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Aderholt Statement on House Vote to Repeal the Death Tax

April 16, 2015
Press Release
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement on his vote to repeal the estate tax, better known as the “death tax.”

“I was pleased that today the House voted to repeal the death tax. This is another burden on families in the 4th District, Alabama and the nation.  At a difficult time when families are dealing with the loss of a loved one, the last thing they need is Uncle Sam knocking at the door with his hand out taking advantage of a family’s grief.

“Any added revenue the death tax brings into the national treasury is not worth the burden it puts on families and the destruction it causes, especially to small family businesses and family farms.  I hope now that the Senate will also pass this legislation and the President will sign it into law.  We need to keep family farms and businesses in the family.”

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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