Aderholt Statement on House Vote Regarding Continuing Resolution (CR) to Fund Federal Government
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in regard to his no vote for a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would fund the Federal Government through December 11, 2015.
“This afternoon I cast a vote against the Continuing Resolution that was before the House of Representatives. My no vote was for one reason: in that this legislation continues to fully fund Planned Parenthood. In good conscience I could not vote to continue the flow of taxpayer dollars to an organization that engages in something so horrific as selling parts of aborted babies.
“Let me be clear, I don’t support a government shut down. However, this was simply a vote to do what’s right. I, along with my fellow Republicans, was willing to fund every department, every service and every agency of the federal government except for Planned Parenthood. It is hard to believe the Democrats in the Senate would filibuster continued government funding for the entire federal government for one program like Planned Parenthood.”
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.
For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress visit: www.aderholt.house.gov.