U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) was recognized recently for his commitment to working for Georgia's senior citizens.
Woodall, who represents most of Gwinnett County in his Seventh District, including Duluth, received the Guardian of Seniors' Rights Award May 12 from the 60 Plus Association, a national seniors advocacy group. The award is Woodall's first as a newly elected member of Congress.
“I am honored to receive the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award,” Woodall said in a released statement. “Our social safety nets for seniors are in trouble. I was proud to support the FY 2012 ‘Path to Prosperity’ Budget Proposal, which offers viable long-term solutions for Medicare and Social Security while preserving current benefit levels for seniors 55 and older.”
Woodall said he will continue to fight for solutions to the problems facing the country. “There is still a lot of work that needs to be done, but this award provides an opportunity to celebrate what the 112th Congress has achieved thus far," Woodall said. "This award also serves as a reminder that we still have so much more to do. I will continue fighting hard on behalf of the seniors and all those residing in my district, and I am grateful for all of the support that I have received.”