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Aderholt Statement on Death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee

February 6, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman Robert Aderholt, (Al-04) released the following statement on the death of Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee.


“I was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman Nunnelee. Not only have we served in Congress together and have adjoining congressional districts, but Caroline and I consider Alan and his wife, Tori, to be dear friends.

“Alan loved his state and his country. After a distinguished career in the Mississippi State Senate, Alan was elected to Congress and served with me on the Appropriations Committee. I always looked forward to his warm smile, wit and wisdom and we will miss him as we grapple with the difficult issues before our committee and the Congress.

“Alan was also a man of deep, Christian faith. We can all take comfort in knowing that he was ready to leave this life and spend eternity with his heavenly father.

“On behalf of Caroline and myself, I send the deepest sympathies to Congressman Nunnelee’s wife Tori, their three children, along with their family and friends. Tori has been a rock and a pillar of Christian faith through what has been a difficult process. She and the entire Nunnelee family will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.”

In Washington Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

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