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Woodall to Represent Georgia on House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
Beginning in January, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) will join the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee in addition to his continued service on the Budget Committee and as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process in the 114th Congress. With his new assignment comes a valuable opportunity to speak for Georgia on the Committee charged with oversight of the nation’s transportation and water infrastructure.
“We will have an incredible opportunity in the 114th Congress to make real progress on our nation’s big issues,” said Rep. Woodall, “and I’m thrilled to partner with Chairman Shuster and the members of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to enact common-sense, conservative solutions for these needs. Our successes here can be a model for the nation, and the nation can help to address our challenges locally that still remain. The Seventh District represents one of the most economically vibrant and travelled regions of what is the largest economy in the southeastern United States, and it’s a privilege to serve as a voice for those who work to grow jobs and the economy every day.”
With continued growth in the Metro Atlanta region, as well as being a premier destination for business relocation, Georgia had surprisingly been without a voice on the powerful Transportation committee throughout the 113th Congress, but the region’s success is what Woodall credits for the shift going into the new Congress.
“The state of Georgia generally and the Seventh District in particular are fantastic examples of how to attract and sustain economic growth while offering residents a quality of life that is hard to find elsewhere,” Woodall continued. “As a leading force in our nation’s economy, it’s tremendously valuable for our community to weigh in on these policy decisions at the committee level, and ultimately produce the kind of effective, long-term infrastructure solutions that we need to remain competitive.”
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) also extended his welcome to Woodall while providing a brief look ahead to some of the key items on the legislative agenda in 2015.
“Rep. Woodall is a tremendously dedicated public servant, and it’s a pleasure to have him join the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee,” Shuster said. “He is a staunch advocate for conservative solutions, and I look forward to working with him in this role. The Committee will have a full agenda next year, including reauthorizations of federal surface transportation, aviation, and passenger rail programs. The added perspectives and ideas of our new Members will be an asset to our experienced team as we continue developing legislation that strengthens our infrastructure and makes America more competitive.”
Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee.