Robert Aderholt

Robert Aderholt

ALABAMA's 4th DISTRICT

Aderholt Statement on Passage of “Right to Try” Bill

2018/05/23

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Right to Try” bill, sending it to the President’s desk.

 

““I’m very happy that the ‘Right-to-Try” bill has passed the House and Senate.  Terminally ill patients should have every chance at hope, no matter how small it might seem.  And we should not dampen the light of hope for those who are most in need.  I look forward to the President signing this bill into law.”

 

When this bill becomes law, it will help terminally ill patients get access to experimental medical treatments where no alternative currently exists.

 

 

In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.

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Aderholt Statement on President Trump’s Plan to Cut Taxpayer Funding to Planned Parenthood

2018/05/18

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement upon learning that President Trump plans to use his authority as President to deny Title X Family Planning funding to Planned Parenthood.  The organization received an average of nearly $60 million annually from the program.

 

“I fully support President Trump’s decision to deny Title X Family Planning money to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. The House of Representatives has passed language to do just this, but as usual, it was stripped away in the Senate.  President Trump is taking these actions after receiving a letter that I and other pro-life conservatives in the House recently signed to ask him to reinstate the common-sense Reagan-era restrictions of taxpayer dollars being used to support organizations that provide abortions.

 

“We only have to look to Planned Parenthood’s activities in our own state to see why they do not deserve federal funds.  Just within the last few years, the clinic in Mobile performed two abortions in less than a year on a 14-year-old girl.  She was clearly being sexually abused, but no one at Planned Parenthood notified authorities, as is required by law.   For them, it was another routine abortion.

 

“There are plenty of health care providers, such as community and rural health centers, that provide the family planning needs of women and will be better stewards of the people’s tax dollars.   I fully support President Trump’s decision to move forward with this initiative and appreciate his courage to finally acknowledge that family planning is not the same as abortion and that Planned Parenthood is not above reproach.”

 

 

 

In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.

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Aderholt Joins Secretary Perdue to Announce Millions for Rural Broadband at Home and for the Nation

2018/05/04

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today joined with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Governor Ivey and other state leaders to announce an almost three million dollar grant for Tombigbee Electric Cooperative to expand rural broadband in Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties.   And also on the $625 million Congressman Aderholt helped secure in the federal budget to improve rural broadband for the rest of the state and country.

 

“For far too long, Washington has looked at rural America as an expanse in between the cities and their suburbs, as opposed to the backbone of America. Yet, these are the people that raise our cattle, work in the factories that dot rural landscapes, and till the land in order to provide food for our plate.

 

“Secretary Perdue and I announced today a down-payment on ensuring rural America is not left behind. The Rural Development account in the bill I pushed through Congress contains $625 million dollars of commitment to expanding rural broadband, in an effort to erase the rural digital divide. This commitment of 625 million dollars is not only Washington putting our money where our mouths are, but also a line in the sand that the days of looking past rural America are over.

 

“The Tombigbee Electric Cooperative is the first example of how this investment will work.  Today we announced almost $3 million will be going to Tombigbee to expand access to the internet in rural Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties.

 

“Access to high speed internet is now just as important to a high quality of life as electricity, water and sewer.  As a country, we cannot allow large sections of our population to be cutoff from the rest of the world, and therefore, be cut off from economic opportunities.   I believe this is just the beginning of bring rural America into the 21st Century where it belongs.

 

In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.

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Aderholt Calls for Entries in 2018 Art Competition

2018/03/02

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today called for entries in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

 

“I am pleased once again to be a sponsor of the United States Congressional Art Competition for high school students within the 4th District.  This is an annual nationwide event that recognizes and encourages the artistic talent we have in our district.  Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to compete.

 

“The 2018 Congressional Art Competition award ceremony and reception will be held at the Evelyn Burrow Museum on the campus of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama.  The date for the ceremony is Monday, April 23th at 10:30 a.m.  All students participating in the competition, along with their parents and art teachers, are invited to attend the reception and ceremony.

 

“The ‘Best of Show’ artwork will represent Alabama’s 4th Congressional District by being displayed in the U.S. Capitol Complex for an entire year.  In addition to having his or her artwork displayed in Washington, the winner will be awarded two round-trip airline tickets and $500 for expenses to attend the National Exhibition Reception in Washington, D.C. this summer.

 

“High School students wishing to compete should check with their school’s art teacher or administrators.  High Schools within the 4th District will be receiving letters with more details.  Students who are home-schooled are also eligible to participate.  For more information, please contact Pam Abernathy in our Gadsden District Office at 256-546-0201 or by email at pam.abernathy@mail.house.gov.  We look forward to seeing the creations of students in the 4th District on display soon at Wallace State.”

 

For information can be found on the Art Competition website.

 

 

 

In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.

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Aderholt Meets with President Trump on Trade

2018/02/13

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement after meeting with President Trump at the White House to discuss plans for trade.

 

“Tuesday morning, I met with President Trump at the White House to discuss work on future trade deals that put America and American workers first.  Our past trade deals grew the economies of other countries while putting our own citizens in unemployment lines.  The President and I agree those days are over.

 

“While our trade deficits with other countries continue to balloon, life is being drained out of the American dream.  We have lost good paying jobs that allow people to buy homes, send their kids to college, give to their churches and have a nest egg for retirement.

 

“I took the opportunity to thank President Trump for his support of my “Buy American” provision that mandates the use of American made iron and steel in publicly funded infrastructure projects. I also applauded his efforts to expand the American manufacturing base. Revitalizing American manufacturing is the key component in ‘Making America Great Again’.

 

“It is great to finally have a leader in the White House like President Trump who shares my goal to put the American worker first in any trade deals our country makes.  That also means treating the people who live in rural America with respect, and not as if their jobs and well-being are expendable.”

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Aderholt Statement on FISA Memo Release

2018/02/02

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the release of the FISA memo.

 

“I am very pleased that the FISA memo from the House Intelligence Committee has been released to the public, as this is something I think most Americans supported. I read the memo two weeks ago,  and felt the information was extremely important and should be seen by the American people.

 

“The public should be able to have confidence that our institutions, including the FBI, are not being politicized in favor of one candidate over another.   That’s why we need transparency to show what the true facts were.   This is not the way the system should work. It was interesting to see over the past several days so many of the Democrats that went out of their way to discredit this report before it was even released.  I hope this information can help people understand this entire situation.”

 

 

In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.

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Aderholt Statement on 2018 List of Christians Persecuted Worldwide Because of Their Faith

2018/01/11

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the release of the 2018 Christian Persecution Watch List.

 

“On Wednesday, the Open Doors USA, a international ministry that works with persecuted Christians around the world, released its 25th annual World Watch List at the National Press Club.  While it is tragic that these reports are necessary, I appreciated the opportunity to join with Open Doors to bring attention to this issue.

 

“Sadly, the news from the event was not good.  The number of Christians who are facing persecution around the world is increasing. 

 

“North Korea continues to be at the top of the list of countries where Christians are persecuted and strictly prohibited from openly worshipping.  The following is a list of the top ten countries where Christians are persecuted:  North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, Eritrea, Libya, Iraq, Yemen, and Iran. 

 

“The Open Doors report highlighted that women are particularly singled out and abused for their faith.  There were reports of 2,260 women who were raped, sexually harassed or forced into marriages through threats of death.  It’s believed this number is greatly under reported. I should also point out this is an issue that women, men and children all face around the world.

 

“We cannot turn a blind eye to this evil and the United States must continue to hold our friends – and our enemies – accountable.  I will continue to discuss these issues with my colleagues in Congress to help ensure that the Administration has all the tools it needs from those of us in Congress who understand the severity of this issue.”

 

More information on the 2018 list can be found at: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/

 

 

In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.

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Aderholt Statement on Passage of Tax and Jobs Bill

2017/12/19

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the passage of the Tax Reform and Jobs Bill.

 

“This afternoon, I voted in the House of Representatives, to give back more money to Alabama taxpayers.  Far too many of the people in Washington believe that the government should have a right to a high percentage of everything you earn. Those people are wrong. It is your money, and you should be able to keep even more of it.

 

“This tax bill does the right thing. It doubles the child tax credit.  It doubles the personal tax exemption. It keeps medical deductions and mortgage deductions, and more than 80% of the people in the 4th District of Alabama will receive a tax cut.

 

“This is also a jobs bill.  By lowering the corporate tax rate, businesses are no longer rewarded for moving their businesses and jobs overseas where tax rates are cheaper.  Our cumbersome, 20th Century tax code desperately needed updating. This bill achieves that goal.”

 

Important Numbers:

Individual filers: $6,350 under current law, will increase to $12,000 under TCJA = Increase in deduction of $5,650

 

Married filing jointly: $12,700 under current law, $24,000 under TCJA = Increase in deduction of $11,300

 

 

In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.

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House Passes Tax Reform BIll

2017/11/17

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt today released the following statement on the passage in the House of Representative of the tax reform bill.

 

“The bottom line of this tax bill is that it sends more money home to Alabama families. While the economy has improved in the last year, many people have not had a raise in 10 years.  This bill changes that by putting money back in people’s pockets and creating new jobs.  It prevents corporate revenue from being parked overseas and puts it to work here in the US to increase wages, increase job rolls and increase opportunity. 

 

“Once again, here in the House of Representatives, we have worked to pass President Trump’s agenda and succeeded.  We are working every day to make sure the hardworking middle class - the backbone of the country and the 4th District - are not forgotten like they have been for the past eight years.”

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Aderholt Seeks Service Academy Nomination Requests

2017/10/12

Washington, D.C. — Our nation’s service academies are elite institutions that train students to excel in academics and military affairs. These institutions seek well-rounded individuals with a high level of academic achievement, as well as a commitment to athletics, student activities, and civic organizations.

 

Famous graduates of these institutions include Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Jimmy Carter, as well as legendary Generals Robert E. Lee, George Patton, Douglas MacArthur, and Norman Schwarzkopf. The academies have also produced numerous astronauts. The second man to ever walk on the moon–Buzz Aldrin–was a graduate of a U.S. service academy.

 

Congressman Aderholt has the privilege to nominate a limited number of men and women to four of the five service academies. The United States Coast Guard does not accept Congressional nominations, applications must be submitted directly to the Director of Admissions. 

 

If you, or a high school student you know, would be interested in a service academy nomination, the deadline is December 1st.  For more information please visit the Congressman’s website, www.aderholt.house.gov or call 256-381-3450.

 

 

In Washington, Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

 

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.

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In January 2013, Congressman Robert B. Aderholt was sworn in to serve his ninth term representing Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District.

Aderholt is a member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, which has jurisdiction over funding the operation of the federal government. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, he supports greater transparency, accountability and oversight to the appropriations process. Aderholt is also a member of the Commerce, Justice and Science; and the Defense Subcommittees. An advocate of fiscal responsibility, truth in budgeting and a federal government that operates within its means Aderholt brings common-sense solutions to the Committee.

Aderholt is also a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (also known as the Helsinki Commission).  Founded in 1976, the Helsinki Commission is comprised of 56 countries around the world that together monitors human rights in Europe and Central Asia.

A staunch supporter of his community and the state of Alabama, Aderholt believes the federal government serves a critical role in assisting state and local projects and economic development efforts. He continues to support pro-growth initiatives that create jobs, strong immigration standards and robust national security.

Prior to his election to Congress, Aderholt served as an aide to Governor Fob James and as a Municipal Judge in Haleyville, Alabama. Educated through Alabama’s public school system, Aderholt went on to graduate from Birmingham Southern College and from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Born on July 22, 1965, and raised in Alabama, Aderholt and his wife, Caroline, reside in Haleyville with their daughter, Mary Elliott, and their son, Robert Hayes. When Congress is in session, his family joins him in Washington, DC.


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