Robert Aderholt

Robert Aderholt

ALABAMA's 4th DISTRICT

Aderholt Statement on House Vote to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

2017/05/04

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

 

“Today I voted for, and the House passed, what the Republicans have promised to do for the past seven years: repeal and replace Obamacare.  Contrary to claims in the media, doing nothing was not an option. Obamacare is failing us and premiums are getting worse, not better. Americans continue to see their healthcare options dwindle. Obamacare has also led to more expensive insurance that Americans cannot afford to use – higher premiums and higher deductibles.  Today’s vote addresses these issues head-on.

 

“This bill ensures that individuals with preexisting conditions will continue to have insurance coverage.  There is also assistance for older, rural and poor seniors included in this bill. In addition, today’s vote repeals all of the Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood and instead redirects this money to the Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  This amounts to 90% of the federal funds received by Planned Parenthood.”

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Aderholt Statement on American Healthcare Act

2017/03/24

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement after the AHA was pulled from consideration.

 

"There is a lot of disappointment with the healthcare bill being pulled from the House floor for a vote. I was planning to vote ‘yes’ today to repeal Obamacare, however the entrenched power of ‘no’ has continued gridlock in Washington. There are a number of my colleagues on all sides of the political spectrum that just cannot get to a “yes” vote for any legislation of significance. This is the tide that the President is swimming against and what is holding back a repeal and replacement of Obamacare. I still have hope that we can continue to work on this repeal bill and replace Obamacare."

 

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 2017 Art Competition

2017/03/20

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today called for entries in the 2017 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 2017 Congressional Art Competition award ceremony and reception will be held at the Guntersville Museum. The date for the ceremony is Monday, April 17th at 10 a.m. All students participating in the competition, along with their parents and art teachers, are invited to attend the reception.

 

“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 in Guntersville.”

 

 

 

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 American Healthcare Act

2017/03/17

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement after meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office.

 

“President Trump called me to the Oval Office this morning to discuss the American Healthcare Act, because of his understanding that I could not support the current language of the bill.

 

“I expressed to the President my concern around the treatment of older, poorer Americans in states like Alabama.  I reminded him that he received overwhelming support from Alabama’s voters. 

 

The President listened to the fact that a 64-year-old person living near the poverty line was going to see their insurance premiums go up from $1700 to $14,600 per year.  The President looked me in the eye and said, ‘These are my people and I will not let them down. We will fix this for them.’

 

"I also asked the President point blank if this House bill was the one that he supported. He told me he supports it ‘one thousand percent.’

 

“After receiving the President’s word that these concerns will be addressed, I changed my vote to yes.”

 

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Aderholt Statement on FY 2018 Budget

2017/03/16

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to the proposed 2018 Fiscal Year Budget.

 

"With a mounting federal debt approaching $20 trillion dollars, cutting government spending should be everyone's priority.  This is an important first step," said Congressman Robert Aderholt, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, which is charged with funding the federal government. " Many of these reductions, such as cutting the EPA back down to size, are well overdue. However, I am somewhat skeptical about cuts to programs essential to rural Americans."

 

"It is important to note that, while this is just the first step in the process, it is an important one in the right direction."

 

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 Jeff Sessions

2017/03/02

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to allegations of improper meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and foreign diplomats.

 

“The unsubstantiated allegations about Russian coordination are becoming almost like the ‘birther’ issue of the Democratic party,” said Robert Aderholt.“  It is not at all unusual for members of Congress to speak with ambassadors from other countries on an almost weekly basis.  The fact of the matter is that Jeff Sessions is an American patriot who would not do anything to jeopardize the sanctity and security of the country he not only has served for decades, but a country he deeply loves.
 


 

“These allegations are nothing more than a partisan smoke screen to detract from the fact Donald Trump won the election fair and square.  It is like some of the Democrats counted their chickens before they were hatched and now have egg on their faces.”

 

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 Address to Congress

2017/03/01

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) tonight released the following statement in regard to President Donald Trump’s message to a joint session of Congress.

 

“As I expected and hoped for, President Trump gave a message to Congress that he is committed to making sure Washington is no longer 'business as usual.’ After eight years of a White House that took a passive, apologetic approach to America and the world, we finally have a President who has announced America is back and literally wants it to be great again.

 

“President Trump’s plan to strengthen our military is greatly needed.  If we are to win the war against ISIS, contain China, and keep a watchful eye on Russia, the size and capability of our armed forces needs to increase.

 

“I am also glad to hear that the President will put forth a plan to rein in the Federal bureaucracy.  For example, the EPA has run amok with a busy-body attitude with farmers that literally tried to regulate mud puddles on their farms, not to mention the ‘War on Coal.’

 

“However, President Trump has now passed the baton to Congress.  It is now up to us. We must get to work to accomplish the mandate voters sent in November or Congress will face the people’s wrath next year.”

 

 

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 Nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States

2017/02/01

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) tonight released the following statement after President Donald Trump announced his choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.

“Judge Neil Gorsuch appears to be an excellent choice to serve on our nation’s highest court. The most important duty of a Supreme Court Justice is solely to interpret the United States Constitution as it is written. The court does not need activist judges who ignore our founding document and simply write new laws. Many are confident that Judge Gorsuch has the judicial temperament to let the letter of the law govern his decisions.  Based on Gorsuch’s record, I believe he will follow the example of the late Justice Antonin Scalia and examine the law through the lens of the constitution.”

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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Congressman Aderholt is Sworn in for Another Term

2017/01/04

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement on being sworn in for another term serving as Alabama's 4th Congressional District Representative.

"It was such an honor to take the oath of office for another term representing the people of the 4th Congressional District and the state of Alabama. It was also a special blessing to have my wife, daughter and son join me as I took the oath. Now the hard part begins. I will work with my Republican colleagues, and soon-to-be President Trump, to see that a new agenda for the American people is our top priority. I would like to thank the people of Alabama for their confidence in me."

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 Alabama’s Electoral College Vote

2016/12/19

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement after attending the vote of Alabama’s nine members of the Electoral College where they cast their votes for Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

“I was both honored and humbled to be in attendance today as the nine Alabama members of the Electoral College cast their votes.  Also, I appreciated the opportunity to speak on behalf of the other members of the Alabama Congressional Delegation at the Capitol in Montgomery. As expected, the nine electors cast their votes for Donald J. Trump for President of the United States and Mike Pence for Vice President of the United States.

“Watching the electoral process playout is truly like having a front row seat to watching the United States Constitution work and perform just as our Founders intended more than 200 years ago. John Adams summed up the reasoning behind our system of electing Presidents when he wrote about his fear of ‘tyranny of the majority.’ The Electoral College is in place to assure that the voices in small to medium sized states are not drowned out by the wishes of the largest states.  The Founders’ system works.

“Now the hard part begins. With the election of Mr. Trump, the voters gave marching orders.  Those orders are clear and come January, I will work with my Republican colleagues to see that a new agenda for the American people is our top priority.”

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Contact Information

2369 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4876
Fax 202-225-5587
aderholt.house.gov

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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