First elected in November 2010, Rob began his service in Congress on January 3, 2011. Rob earned a seat on the powerful House Committee on Rules and the House Committee on Budget, and at the beginning of the 114th Congress Rob was given an additional assignment on the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee. On the Rules Committee, he is working to bring full debate and transparency to legislation in the House. On the Budget Committee, he is working with Chairman Tom Price to craft an aggressive proposal to balance the federal budget, and on T&I he works with his colleagues to find 21st century solutions to America’s infrastructure challenges.
As a freshman Member of Congress, Rob’s priority is creating an office that serves the people. He has made constituent service the foundation of his office, has assisted thousands of families with federal casework, and responded to tens of thousands of individual constituent inquiries.
On his first day in office Rob reintroduced the FairTax with more original co-sponsors than ever before. He is an outspoken advocate for this revolutionary tax reform idea that will unleash the American economy. Rob knows that the elimination of the income tax and passage of the FairTax would be the largest transfer of power away from Washington and back to the American people since 1787.
In addition to the FairTax, Rob drafted and introduced the Competitive Elections Act. To promote competition in elections, Rob’s legislation will zero out incumbent “war chests” at the end of each election cycle, ensuring a more level playing field between incumbents and challengers.
Born in Athens, Georgia, Rob attended both public and private grade schools, finishing at Marist in 1988. Rob studied at Furman University as an undergraduate and the University of Georgia for law school.