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Robert B. Aderholt

Robert Aderholt's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Robert B. Aderholt
Office: U.S. House (AL) - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Caroline; 2 Children: Mary Elliot, Robert Hayes
Birth Date: 07/22/1965
Birth Place: Haleyville, AL
Home City: Haleyville, AL
Religion: Congregationalist Baptist
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Issue Positions

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Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Aderholt. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Supports Legislation to End Taxpayer Funded Abortions. 4 May 2011. “Our founding fathers strongly believed that human beings are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which is the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Therefore, the right to life of each human being should be preserved and protected by every human in our great nation.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Speaks as “March for Life” on Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. 22 January 2009. “The Roe v. Wade decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, declaring abortion to be a constitutional 'right,' was without any solid foundation in the text of the constitution and thus was wrongly decided, and I look forward to the day when this decision can be corrected.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Co-Sponsors Bill That Condemns The UN's Efforts To Remove Ireland's Pro-Life Laws. 23 October 2008. “I strongly disagree with the efforts of the United Nations Human Rights Committee in pressuring Ireland and other countries to reduce their restrictions on abortion. All life is precious and should be protected.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave Robert Aderholt a rating of 25 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Issue Position: Abortion. 20 October 2011. “I wholeheartedly believe that we should look for ways to curb and stop abortions in the United States. The rights of the unborn continue to be of the utmost concern to me. All life is precious.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderhot Speaks At The “March For Life” Rally In Washington.” 22 January 2010. “The issue of abortion and the sanctity of life is something that I feel strongly about and I encourage my colleagues to look for ways to curb and stop abortions in the United States, while compassionately educating on this important issue.” (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Aderholt. H Con Res 28. 112th Congress. Removing Troops from Afghanistan. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 03/17/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Peace Action 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Statement On President Obama's Speech On Afghanistan. 1 December 2009. “I commend the President for deciding to deploy more troops to complete the mission laid out by Gen. Stanley McChrystal. This decision brings us closer to success in Afghanistan.” (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of Peace Action West 13 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Aderholt. HR 4200. 108th Congress. Defense Department FY2005 Authorization Bill. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 05/20/2004. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010. “I am a strong supporter of defense spending for this country.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 1363. 112th Congress. 2011 Department of Defense Budget and Additional Continuing Appropriations. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2642. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 06/19/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 4939. 110th Congress. Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2006. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 06/13/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2561. 106th Congress. Defense Department Appropriations bill, FY2000. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 07/22/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 5010. 108th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 10/10/2002. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Defense Department FY2007 Appropriations Bill. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 06/20/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 3222. 110th Congress. Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2008. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 08/05/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Redstone's Pivotal Role in Nation's Technology Must be Protected, says Rep. Robert Aderholt. 6 May 2012. “While tough economic times mean reprioritizing and tightening our belts across the board, drastic cuts to defense budgets - the federal government's primary Constitutional responsibility - shouldn't be the relief valve for uncontrolled domestic program spending. As part of the Budget Control Act passed last year, $109 billion in annual automatic cuts to defense spending called "sequestration," are set to take effect, unless action is taken by January 2013. [...] The severity of the cuts in such a short time frame could undermine our nation's ability to meet national security objectives.” (aderholt.house.gov)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Reducing Navy and Air Force Aircraft Procurement. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 02/15/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 01/16/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 5631. 110th Congress. Department Defense Appropriations Act, FY 2007. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 75 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 85 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayers Protection Pledge. “I will: ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rate for individuals and business; and TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.” (atr.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Adderholt Votes to stop the Administration's Proposed Tax Hike. 1 August 2012. “This legislation will put a stop to the tax hike slated to hit every individual, family and small business who pays income taxes and provide job creators with the certainty they need to hire. [...] With over three years of high unemployment, this Administration and Senate leadership are still calling for higher taxes that will cost more than 700,000 American jobs. The bottom line is the federal government does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.” (aderholt.house.gov)
  • Robert Aderholt. Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012. 1 June 2011. “It is irresponsible for the administration to submit a budget based on the illusion that Congress is going to raise taxes or fees in this current economy.” (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Hearing of the House Appropriations Committee – FY 2012 Agriculture Bill. 24 May 2011. “It is irresponsible for the Administration to submit a budget based on the fantasy that Congress is going to raise taxes or fees in this current economy.” (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Aderholt. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 95 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave Robert Aderholt a rating of 86 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2012. 1 June 2011. “These cuts will not be easy, but they are long overdue and necessary to address our out-of-control Federal spending.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Twitter: Robert_Aderholt. 30 July 2011. “I stand w/American's&wont support a bill that gives the Admin. a blank chk includes budget gimmicks&no real cuts/reforms.” (twitter.com)
  • Robert Aderholt. Twitter: Robert_Aderholt. 31 May 2011. “We cant afford to continue wasteful spending & move forward w/ yet another blind increase of the debt limit.” (twitter.com)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Statement On President Obama's State Of The Union Address Speech. 27 January 2010. “I am pleased that the President wants to address the nation's unemployment problems and the hurting middle class families, but he must realize that this can only be done by restoring fiscal discipline to Washington. A 10% unemployment rate is proof that runaway federal spending, trillion-dollar deficits, borrowing, bailouts and big government schemes in energy and health care just doesn't work.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Statement on President's Joint Address to Congress. 8 September 2011. “I think what is missing is the realization trillions of dollars of stimulus spending simply did not work. It did not work because we cannot spend our way to prosperity, if we could then the country would be at full employment by now.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Alabama is Suffering from a High Unemployment Rate. 21 July 2009. “At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, the unemployment rate is rising, further evidence that we cannot borrow and spend our way back to a growing economy.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Congressman Aderholt Statement On The Release Of The President's $3.8 Trillion Budget. 1 February 2010. “Americans across the country can see that this is not a responsible way to manage the federal budget, and they know that yet another $100 billion in scarce taxpayer dollars to continue failed 'stimulus' programs will do little to create jobs or improve the nation's economy.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Congressman Aderholt Statement on Tax Day Tea Party. 14 April 2009. “I voted against the bailout and the stimulus and Democrat's budget because I believe that massive spending and taxing will not lead to a growing economy. The path to our economic recovery starts with fiscal responsibility and lower taxes.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Congressman Aderholt Votes in Opposition to the $787 Billion Stimulus Package. 13 February 2009. “An effective stimulus bill is one that focuses more on tax relief […] This bill is a wish list of wasteful spending on many liberal priorities that will do little to immediately put Americans back to work and I am disappointed that our children will pay the high price for many years to come.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Letter to the Honorable David Obey, Chairman, United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. 14 September 2010. “In fact, we believe that we should work together now to cut spending unrelated to defense, veterans and homeland security to the fiscal year 2008 level.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 19 January 2011. “With federal spending at the highest level in American history, the economy in a severe recession, and unemployment remaining stubbornly high--another massive government program with more spending, more borrowing and higher taxes will only hurt already struggling American families--not help them.” (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Supports Small Business Tax Cut Act. 19 April 2012. “Currently, cash-strapped small businesses face federal tax rates as high as 35 percent. The Small Business Tax Act will provide a 20 percent tax cut to small businesses with fewer than 500 employees. This vital legislation will help 22 million hard-working small businesses create much-needed jobs and get our nation’s economy back on track.” (aderholt.house.gov)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2. 108th Congress. Jobs and Economic Growth bill. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 05/23/2003. (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Aderholt. Issue Position: Education. 20 October 2011. “While the federal government can certainly play a role in funding educational opportunities for students and determining national priorities, it shouldn't be involved in determining a day-to-day classroom curriculum or where a local community spends it educational dollars.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Robert Aderholt. HR 1230. 112th Congress. Offshore Leasing Act. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 05/05/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of Environment America 13 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 3534. 112th Congress. Offshore Drilling Regulations and Other Energy Law Amendments. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H Amdt 773. 112th Congress. Ending Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling Rigs that Meet Certain Safety Standards. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 07/30/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. What Can be Done About High Gas Prices? 25 July 2008. “Now it is up to Congress to lift restrictions on offshore exploration and provide real solutions to lower gas prices. Our energy problems are all about supply and demand, and as prices at the pump continue to soar, we must take steps to increase the supply of American-made energy sources.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Congressman Aderholt Continues Fight against High Gas Prices with New Resolution. 1 August 2008. “I believe that we should enact legislation that would increase the supply of domestic energy with American exploration for oil and promote more conservation and efficiency to make us less dependent on foreign oil.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Congressional Leaders Should Allow Oil Exploration in the OSC. 22 August 2008. “The parts of the [Outer Continental Shelf] closed to exploration are estimated to contain 16.6 billion barrels of oil and 59 trillion cubic feet of natural gas […] I call on our Congressional Leaders to […] have a serious debate on methods to bring down the price of gasoline by increasing our energy supply.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Applauds The President's Decision For Off-Shore Exploration. 14 July 2008. “Democrats are in the majority in Congress, and I challenge them to work with Republicans in voting for legislation that increases gasoline supply in our country by lifting the off-shore ban on exploration.” (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Statement on the Consideration of a Farm Livestock Tax. 2 December 2008. “Any farming regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act would harm many of our farmers, and is something I would certainly oppose.” (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of Environment America 13 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Co-Sponsors Legislation to Prevent Taxes on Farm Greenhous Gas. 19 March 2009. “Agriculture is a vitally important component of Alabama's economy, and this Greenhouse Gas Amendment would provide the necessary protection against unnecessary regulation for our farmers. I have fought against unrealistic farming constraints for years and I will continue to do my best to represent the hard-working citizens who labor in the farming industry.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Letter to Stephen Johnson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, Aderholt Writes Letter to EPA Opposing the Consideration of a Livestock Tax. 5 December 2008. “I am opposed to any attempt to impose greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act on the agricultural industry.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. The Gadsen Times – Controversy About Climate Change. 12 December 2009. “I do not believe that we should adopt public policy like those being promoted at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference -- that say we only have twenty years to stop catastrophic global warming by drastically cutting greenhouse gas emissions.” (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • Robert Aderholt. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave Robert Aderholt a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 11 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • National Rifle Association. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. National Rifle Association endorsed Robert Aderholt in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Congressman Aderholt Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On D.C. Gun Ban. 26 June 2008. "Today's ruling by the Supreme Court on D.C.'s gun ban is a great victory for Second Amendment rights around the country. This ruling reaffirms the obvious fact that our Founding Fathers intended for gun possession to be an individual right, not simply a right for "militias." […] I will continue to do what I can in Congress to defend our rights that are provided in the Constitution.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Supports FY12 Mini-Bus. 17 November 2011. “Second Amendment Rights – The conference agreement includes numerous provisions that protect the right to keep and bear arms. Three of these protections are made permanent beginning in FY 2012. These three provisions prohibit Department of Justice (DOJ) from consolidating firearms sales records, electronically retrieving the records of former firearms dealers, and maintaining information on persons who have passed firearms background checks. In addition, the conference agreement contains numerous one-year firearms protections, and new language prohibiting DOJ from requiring imported shotguns to meet a 'sporting purposes' test.” (aderholt.house.gov)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Votes for Full Repeal of Obamacare. 11 July 2012. “The Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold ObamaCare was a dangerous step toward socialized medicine in our country and the law’s 21 tax hikes are not good news for economic recovery. […] Today’s vote is another example of House Republicans trying to change this dangerous course. I voted, along with both my Democrat and Republican colleagues, for this repeal.” (aderholt.house.gov)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Statement On Discouraging Gov't Report Predicting Higher-Than-Expected Health Care Costs. 23 April 2010. “Well, we're learning more and more about this law every day and it's becoming more and more clear that we need to repeal this law and start over with real reform that gives the American people more choices, not more government.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Statement on the Vote to Repeal the Healthcare Law. 19 January 2011. “Not only do I support the repeal of this law, I plan on working with my colleagues in Congress to start over and consider common-sense patient-focused solutions that will not harm the economy and destroy jobs.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. 19 January 2011. “I am committed to repealing this carelessly crafted health care law and replacing it with reforms centered on decreasing costs and protecting our middle class jobs.” (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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  • Robert Aderholt. Issue Position: Immigration. 10 August 2012. “In some quarters, discussions on illegal immigration have included talk of amnesty for those who entered the country illegally. I feel very strongly that amnesty should not be automatically granted to those who are here illegally. We are a nation of laws and we would send the wrong message if we were to merely give amnesty to those who openly disregard our laws.” (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Robert Aderholt in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Legal Immigration. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Americans for Legal Immigration endorsed Robert Aderholt in the 2012 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Aderholt Hopeful President's State of the Union Speech Will Offer Real Solutions. 24 January 2012. “In the President’s past two annual addresses, he has called for meaningful immigration reform. However, his departments are stalling fully-funded immigration programs like Secure Communities and undermining the laws of the land, by potentially granting backdoor amnesty to illegal immigrants through the creation of a new Department of Homeland Security working group.” (aderholt.house.gov)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 5 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the American Family Association 94 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 85 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. Robert Aderholt voted Yea on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Robert Aderholt voted Nay on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Marriage Protection Amendment. 30 September 2004. “Marriage and the family is the very foundation of our society […] I urge my colleagues to support this legislation this afternoon as we support the marriage between a man and a woman.” (votesmart.org)
  • Robert Aderholt. Congressman Aderholt Casts Vote to Protect Marriage. 30 September 2004. “People have the right to live as they choose, but not to redefine marriage for the rest of society […] Either we act, or the courts will impose their definition of marriage on the country. State and federal laws just aren't going to cut it anymore. That is why a Constitutional amendment is necessary to protect marriage.” (votesmart.org)
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Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "Robert Aderholt supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 67 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)

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