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Woodall appointed to Budget Committee

LAWRENCEVILLE — U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Lawrenceville, has been assigned to the House Budget Committee.

Chaired by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Budget Committee is responsible for writing Congress’ overall budget plan for the fiscal year. Woodall will begin his service on the House Budget Committee this week.

“I’m eager to go to work with Chairman Ryan and establish a budget that drives policy and not the other way around,” Woodall said in a news release. “We are only 30 days into the new Congress and, of the bills we have passed, not one of them has been over five pages — this includes the very first bill that cut Congress’ own spending.

“This is a step in the right direction, but we need more — we need drastic spending cuts and an overhaul of our nation’s tax code.”

Woodall has previously said he supports Ryan’s proposed fiscal year 2011 budget blueprint.

Woodall is also a member of the House Committee on Rules, which determines how bills come to the House Floor for consideration.