Robert Aderholt

Robert Aderholt

ALABAMA's 4th DISTRICT

Aderholt Statement on American Health Care Reform Act of 2017

2017/06/26

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to latest developments concerning the American Health Care Reform Act.

 

“Back in March, I sat down with the President in the Oval Office to discuss concerns about the affordability of healthcare premiums for older, low-income adults. The President looked me in the eye and said that he would make sure we did better. True to the President’s word, the Senate bill confirms the efforts we have made by reducing the average premium by $8,100 for this population.  This was achieved in a conservative manner, using tax credits instead of entitlement spending.  

 

“This healthcare bill is not perfect.  Obamacare did a lot of damage, and it will take more than one bill to dig us out of this hole.  That said, this bill is a step in the right direction where people can find healthcare coverage that they can afford and actually use.”

 

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 Statement on Shooting at GOP Baseball Practice

2017/06/14

Washington, D.C. — Today, June 14th, Congressman Robert Aderholt released the following statement after reports of a shooting at GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

“My prayers go out to those who have been hurt this morning.  It’s my understanding that several people have been shot, including my colleague and friend Steve Scalise.  I ask for everyone’s prayers for those who have been hurt.  Also, thank you to all those who have reached out to check on me this morning.   My staff and I are fine.”

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 Testimony of AG Jeff Sessions

2017/06/13

Washington, D.C. — Today, June 13th, Congressman Robert Aderholt released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate intelligence committee

 

“Jeff Sessions testimony showed that he is not far removed from the Eagle Scout who grew up in Camden, Alabama. His testimony today was honest, open and direct. And just as the Scout oath says, I believe Sessions will continue to do his duty to God and to his country.

 

“If there is anything there, I certainly believe we need to get to the bottom of the attempts by the Russian government to influence our election process.  However, I have still not seen a single piece of evidence that Russian interference changed a single vote back on November 8th and certainly not thousands of votes that were cast for Mr. Trump in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.”

 

 

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 Testimony of Former FBI Director James Comey

2017/06/08

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt today released the following statement on the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey.

 

"There has been a lot of talk and speculation about what Mr. Comey would say today, but as we listened to the testimony, I think it is important to note what he didn’t say.

 

“Mr. Comey did not say how the Russians somehow convinced Hillary Clinton to put a private email server in her basement. He also did not reveal how the Russians and/or the Trump campaign convinced Mrs. Clinton’s campaign to completely ignore the mathematically critical states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin during the last months of the 2016 campaign.

 

“Simply put, anyone would be concerned about the Russians or any foreign country trying to involve themselves in American elections. But I think it is equally important to note that they did not affect the outcome. That belongs to the candidates.”

 

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 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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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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