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Robert Aderholt's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (AL) - District 4


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Issue Positions

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  • Voted in favor of HR 36 "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." (
  • Voted against HR 3755 "Women's Health Protection Act of 2021." (
  • Rated 100% by National Right to Life Committee. (
  • "He has also used his important committee assignments to push for FDA protections for embryos and Pro-Life regulatory efforts. He will not rest until our country is free of abortion practices." (
  • "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." (
  • "Cut taxes and slashing regulations to bring back American jobs" (
  • Rated 87% by FreedomWorks. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1- Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • Voted against HR 1425 "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act." (
  • Rated 0% by National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare. (
  • Signed letter to Administrator Verma: "We appreciate your ongoing commitment to preserving and strengthening the Medicare Advantage program for current and future Medicare beneficiaries. As the Administration considers updates to the program for plan year 2021, we urge you to ensure that the Medicare Advantage program will continue to offer affordable, high-quality, patient-centered coverage options for the diverse populations the program serves, including beneficiaries with End Stage Renal Disease who for the first time will be able to choose a Medicare Advantage plan." (
  • Voted against S 610 "Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act." (
  • Voted against HR 1 "For the People Act of 2021." (
  • Rated 0% by Common Cause. (
  • Rated 0% by End Citizens United. (
  • "House Democrats tried to push H.R. 1 through last year. It was a bad bill then and it’s a bad bill now. This legislation will do nothing to restore faith in our elections. Rather, it’s sole aim is to keep liberals in power. This bill is a far cry from being "For The People"." (
  • "Instead, he believes there are effective, commonsense solutions to make policing safer and better for everyone. These include building on current training and hiring programs, improving de-escalation protocols, and reforming data collection processes." (
  • Voted against HR 1280 "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021." (
  • Voted in favor of S 1605 "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022." (
  • "President Trump's plan to strengthen our military is greatly needed. If we are to win the war against ISIS, contain China, and keep a watchful eye on Russia, the size and capability of our armed forces needs to increase." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • "The revised NDAA boosts the defense topline by $25 billion, a 5% increase over FY2021. It authorizes a 2.7% pay increase and benefits for servicemembers, reverses cuts to shipbuilding and aircraft procurement, includes all-time high investments into research and development, prohibits the Department of Defense from dishonorably discharging servicemembers that refuse the COVID-19 vaccine, mandates accountability on the Afghanistan withdrawal by demanding that the DoD recover all U.S. aircraft, and prohibits any financial support to the Taliban. I am also pleased that this final bill removed the requirement for women to register for the Selective Service." (
  • Voted against HR 3684 "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." (
  • "Leveraged public-private partnerships to provide broadband internet access to over ten thousand homes, businesses, farms, remote healthcare facilities, essential community centers, and healthcare facilities" (
  • Rated 91% by Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. (
  • Voted against HR 5376 "Build Back Better Act." (
  • "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." (
  • Rated 85% by National Taxpayers Union. (
  • Rated 87% by FreedomWorks. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1- Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 266 - Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. (
  • "Government can have an important role to play in improving education for all citizens. Sometimes the real question is, who is in the best position to determine what improvements are to be made, and how will they be implemented." (
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (
  • "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." (
  • "Climate change should not be the magic word that lets government micromanage every aspect of our lives. Lowering the oceans by draining your pockets." (
  • Voted against HR 9 "Climate Action Now Act." (
  • Voted against HR 4447 "Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act of 2019." (
  • Rated 95% by American Energy Alliance. (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 "SENSE Act." (
  • Rated 100% by Independent Petroleum Association of America. (
  • Rated 95% by American Energy Alliance. (
  • Signed a letter stating: "On August 3, 2015 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its Clean Power Plan rule. The original intent of the Clean Air Act was for individual states to regulate their own electricity systems. This new regulation is tantamount to a federal government power grab that would impose onerous carbon emissions standards at and outside the fence line of existing power plants." (
  • "Supported the expansion of gun freedoms relating to the right to carry" (
  • "I'm also confident that these new proposed restrictions on the Second Amendment will not stop any future incidents. As we know our problem in America is not a gun problem. It is a cultural problem and a problem of the heart by these criminals. No new gun laws can change the attitude of someone who is so lost in this world that they are bent on killing others." (
  • Rated 92% by the National Rifle Association (
  • Voted against HR 1446 "Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021." (
  • "In addition to repealing and replacing Obamacare, tackling immigration reform and once and for all securing our border, we need to provide relief for the American worker." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 "American Health Care Act of 2017." (
  • "This remedy answers the growing need for paid family and medical leave by providing the maximum amount of flexibility to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Labor to be responsive to the needs of those small businesses that are suffering. In order to do so, this approach makes the mandate optional for businesses 50 and under and makes no mandate or credit for businesses larger than 500, because the vast majority of businesses this size already offer paid sick leave. The provision ensures that no business has a liability larger than the credit it receives and also provides the Secretary with the ability to advance resources to small businesses." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • Voted against HR 3003 "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act." (
  • "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. Again, we need to make sure that we secure our borders before we look at any other options. Through a combination of physical barriers, such as fencing, updated technology, and more boots on the ground, we can close our borders to illegal entrants." (
  • Rated 96% by NumbersUSA. (
  • Voted against HR 3004 "Kate's Law" (
  • Voted in favor of HR 1698 "Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act." (
  • "President Trump has taken the Iran Nuclear Deal, and its shortcomings, very seriously. With all the information he has at his disposal, I trust that he has made the right decision to pull back from what was a bad deal adopted under the Obama Administration." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • Voted in favor of Hr 3898 "Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act." (
  • Voted against HR 256 "To Repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002" (
  • "America needs a new strategy in Afghanistan and I appreciate the leadership from President Trump to refocus our efforts there." (
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (
  • Voted against H J Res 37 "Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress" (
  • Voted against HR 5430 "United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act." (
  • "All throughout the 2016 campaign, Democrats laughed at the idea we could renegotiate our trade deals. With this important step towards a new NAFTA deal, President @realDonaldTrump has once again proven these critics wrong." (
  • "I was proud to cast a vote in support of legislation to implement the upcoming USMCA Trade Agreement. This agreement has been a signature priority of the Trump administration, modernizing the 25-year-old NAFTA to make improvements supporting continued economic growth and American jobs. This agreement made significant improvements for the state of Alabama with important provisions benefitting the interests of workers, farmers, and businesses in the agriculture and automotive industries." (
  • "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." (

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