Robert Aderholt Committee Assignments House

While much speculation over House leadership changes in the 115th Congress is focused on a contentious speaker’s election that may never materialize, a long series of intraparty leadership, committee and caucus races guarantee significant turnover in top House posts next year.   

Retirements, term limits and lawmakers departing for other jobs mean that at least 17 prominent roles, and likely more, will change hands. Elections to determine those new influencers are set to begin during the lame-duck session that opens the week after Election Day.

Up first are the party leadership elections. The House Republican Conference is scheduled to hold its closed-door elections for speaker (assuming the party keeps its majority), leader, whip, conference chair, vice chair, secretary and policy committee chair on Nov. 15. Winners only need to earn a simple majority of the votes cast. Most of the conference’s picks are guaranteed to be the leaders for the next Congress, but the speaker faces the additional hurdle of a floor vote in January that requires a majority of the entire House, or 218 ayes.

The Democratic Caucus will hold its leadership elections sometime during freshman orientation in November — either the week after the election or the week after Thanksgiving.

Here’s a look at the posts that are or could be contested:

Party Leadership

National Republican Congressional Committee Chair

This will probably be one of the more high-profile leadership races, with Reps. Steve Stivers of Ohio and Roger Williams of Texas competing to head the House Republicans’ campaign arm during a midterm cycle in which the GOP will be looking to make up for expected losses from the 2016 election. The winner will succeed Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, who is seeking the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee, assuming Republicans keep control of the chamber.

Stivers believes the NRCC could add value by helping incumbents who face primary challenges. Roughly 200 of the 247 House Republicans worry more about primaries than general election contests that have been the NRCC’s focus, he said in an interview.

The NRCC would only provide assistance in primaries if polling shows a real contest (similar to the existing Patriot Program), and funds would only go to members who’ve paid their NRCC dues, Stivers said of his proposal. “It’s got a very, very warm reception,” he said. “People are very excited about and anxious about some help in primaries.”

A Williams spokesman said the congressman would not discuss the NRCC race until after the election, honoring a request from Speaker Paul D. Ryan for members to not publicly campaign for leadership races before then. His decision to run came after numerous members approached him to fill the role because of his fundraising experience, the spokesman said. Williams has run the Republican National Committee’s Eagles program, which provides access to donors who contribute $15,000 or more a year and has helped former President George W. Bush and Texas Sen. John Cornyn.

Republican Conference Vice Chair

Kansas Rep. Lynn Jenkins, the current conference vice chairwoman, has not said whether she will run again, but if she decides not to — as some are speculating — it will likely create a contested election. A Jenkins spokesman said she is focused on serving her constituents and retaining a strong House majority, and that “there will be plenty of time after the election for leadership races.”

Texas Rep. Bill Flores, who is term-limited as the Republican Study Committee chairman, is considering running for conference vice chairman, but he does not plan to make any decisions until after the election.

Republican Conference Secretary

The conference secretary position will be open since North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx is expected to seek the gavel of the Education and the Workforce Committee. Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski is considering running for the post. Other candidates may emerge to make this a contested race.

Democratic Caucus Chair

The current caucus vice chairman, Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, has his eye on replacing Chairman Xavier Becerra of California, who is prohibited from seeking a third term under caucus rules. Crowley is not expected to be challenged but has not yet formally announced that he is running.

Democratic Caucus Vice Chair

The main contested race in the Democratic leadership will be for caucus vice chair. Reps. Barbara Lee and Linda T. Sánchez, two minority women from California, are vying for the position considered to be fifth in the leadership line.

Democrats are hoping this contest won't evolve into the kind of hard-fought battle the party faced two years ago, when New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo of California ran a heated campaign for ranking member of Energy and Commerce.

Members cast secret ballots in these races, so winners and losers don’t know who backed who.

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair

New York Rep. Steve Israel is retiring, creating an opening for chairman of the Democratic policy and communications committee, a position elected by the caucus upon a nomination by the House Democratic leader. Other members are allowed to nominate someone if they submit a notice signed by five other members. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi created the post for Israel in 2015 after he stepped down as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Top Committee Posts

Most committee chairmen and ranking members are selected by Republican and Democratic steering committees and then approved by the larger party caucuses. The steering committees will meet separately in December.

The structure of the Republican Steering Committee may be tweaked in a Nov. 16 vote on GOP conference rules for the 115th Congress. Committee members will be selected after the rules package is adopted, but the panel is likely to be comprised of party and committee leaders, regional and class representatives, and perhaps, a few at-large members.

The Democratic Steering and Policy Committee is likely to keep most of its current membership, but there will be at least one opening as defeated Maryland Senate candidate Rep. Donna Edwards leaves Congress.

Energy and Commerce

Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan is term-limited and not seeking a waiver to continue heading the panel, even though he will continue to serve in Congress. That has created a contest between Oregon’s Walden, Illinois Rep. John Shimkus and Texas Rep. Joe L. Barton, the committee’s former chairman.

It's likely to be the most watched committee contest given the widespread jurisdiction of the panel and the unpredictable nature of the race.

Barton, the most senior member of the three, chaired the committee from 2004 to 2007 and served as ranking member from 2007 to 2009. His spokesman confirmed that he was in the running to take back the gavel. Considered a chairman emeritus, Barton's previous service atop the committee would normally mean that he would need to seek a waiver to get past Republican term limits, but his spokesman said leadership has assured the 16-term congressman that he does not need a waiver to run.

Shimkus, in his 10th term, has seniority over Walden, a factor the Steering Committee usually weighs heavily. But Walden, who's in his ninth term, has an advantage as the sitting NRCC chairman, since he’s spent the last two years raising money for his colleagues to help get them re-elected.

Appropriations

Like Upton, Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers is term-limited, not seeking a waiver and not retiring. The Kentucky Republican has said he would be interested in being chairman of the panel’s defense subcommittee next Congress. And there’s likely to be an opening, with New Jersey Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen, the current defense subcommittee chairman, seeking the full committee gavel.

Frelinghuysen is the most senior Republican appropriator next to Rogers, so he is favored even if another member were to challenge him. But a contest seems unlikely; Alabama Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, the only other member to have discussed running, appears to have backed off.  

Veterans’ Affairs

Expect contested races for both party leadership positions. Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe is running to succeed retiring Chairman Jeff Miller of Florida, Roe’s office confirmed. Committee Vice Chairman Gus Bilirakis of Florida, who is more senior than Roe, is said to be interested as well.

Rep. Doug Lamborn, the second-highest ranking Republican on the panel, is also running, his office confirmed.

The ranking member slot on the panel is also open since Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown had to step aside after she was indicted. California’s Mark Takano has filled the role in an acting capacity and is seeking to make the role permanent. But Takano faces a challenge from Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota, who has touted being the “highest-ranking enlisted soldier to serve in Congress.”

Education and the Workforce

Foxx of North Carolina is relinquishing her Republican conference secretary post to run for the chairmanship of the Education and the Workforce Committee, where the term-limited Chairman John Kline of Minnesota is retiring. She is not expected to have a challenger.  

Ethics

The speaker and minority leader nominate who leads the House Ethics Committee, whose members have the unpleasant task of sitting in judgment of their colleagues. Chairman Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania is stepping down due to term limits imposed by the panel’s guidelines. California’s Sánchez, the ranking member, is eligible to stay on for one more term but is unlikely to do so if she wins the Democratic caucus vice chairmanship.

House Administration

Chairwoman Candice S. Miller opted this year to run for local office in her native Michigan, creating an opening for a position informally considered to be mayor of Capitol Hill. The chair of this low-profile panel, which oversees everything from floor proceedings, security, payroll and office furnishings, is nominated by the speaker and confirmed by the entire conference.

Two potential successors have emerged. One is Rep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi, who is considered second-in-command on the panel. His office said the congressman has confidence the speaker will do what is in the best interest of the House. Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis, who is third in line, may be another potential candidate. But all his office would say is that Davis would be interested in continuing to work on the committee in any capacity he is asked to by the speaker.

Rules

As speaker, Ryan gets to select the chairman of the Rules Committee and the Republican conference will ratify his choice. It is possible Ryan will reappoint Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, who was selected in 2012 to head the panel by former Speaker John A. Boehner.

Sessions has been a loyal Ryan ally, but this would be Ryan’s first opportunity to choose a Rules Committee chairman, and he could decide to shake things up.

For now, Ryan’s team is not indicating a preference. “The speaker is focused on protecting our congressional majorities, and we’re not discussing chairmanships until after the election,” Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong said.

Budget

Since Rep. Chris Van Hollen is running for Senate in Maryland, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will nominate the next ranking member on the Budget Committee, who will then be voted on by the entire caucus. She’s stayed mum on who she considers a favorite, but Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky has expressed interest to fellow members. The position is considered to be a leadership post, albeit one that is the lowest rung on the ladder.

Party Caucus Changes

Republican Study Committee

The larger of the two conservative caucuses in the House will hold its leadership elections on Nov. 17. Two candidates — Reps. Andy Harris of Maryland and Mark Walker of North Carolina — are vying for the chairmanship, which changes hands with each new Congress, per the RSC’s bylaws. Both men are current members of the group’s board of directors and say they are seeking to align conservatives so the right can exert even more influence in the Republican conference .

Harris, who is also a member of the more conservative House Freedom Caucus, is the recommended choice of the group’s prior chairmen, given that he’s served in Congress four years longer than Walker, who is a freshman. But Walker has also racked up several high-profile endorsements and doesn’t plan to go down without a fight.

Tuesday Group

The Tuesday Group, a caucus of centrist Republicans, does not have term limits for its leadership. Currently, the group is co-chaired by Pennsylvania’s Dent and Robert J. Dold and Adam Kinzinger, both of Illinois. Dent, who is the most public face of the leadership team, is expected to remain on as chairman. Dold and Kinzinger may run again too, if they’re re-elected to Congress. Dold is one of the most at-risk members this cycle, coming in fourth place on Roll Call’s most recent list of the top 10 most vulnerable House members. Kinzinger, however, is in a Safe Republican seat, according to The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call rating.

House Freedom Caucus

Whether the Freedom Caucus elects a new chairman for the first time since the group’s inception in 2015 depends entirely on current Chairman Jim Jordan. The Ohio Republican is not expected to face opposition if he were to seek another term. But Jordan may be more likely to step aside and let another Freedom Caucus founder take the helm. North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows has signaled he will run for chairman if Jordan does not. It’s unclear if any other members may consider challenging him.

Congressional Progressive Caucus

The Congressional Progressive Caucus will elect its co-chairmen as it customarily does before each new Congress. This panel does not have term limits. Current Co-Chairman Keith Ellison of Minnesota is running again, his office confirmed. But staff of fellow co-chairman, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, said it was not known if the Arizona congressman would seek another term. 

Congressional Black Caucus

The Congressional Black Caucus is also holding an election, though it’s keeping a tight lid on who might be interested in leading the group. The CBC holds leadership elections before each new Congress. The caucus did not respond to a request for comment on whether the current chairman, North Carolina Democrat G.K. Butterfield, can or will run again. 

Congressional Hispanic Caucus

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus elects new leaders each Congress, per its bylaws. This year, the group will hold leadership elections in November. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, the current first vice chairwoman, is planning to seek the chairmanship. Other members of the leadership team are also expected to move up a rung on the ladder.  

New Democrat Coalition

This is one of the more crowded races this cycle, with all three current vice chairs running to replace Rep. Ron Kind of Wisconsin, who cannot seek another term under coalition bylaws that prevent chairs from serving for two consecutive Congresses. Reps. Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia, Jim Himes of Connecticut, and Jared Polis of Colorado are all in the running to replace him. The New Democrats will hold their election the week of Nov. 28.

Blue Dog Coalition

Each Congress, the Blue Dog Coalition elects leaders after candidates are selected by a three-member nominating committee. Current coalition co-chairmen, Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Jim Costa of California and Kurt Schrader of Oregon, will select the nominating committee members after the November election. Once the nominating commission proposes the candidates, coalition members will vote. Because the nominating committee has not yet been formed, it’s difficult to speculate on who the candidates will be.

This article has been updated to include Rep. Doug Lamborn to the list of candidates running for chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee.

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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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Aderholt Statement on DACA

2017/09/05

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt today released the following statement on the future of the DACA program.

"First, it is important to remember that DACA runs contrary to existing U.S. immigration law. It is the product of the Obama administration's executive order where he, President Obama, disagreed with current law.

“I, and I believe most Americans, are sympathetic to the children brought to this country at a young age, many only a few months old. However, at the same time, you have to remember that the parents are responsible for the children's lack of legal status, not the government. The government has a responsibility to enforce the laws on the books.

“I believe that before passing any legislation that deals with DACA, Congress must first address border control and stopping illegal crossings at will. For Congress to do nothing about securing the border would be a disservice to our nation. It would be foolish to deal with one problem, without first addressing the underlying cause, which is a lack of border security.”

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 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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