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Congressman Aderholt Votes in Opposition to the $787 Billion Stimulus Package


Location: Washington, DC


Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) today issued the following statement after voting against the revised stimulus package in the House of Representatives.

"I sympathize with millions of Americans who have lost their jobs and are suffering financially. Our economy is experiencing a downturn that must be addressed as soon as possible, but today's stimulus package is not the best way to do that."

"We all agree, Democrats and Republicans alike, that our economy is hurting. However, I simply disagree that the current stimulus bill that was presented on the floor today is the best solution. Like the first stimulus bill, I can not support legislation that clearly does not meet the intended objective of quickly stimulating the economy and giving working families relief."

"Also, it should be noted that this bill disproportionately benefits urban and large areas more than rural, working class states like Alabama and I believe that this is simply not equitable. Rather than create jobs or stimulate the economy, this massive spending bill is a laundry list of programs that focus on states with big city urban communities."

"An effective stimulus bill is one that focuses more on tax relief for American families and small businesses, without dramatically expanding our nation's debt. 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."

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