On Friday, April 8, 2011, Congressman Woodall (R-GA) issued the following statement on funding members of the military despite a government shutdown:
"Today, my colleagues and I continued the fight to make sure that our military men and women will not be left high and dry if the government shuts down tonight. I proudly joined forty-four of my colleagues in the House in sending a letter spearheaded by Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) to President Obama, encouraging him to quickly sign a bill that funds our government and ensures pay for our troops and their families."
"We are fast approaching the eleventh hour, and I am fully committed to seeing that our troops do not suffer because our Administration lacks the leadership to pass a short-term spending bill. Just as our Armed Forces never hesitate to answer our calls to serve, we should never hesitate to serve them and their families. It is terribly unfortunate that some in Washington have chosen to play politics while our soldiers, airman, marines, and sailors, and all their families risk going without pay."