Representative Woodall Votes in Favor of Securing America's Borders


Date: Feb. 26, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall voted against House Joint Resolution 46, which would stop additional funding for border security and create an increase in illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drug smuggling.

"Congress has repeatedly failed to address the humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Article I of the Constitution clearly states that it is the Legislative Branch's responsibility to write the laws of our nation and it is the Executive Branch's responsibility to enforce the laws of our nation. With over 1,600 illegal border crossings per day, it is disappointing that Speaker Pelosi turned securing our border into a political knife fight," said Congressman Woodall. "Through the National Emergencies Act, Congress has given the President the power to make emergency declarations. However, the responsibility to craft immigration and homeland security policies rest with Congress, and unfortunately, we have not fulfilled our responsibility. The fact that not a single Democrat voted for the immigration bills Congress tried to pass in the past two years is testament to how Congressional inaction has allowed the crisis at our border to persist and pushed the President into taking care of a situation that we should have solved on our own."

Congressman Woodall previously spoke out against H.J.Res.46 citing the legislation's lack of committee hearings and absence of expert testimony.

Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes significant portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. He currently serves on the Rules Committee, the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and the Budget Committee.