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Congressman keeps residents dialed in

POSTED: December 1, 2012 12:33 a.m.

Information and input regarding the potential “fiscal cliff” is just a phone call away, according to a congressman who represents about half of Forsyth County.

District 7 U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall plans to hold three telephone town hall meetings this month, including one next week, with his constituents.

Much attention has been paid to the fiscal crisis, which threatens to increase taxes and cut spending automatically on Jan. 1 if Congress can’t agree on how to deal with federal deficits and the nation’s debt.

In a statement, Woodall said his district can count on him to “to be available … to share what’s happening in Washington, to listen to their concerns, discuss their ideas and field their criticisms.”

“I hope to hear from many of those that I represent at these upcoming telephone town hall meetings,” said Woodall, a Republican from Lawrenceville.

The first meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, with the others scheduled for Dec. 11 and 15.

Woodall’s district spans the lower half of Forsyth County, from Cumming south, and a large portion of Gwinnett. The northern half of Forsyth is in District 9, which covers much of northeast Georgia.

Residents who call in will be conferenced into the conversation, giving them the ability to ask questions and listen to Woodall’s responses.

The congressman has held dozens of town hall meetings this year, both over the phone and in person, and plans to do the same in 2013.

“America’s well-being hangs in the balance of decisions we make over the next few weeks,” Woodall said. “As fiscal talks escalate here in Congress, it’s critical that the Seventh District know what is happening in Washington and that I hear their input.”


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