Aderholt Applauds Passage of Continuing Resolution, Legislation Will Keep Food Inspectors on the Frontlines

Statement

By:  Robert Aderholt
Date: March 21, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Chairman of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed a final continuing resolution for fiscal year 2013:

"While continuing resolutions are not an ideal way to operate, the legislation passed today cuts wasteful Washington spending and avoids a government shut down," said Aderholt. "Further, the bill includes important language from Senator Pryor and Senator Blunt that transfers $55 million in existing agriculture funds to the Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure food inspectors are not furloughed."

"Though I am disappointed that once again it has taken an act of Congress to get this Administration to do the right thing, I am grateful to Senators Pryor and Blunt for offering a common-sense solution to this funding gap and helping us protect American families and producers," concluded Aderholt.

Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Homeland Security Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.