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We stand with Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods

On Tuesday, March 25, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two landmark cases that have everything to do with the kind of country we will leave our children and grandchildren. In both Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp v. Seblieus, the Supreme Court will look at whether businesses are entitled to the fundamental right of religious liberty.   Four years ago, President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act. It’s doubtful any other piece of legislation has done as much harm to our Constitution as much as Obamacare has.  Under one controversial provision, businesses are required to ...

Rep. Woodall Prescribes FairTax For Ailing Economy

By Terri Chapman If national consumption-based taxation is "fairer", many conservatives are still fearful of how rates would fare against the combination of unfettered government growth and a balanced budget amendment. On November 16, the Joint Economic Committee of Congress invited testimony on how tax reform could boost economic growth in America, Rep. Rob Woodall, R-GA-7, gave a floor speech promoting the FairTax Act (HR 25, S 13), which would replace all federal income- and payroll-based taxes with a national sales tax, often considered progressive in effect. Woodall argued that moving to a consumption-based tax system instead of an ...

Woodall, House Freshmen Urge Senate: “Get To Work”

Early this month, the House Republican freshman class formed a coalition and dubbed themselves "Operation Turnaround." Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) announced this move in a recent press release and on his website. The group officially kicked off on October 4 by holding a press conference and by sending a formal letter to the Senate urging them to take swift action on 12 House sponsored proposals. Woodall and 36 others signed and delivered a letter entitled "A Pro Jobs Message from House GOP Freshmen." It contains brief but unsubtle allegations that "Senate leadership" has neglected to maintain the overall fiscal well-being of the nation. It also blames ...

Woodall’s 7th District Weighs In On Balanced Budget Amendment

This fall, the recently passed Budget Control Act brings a balanced budget amendment to a vote in Congress for the first time in fifteen years. Congressman Rob Woodall held a Telephone Town Hall meeting on September 14th to gauge the amount of support a balanced budget amendment has within Georgia's 7th district using a telephone-based polling method. The meeting's participation was estimated at just over 400. According to the 2010 census, Georgia's 7th congressional district represents roughly 900,000. It has been solidly Republican since 1995. Providing some background on the most recent history of this issue, Woodall rhetorically asked his ...

Woodall’s 15 Minutes Of Fame in 2011

A look back at Rep. Rob Woodall’s (R-GA-07) first year in the House. Woodall has now represented Georgia’s 7th District for one full year as member of the 112th Congress, which convened January 3, 2011. According to opencongress.org, Woodall voted with House Republicans roughly 91 percent of the time. The statistic actually earns the freshman a mildly independent voting rank of 177th, meaning that 176 of his 242 House Republican colleagues voted along party lines more often than Woodall did.  According to Open Congress, the average House Republican currently votes with party about 93 percent of the time. In 2011 Woodall sponsored 18 bills ...

News Briefing for Wednesday, March 25

HEALTHCARE: How many will have to pay back Obamacare subsidies? “More Americans will owe the government money for their Obamacare subsidy than won't, says a new analysis. A big upcoming Tax Day question is how many Americans with government-subsidized health insurance will find that they collected more in subsidies than they're qualified for and have to pay some of it back — and how many will find themselves in the opposite position, with the government owing them money. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that half of all subsidy-eligible households will be in the first boat, owing the government an average payment of $794. That situat...

News Briefing for Tuesday, March 24

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party first to cheer Cruz bid (quote by Jenny Beth) “He's a leader of the Tea Party in Washington, so it's not a surprise that Tea Party leaders are heaping praise on Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential announcement today. Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, was the first to embrace Cruz, noting his firm stands on conservative principles. "It's fitting that Sen. Ted Cruz is the first announced candidate in the GOP presidential field," Martin said in a statement. "In his two short years in the Senate, he has yielded to no one in championing the values of personal freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free ...

News Briefing for Monday, March 23

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Cruz to launch White House bid, will tea party go along? (Tea Party Patriots mentioned) “…While tea party leaders still like Cruz, they’re also looking elsewhere for 2016. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, regarded as a new voice and a Washington outsider, has drawn a passionate following, particularly in Iowa. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa caucus, retains a loyal conservative following. Walker so far has pulled ahead of everyone, and held a telephone town hall last week with followers of one group, the Tea Party Patriots. Afterward, the group said on its website “there is perhaps no one the ...

News Briefing for March 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Early line: 3-man race for 2016 GOP nomination “Much of who’s ahead and who’s not at this stage “is based on who’s known and who’s not known,” said Fergus Cullen, another former New Hampshire Republican chairman. Cullen hosted a reception at his home for Bush last week. What’s lacking in the top tier is a hardcore conservative or tea party favorite. Tea party loyalists are sympathetic to Walker, for example, but still have some doubts. At a Tea Party Patriots telephone town hall meeting this week, some questioned whether he has shifted his position on government help for ethanol over the years. Mike Huckabee, ...

News Briefing for Thursday, March 19

HEALTHCARE: GOP aims to sink Obamacare with reconciliation But first they have to strike a difficult deal on an overall budget “Senate Republicans want to use a powerful budget maneuver known as reconciliation to go after President Barack Obama’s health care law — particularly if the Supreme Court strikes down key provisions of Obamacare this June. Using the fast-tracking procedure offers some advantage for Republicans, largely because a reconciliation package can’t be filibustered. But it’s not going to be easy. First, House and Senate Republicans need to agree on a budget resolution, which could be difficult with fiscal conserva...