After a busy two weeks in Washington-- which included hosting a meeting between Speaker Boehner and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce delegation--Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) returned to the Seventh District for his Memorial Day District Work Week. This week the Congressman visited with several local businesses including Horizon Software International, which develops technology for food service-based industries including schools and health care facilities.
"This week is National Small Business Week, which serves as a great reminder about how important the small business sector is to America's economy. We have so many small businesses right here in the Seventh District and I make a conscious effort to visit as many as I can whenever I am home. I enjoyed discussing the policy thoughts and concerns with the management and employees at Horizon, where they truly exemplify how hard work and innovation create success. The concerns they shared with me echo the concerns I hear from so many small business owners--the less federal intervention, the better. Congress must continue to work on getting the federal government off the backs of small businesses like Horizon," Woodall said.
Congressman Woodall also gathered with Gwinnett County constituents in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center on Thursday evening for a Town Hall Meeting.
"I am delighted to be home talking with folks about the issues that are on their minds. Town Hall Meetings are such a great means for everyone to come together and talk about the tough issues right out in the open," Woodall said.
Woodall led off with a fifteen-minute slideshow presentation of charts and graphs detailing U.S. spending priorities under current policy and what must be done to get these priorities back on track. Woodall then opened the floor to questions from the audience for the remaining time.
"People who have given up on America don't come to Town Hall Meetings; only folks who believe in America and believe that it can be saved invest their time and ideas in their elected officials. I am truly blessed to serve a community as committed as ours," Woodall said.
Woodall returns to Washington, D.C, next week after Memorial Day when the House resumes legislative business.