I believe the majority of Alabamians support spending cuts and implementation of a framework to require Washington to live within its means from here on out. We need to protect taxpayers, ensure our seniors and veterans receive the benefits they rightfully deserve, and change the 'spend now, pay later' culture of Washington.
We have seen continually weak growth in the economy, record high unemployment and thousands of jobs being lost. The time for action is now. In May 2012, I voted to replace the sequester (an idea that originated with President Obama) with targeted cuts that would protect our national security and address the drivers of our national debt. In December 2012, I wrote a letter to Speaker John Boehner, stating my support for spending cuts as the best measure to address the looming fiscal cliff, not tax increases. The absence of spending cuts, paired with tax increases, in the fiscal cliff legislation passed by the House and Senate on January 1, 2013 led to my vote in opposition to this bill.
Additionally, sustainable job creation is critical as we move to strengthen our economy. Every American who wants to work deserves the opportunity to earn an honest living. For the small businesses that provide many of these jobs, it is critical they are given the opportunity to do what they do best, create jobs, not be unnecessarily burdened by red tape or other bureaucratic restrictions.
In short, I believe that the strength of our economy lies in the people and businesses of the United States, not with further government spending.
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Washington — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) released the following statement after the House of Representatives voted in favor of the USMCA agreement.
"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.
Washington — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, (AL-04) released the following statement on his efforts to secure funding in the 2020 Federal Budget to continue to expand rural broadband access.
“Two years ago, I led the effort in Congress to create the ReConnect Program, which provides loans and grants to help expand broadband infrastructure to rural America. As a result, USDA is investing millions of dollars to improve internet connectivity in rural Alabama, bringing new economic development opportunities to our communities.
HAMILTON, Ala., Dec. 5, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 8,000 rural households, 57 farms, 44 businesses, 17 educational facilities, 14 critical community facilities and three health care facilities in rural Alabama. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Wallace State Community College (WSCC) of Cullman, Alabama, to build a technical education center that will help workers gain new, in-demand skills. According to grantee estimates, the project is expected to create 68 jobs.
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today joined with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Governor Ivey and other state leaders to announce an almost three million dollar grant for Tombigbee Electric Cooperative to expand rural broadband in Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties. And also on the $625 million Congressman Aderholt helped secure in the federal budget to improve rural broadband for the rest of the state and country.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement after meeting with President Trump at the White House to discuss plans for trade.
“Tuesday morning, I met with President Trump at the White House to discuss work on future trade deals that put America and American workers first. Our past trade deals grew the economies of other countries while putting our own citizens in unemployment lines. The President and I agree those days are over.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt, released the following statement in regard to the passage of the Tax Reform and Jobs Bill.
“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.
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt today released the following statement on the passage in the House of Representative of the tax reform bill.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – Farmers Home Furniture announced today it will invest $10 million in a new distribution center to be built in Franklin County. This is expected to bring 80 new jobs to northwest Alabama.
Farmers purchased a 325,000 square foot facility in Russellville Industrial Park. Farmers Home Furniture has 35 stores in various locations throughout Alabama, and this new center will serve as a distribution hub.