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February 7, 2016

Woodall Wins Unopposed Election to Interim RSC Chairman

Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., appears on the dais of the first House Rules Committee hearing of the 113th Congress in the Capitol. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Woodall will head the influential Republican Study Committee for the rest of 113th Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia was unanimously selected to be the chairman of the Republican Study Committee for the remainder of the 113th Congress.

Woodall will serve out the remainder of Rep. Steve Scalise’s term, when the Louisianan becomes the next majority whip after July 31. The move gives the Republican Conference leadership structure some finality, after the shocking defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia in a primary.

“I look forward to working with Rob in our new roles as we continue promoting the conservative solutions necessary to unite our conference and get our country back on track,” Scalise said in a statement.

Several members are vying to succeed Woodall in the 114th Congress: Reps. Louie Gohmert of Texas, Andy Harris of Maryland, Cynthia M. Lummis of Wyoming and Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina.

  • Henry Williams

    Those who pursue the opportunities afforded by liberty should realize that they will reap the praise or blame and are morally responsible for the consequences of their efforts.

  • Poe Gromms

    Within a vast impersonal civilization, competition is superior to cooperation because competition is a process of adaptation and discovery.

  • opinionated1234

    During the hearing on CSPAN, Rob Woodall was very astute in his questioning of the 2 Democratic leaning liberal Constitution experts who suggested that if the President bypasses the House and Senate and decides to write another executive order that is unconstitutional the question came up of what could be done. The Republican majority house asked what were their options. The 2 extremely bias democrats said that once they voted their work was done and they could do nothing but change the law he passed through EO. But Woodall pointed out that if they did that and by extreme chance it got through the senate and Harry Reid and went to the President then since he wanted the law his own way to begin with he would automatically veto it again….at which point they would not have enough votes to overturn the veto!!!! What to do…..their only option is bring him to court!
    I thought he was brilliant!

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