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Aderholt Statement on FY 2018 Budget

March 16, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to the proposed 2018 Fiscal Year Budget.


"With a mounting federal debt approaching $20 trillion dollars, cutting government spending should be everyone's priority.  This is an important first step," said Congressman Robert Aderholt, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, which is charged with funding the federal government. " Many of these reductions, such as cutting the EPA back down to size, are well overdue. However, I am somewhat skeptical about cuts to programs essential to rural Americans."


"It is important to note that, while this is just the first step in the process, it is an important one in the right direction."


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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