On Wednesday, March 23, 2011, Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) joined Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Congressmen Tom Price (GA-06) and Phil Gingrey (GA-11) in a press conference on the Georgia State Capital steps to comment on the one-year anniversary of the job-killing ObamaCare legislation.
"I was not in Congress as Governor Deal and my colleagues, Congressman Price and Congressman Gingrey, worked to combat this job-killing bill's passage," Woodall said, "but I know how hard they fought on behalf of the American people to prevent what has now become reality--the President signing a bill that, for all intents and purposes, socializes health care."
"ObamaCare will cost hundreds of billions of dollars that our country does not have for a health care system that Americans do not want. This is why I was proud to join my colleagues in voting for one of the very first bills passed by the new Congress to repeal ObamaCare in its entirety, H.R. 2."
"I have said since Day One that President Obama identified exactly the right problems: limited access and the rising cost of health care. However, he and former-Speaker Nancy Pelosi went on to push through Congress exactly the wrong solution. The worst part of this legislation, however, is the crude way in which it was forced upon the American people.
Woodall continued, "I came to Congress to represent the interests of my constituents, not to decide their interests for them. Our government must consider legislation in the light of day through as much of an open process as possible, especially when it comes to health care reform. There are plenty aspects of reform on which conservatives and liberals agree. We can work to implement those solutions then have the tough debates on the issues on which this nation is clearly divided."
Woodall, who serves as a Member of the House Budget Committee, is currently working on budget legislation for FY2012. He held a Telephone Town Hall focused on spending cuts and the budget on Tuesday night.
"We must continue this fight for spending reform; the American people are holding us to this pledge. I will not stop with this press conference and I will not stop at my vote. I will continue to pursue opportunities to defund and repeal wasteful spending legislation like ObamaCare, and I will continue to include my constituents as much as possible in this process," Woodall said.