Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today announced the dates and locations for the thirteenth annual Fourth Congressional District Agriculture and Industry Tour. Taking place on Thursday, October 25th and Friday, October 26th the event will highlight agriculture and business sites in Colbert and Lawrence Counties in North Alabama.
Among the sites Congressman Aderholt and tour participants will visit are: North American Lighting and Fame Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals; the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia; Martin Farm and Servico Gin Courtland; and the General Joe Wheeler Home in Hillsboro.
"Alabama's industries, small businesses and agriculture are the engines that provide jobs in our communities and drive our economy," said Aderholt. "The Ag and Industry Tour is an opportunity to highlight some of these businesses and learn more about their day-to-day operations and impact to our area. This enables me to better represent their interest and needs in Washington."
During last year's tour Aderholt met with HH Technologies and learned about a needless federal regulation hindering the success of their innovative freezer product called Roll Seal. As a result, Aderholt sponsored and the House passed H.R. 4850, the Enabling Energy Savings Innovations Act, legislation that is a common sense solution to what should have never been a problem to being with.
"From cotton to music, each of the businesses we will visit is an example of the vital economic impact being made in the Fourth Congressional District and our great state. In addition to being a wonderful learning experience, the tour also gives me the opportunity to meet and visit with constituents from across the district. I encourage anyone who has an interest in participating to call our district office for further details and I look forward to another engaging tour," concluded Aderholt.
The Fourth Congressional District Agriculture and Industry tour visited sites in Cullman and Walker Counties in 2011, Marshall and DeKalb counties in 2010, Walker county in 2009, and Marshall and DeKalb counties in 2008. Congressman Aderholt hosted the very first Ag and Industry tour in 2000 in Blount, Marshall and DeKalb counties.
The Agriculture and Industry Tour is open to anyone who would like to attend, however space is limited. Anyone interested in attending should contact Jennifer Taylor in the Cullman District Office at (256) 734-6043. The registration fee for the two-day event, which includes transportation, dinner and lunch, is $120, or $60 for only one day.
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.
For more information about Aderholt's work in Congress visit www.aderholt.house.gov.