costs and improve health care quality in this country. H.R. 3400, the "Empowering Patients First Act" is one such solution. We can and must work together to do bring those bills to passage for the American people. In bringing these solutions, however, we must also repeal the government-controlled health care model that President Obama passed. We will repeal this bill and replace it with one that is driven by the doctor-patient relationship and consumer choices." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Let's Turn Back the Clocks on ObamaCare. 1 October 2010. "As I reflect on the six month anniversary of ObamaCare becoming the law of the land, over half of American voters remain opposed it. The opposition is even stronger here in Georgia, and I am among those who strongly oppose it. Therefore, I would love to promise that if I am elected to Congress, I will instantly repeal the law, but we all know that is a promise that I alone cannot keep. As long as President Obama is in the White House, any Congressional action to fully repeal ObamaCare is doomed to failure. That does not mean that we must accept the status quo, however. I pledge to work with every member of the House of Representatives, regardless of party affiliation, to immediately repeal what we can and to lay the groundwork over the next two years with the presidential election to repeal what remains." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Let's Turn Back the Clocks on ObamaCare. 1 October 2010. "As I reflect on the six month anniversary of ObamaCare becoming the law of the land, over half of American voters remain opposed it. The opposition is even stronger here in Georgia, and I am among those who strongly oppose it. Therefore, I would love to promise that if I am elected to Congress, I will instantly repeal the law, but we all know that is a promise that I alone cannot keep. As long as President Obama is in the White House, any Congressional action to fully repeal ObamaCare is doomed to failure. That does not mean that we must accept the status quo, however. I pledge to work with every member of the House of Representatives, regardless of party affiliation, to immediately repeal what we can and to lay the groundwork over the next two years with the presidential election to repeal what remains." (votesmart.org)
  • "I wish we would repeal the law." (votesmart.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. Illegal Immigration. 20 September 2011. "And the victim, when we turn a blind eye to illegal immigration, is the legal immigrant who does it all right because they're the victim of the animus that comes out of this debate. They're a victim of the sadness. In fact, I will tell you, the angriest people--again, I come from the Deep South. A lot of folks have a lot of stereotypes about how it is in the Deep South. But I will tell you, the angriest people in my part of the world about illegal immigration are not the ninth generation white guy; it's the legal immigrants. Somebody stopped me the other day and they said, Rob, if you ever pass an amnesty bill--which we never will do, just to be clear, never, ever going to happen, not while I'm here in Congress--give me my money back." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall: President's Immigration Decree Circumvents Rule of Law. 15 June 2012. "America is a beacon of freedom in the world and it is no wonder that hundreds of thousands of people each year apply to complete the legal and proper steps to become citizens or permanent residents of this amazing land. After all, who wouldn't want to raise their family in the land of opportunity and under the rule of law? Unfortunately, President Obama's decision to cease the deportation of potentially millions of illegal immigrants and instead grant them legal work permits--while millions of legal U.S. residents remain unemployed and unable to find work--undermines both the rule of law and the economic opportunity that is America." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Positions and Views of Rob Woodall on Immigration. 17 August 2012. "The 14th Amendment was ratified in the aftermath of the Civil War to ensure that all persons who had been born into slavery on U.S. soil would become citizens of this great country and to reiterate that the Federal government could make no law abridging the rights of any citizen as guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution without due process of law. Today, however, many illegal immigrants come to this country, have children, and claim birthright U.S. citizenship for their children under the authority of the 14th Amendment. This is wrong, and it must be stopped. As such, I'm committed to supporting legislation that would clarify who is considered a natural born citizen. Former U.S. Representative Nathan Deal introduced H.R. 1868 in the U.S. House of Representatives last year. Under this bill, the only way that someone could be considered a natural born citizen is if a parent meets at least one of the following three criteria: 1) is a citizen or national of the United States, 2) is a lawful permanent resident, or 3) is an alien that is on active military duty with the U.S. Military." (vote-ga.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Illegal Immigration. 20 September 2011. "And the victim, when we turn a blind eye to illegal immigration, is the legal immigrant who does it all right because they're the victim of the animus that comes out of this debate. They're a victim of the sadness. In fact, I will tell you, the angriest people--again, I come from the Deep South. A lot of folks have a lot of stereotypes about how it is in the Deep South. But I will tell you, the angriest people in my part of the world about illegal immigration are not the ninth generation white guy; it's the legal immigrants. Somebody stopped me the other day and they said, Rob, if you ever pass an amnesty bill--which we never will do, just to be clear, never, ever going to happen, not while I'm here in Congress--give me my money back." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall: President's Immigration Decree Circumvents Rule of Law. 15 June 2012. "America is a beacon of freedom in the world and it is no wonder that hundreds of thousands of people each year apply to complete the legal and proper steps to become citizens or permanent residents of this amazing land. After all, who wouldn't want to raise their family in the land of opportunity and under the rule of law? Unfortunately, President Obama's decision to cease the deportation of potentially millions of illegal immigrants and instead grant them legal work permits--while millions of legal U.S. residents remain unemployed and unable to find work--undermines both the rule of law and the economic opportunity that is America." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Positions and Views of Rob Woodall on Immigration. 17 August 2012. "The 14th Amendment was ratified in the aftermath of the Civil War to ensure that all persons who had been born into slavery on U.S. soil would become citizens of this great country and to reiterate that the Federal government could make no law abridging the rights of any citizen as guaranteed to them by the U.S. Constitution without due process of law. Today, however, many illegal immigrants come to this country, have children, and claim birthright U.S. citizenship for their children under the authority of the 14th Amendment. This is wrong, and it must be stopped. As such, I'm committed to supporting legislation that would clarify who is considered a natural born citizen. Former U.S. Representative Nathan Deal introduced H.R. 1868 in the U.S. House of Representatives last year. Under this bill, the only way that someone could be considered a natural born citizen is if a parent meets at least one of the following three criteria: 1) is a citizen or national of the United States, 2) is a lawful permanent resident, or 3) is an alien that is on active military duty with the U.S. Military." (vote-ga.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. Wodall Calls on Obama to Enforce the Law, Defend DOMA. 11 May 2011. "On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) signed on as a co-sponsor to H.Con. Res. 25, which is a bill calling on President Obama and his administration to respect and defend the law known as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [¦] Congressman Woodall said, 'President Obama took an oath to uphold the laws of the land. For him to refuse to enforce this law is unacceptable and an abuse of the presidency,' Woodall said. "I am proud to stand on behalf of Georgia's Seventh District in support of Congresswoman Hartzler's resolution.'" (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Wodall Calls on Obama to Enforce the Law, Defend DOMA. 11 May 2011. "On Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) signed on as a co-sponsor to H.Con. Res. 25, which is a bill calling on President Obama and his administration to respect and defend the law known as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [¦] Congressman Woodall said, 'President Obama took an oath to uphold the laws of the land. For him to refuse to enforce this law is unacceptable and an abuse of the presidency,' Woodall said. "I am proud to stand on behalf of Georgia's Seventh District in support of Congresswoman Hartzler's resolution.'" (votesmart.org)
  • "Georgia and 37 other states have chosen to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman, and the Court's decision today supports their right to do just that." (votesmart.org)
  • "Georgia and 37 other states have chosen to define marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman, and the Court's decision today supports their right to do just that." (votesmart.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Homeland Security and National Defense. 21 October 2011. "Our enemy is highly mobile and capable of re-inventing itself and its modes of terror, whether it be through potential threats to our transportation infrastructure, contamination of our drinking water and food systems, or bacterial pathogens introduced into the population. We are certainly more prepared to address certain forms of terrorism than we were nine years ago, but the danger remains in other areas, and that is why democracy promotion throughout the world and our continued presence in Afghanistan are necessary features of our fight to rid the world of terrorism. I strongly believe that General Petraeus will prove to be the positive guiding force that will lead us and the Afghani people toward victory in our fight on the Afghan front of the Global War on Terrorism. I greatly admire his leadership and resolve, and I will work hard to support him as he makes the tough decisions necessary to win this war. His leadership during President Bush's troop surge in Iraq brought victory, and I pray that his leadership during President Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan will bring the same." (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. Issue Position: Homeland Security and National Defense. 21 October 2011. "Our enemy is highly mobile and capable of re-inventing itself and its modes of terror, whether it be through potential threats to our transportation infrastructure, contamination of our drinking water and food systems, or bacterial pathogens introduced into the population. We are certainly more prepared to address certain forms of terrorism than we were nine years ago, but the danger remains in other areas, and that is why democracy promotion throughout the world and our continued presence in Afghanistan are necessary features of our fight to rid the world of terrorism. I strongly believe that General Petraeus will prove to be the positive guiding force that will lead us and the Afghani people toward victory in our fight on the Afghan front of the Global War on Terrorism. I greatly admire his leadership and resolve, and I will work hard to support him as he makes the tough decisions necessary to win this war. His leadership during President Bush's troop surge in Iraq brought victory, and I pray that his leadership during President Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan will bring the same." (votesmart.org)

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  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Meets With Gwinnett Seniors. 12 August 2011. "Both sides of the aisle are committed to preserving Medicare and Social Security benefits for America's seniors, and I want that to be clear to the Seventh District's seniors: they will continue receiving the Medicare and Social Security benefits that they have spent their entire lives paying for. They deserve these benefits because they were promised these benefits years ago and this Congress will ensure that they will not lose them. That said, while preserving benefits for today's seniors, Congress must absolutely renegotiate the promises made to future generations like mine. I cannot expect to receive the same benefits that my parents and grandparents received. America simply can't afford it [¦] I am proud to have supported the House budget plan, The Path to Prosperity, which not only preserves commitments made to today's seniors, but will make sure these programs are still available for future beneficiaries as well." (woodall.house.gov)
  • Rob Woodall. Woodall Meets With Gwinnett Seniors. 12 August 2011. "Both sides of the aisle are committed to preserving Medicare and Social Security benefits for America's seniors, and I want that to be clear to the Seventh District's seniors: they will continue receiving the Medicare and Social Security benefits that they have spent their entire lives paying for. They deserve these benefits because they were promised these benefits years ago and this Congress will ensure that they will not lose them. That said, while preserving benefits for today's seniors, Congress must absolutely renegotiate the promises made to future generations like mine. I cannot expect to receive the same benefits that my parents and grandparents received. America simply can't afford it [¦] I am proud to have supported the House budget plan, The Path to Prosperity, which not only preserves commitments made to today's seniors, but will make sure these programs are still available for future beneficiaries as well." (woodall.house.gov)
  • Rob Woodall. The Facts About the President's Economic Record. 17 February 2012. "Mr. Speaker, what do you think is going to happen when interest rates are no longer at their lowest level in a century? This bar is going to eclipse everything. So what can we do? I'll tell you what we can do. The money is in Medicare and Medicaid. The money is in Social Security. Mr. Speaker, I'm in my 40s, we must--we must--come to people in my age bracket and say, no more. You will not get what your parents got. You've got to say that to me. You will not receive what your parents received. You've got to say that to me. Will there be a safety net? There will. Can we provide certainty to folks that it will be there? We can. But if you talk to anybody in their 40s, Mr. Speaker, they'll tell you that they expect those programs to be long bankrupt anyway. Why? Because they are. So these are the tough decisions that we have to make: What are we going to tell the next generation? How are we going to protect these benefits from the current generation?" (votesmart.org)
  • Rob Woodall. The Facts About the President's Economic Record. 17 February 2012. "Mr. Speaker, what do you think is going to happen when interest rates are no longer at their lowest level in a century? This bar is going to eclipse everything. So what can we do? I'll tell you what we can do. The money is in Medicare and Medicaid. The money is in Social Security. Mr. Speaker, I'm in my 40s, we must--we must--come to people in my age bracket and say, no more. You will not get what your parents got. You've got to say that to me. You will not receive what your parents received. You've got to say that to me. Will there be a safety net? There will. Can we provide certainty to folks that it will be there? We can. But if you talk to anybody in their 40s, Mr. Speaker, they'll tell you that they expect those programs to be long bankrupt anyway. Why? Because they are. So these are the tough decisions that we have to make: What are we going to tell the next generation? How are we going to protect these benefits from the current generation?" (votesmart.org)

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