165 results for search: Wood


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 ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 04/20/15

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Legislative Update for 04/20/15 Listen to the podcast here: CALENDAR:   The House will return Tuesday, with no votes scheduled before 6:30 PM. It’s a short week – there are no votes scheduled after 3 PM on Thursday. The Senate will return tomorrow, with no votes scheduled before 5:30 PM. We anticipate they’ll be in all week. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: Last week’s “theme of the week” in the House was “Tax Freedom and Financial Independence.” The House voted on a number of bills regarding various aspects of taxation, IRS targeting, and tax reform. You’ll recall I said last week that ...

News Briefing for Tuesday, April 21

HEALTHCARE: Obamacare is benefitting the biggest hospitals and insurers, and that's not a good thing “These days, when liberals defend Obamacare, they often say something along the lines of, Look, Obamacare can't be that bad, even big business likes it! A writer at the liberal Mother Jones defended Obamacare by pointing out that the largest hospital chain in America is fighting to save the law. Wendell Potter, at the Center for Public Integrity, seems to think it's a rebuke to Obamacare's critics that the nation's largest health insurer is making bank off the law: Anyone who still thinks the Affordable Care Act was a "government takeover of ...

News Briefing for Monday, April 20

HEALTHCARE: Group Takes On Insurance Companies Over Obamacare “Justin Danhof, general counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research, challenged the president of Humana Thursday for his support of Obamacare during a shareholder’s meeting. Danhof took aim at Bruce D. Broussard, president of the insurance giant Humana, over his support of Obamacare, particularly in light of ongoing legal challenges. Broussard defended his position arguing healthcare is a right and therefore must be respected, an answer Danhof disputed. “I think at Humana, we have one fundamental belief and that is that individuals have the right to receive health ...

The Reagan Agenda is Back in Business

It may not be morning in America quite yet, but I think we can see rosy-fingered dawn peeking over the horizon. Last month, Ted Cruz stepped up. Last week, Rand Paul stepped up. Last Monday, Marco Rubio stepped up. Their arrival may not be the second coming of Ronald Reagan, but it’s the second coming of the Reagan coalition. Does anybody make the case for traditional values more cogently than Ted Cruz? Does anybody confront overweening government more consistently than Rand Paul? Does anybody summon the themes of American patriotism more evocatively than Marco Rubio? Family values. Limited government. American exceptionalism. Those are the ...

News Briefing for Friday, April 17

HEALTHCARE: 27.49% of Everyone's Tax Bill Is Spent on Health Care Share of Each Taxpayer Dollar Spent on Health Care Up 22 Percent Since 2012. “Every year since 2011, the White House has used tax time to post a "Federal Taxpayer Receipt" showing taxpayers how their federal tax dollars are being spent. President Obama introduced the concept in his 2011 State of the Union address, and Wednesday the White House posted the fifth installment so taxpayers can see how "tax dollars are being spent on priorities like education, veterans benefits, and health care."  While users can punch in their own tax liability and see dollar amounts assigned to each ...