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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 1997-Present
 
|Tenure = 1997-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
 
|Assumed office = 1997
 
|Assumed office = 1997
 
|Political party = Republican
 
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|Per diem =  
 
|Pension =  
 
|Pension =  
|Last election = November 6, 2012
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|Last election = November 4, 2014
 
|Cost per vote 2012 = $5.74
 
|Cost per vote 2012 = $5.74
 
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|First elected = November 5, 1996
 
|First elected = November 5, 1996
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next primary = June 3, 2014
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|Next primary =  
|Next election = [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Birthday = July 22, 1965
 
|Birthday = July 22, 1965
 
|Place of birth = Haleyville, AL
 
|Place of birth = Haleyville, AL
|Net worth = $2,429,008
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|Net worth = (2012) $2,429,008
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Religion = Congregationalist Baptist
 
|Religion = Congregationalist Baptist
 
|Personal website =  
 
|Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Robert Aderholt''' (b. July 22, 1965, in Haleyville, Alabama) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Alabama]]'s [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District|4th Congressional District]].  Aderholt was first elected to the House in 1996.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Robert Aderholt''' (b. July 22, 1965, in Haleyville, [[Alabama|AL]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[Alabama]]'s [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District|4th Congressional District]].  Aderholt was first elected to the House in 1996.  
  
Aderholt most recently won re-election in [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012|2012]]. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2012/primary/Primary_Candidate_Certification-Republican_Party-2012-01-18.pdf ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "2012 Republican primary candidate certification," January 18, 2012]</ref> He then defeated [[Daniel H. Boman]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Elections/Alabama ''ABC News'', "2012 General Election Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
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Aderholt won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed in the primary and was unchallenged in the general election as well.<ref name=huffpost14>[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/results ''The Huffington Post'', "Election 2014," November 4, 2014]</ref>
 
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Aderholt is running for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014.
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Prior to his service in the U.S. House, Aderholt worked on the staff of [[Governor of Alabama|Governor]] Fob James of Alabama.
 
Prior to his service in the U.S. House, Aderholt worked on the staff of [[Governor of Alabama|Governor]] Fob James of Alabama.
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==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Aderholt's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000055 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'', "Robert Aderholt" accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Aderholt's academic, professional and political career:<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000055 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Robert Aderholt" accessed October 28, 2011]</ref>
  
*1987: Graduated from Birmingham Southern College with B.A.
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*1997-Present: U.S. Representative from [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District]]
*1990: Graduated from Samford University with J.D.
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*1992-1995: Practiced law in Haleyville
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*1995-1996: Staff for Governor Fob James of Alabama
 
*1995-1996: Staff for Governor Fob James of Alabama
*1997-Present: U.S Representative from Alabama
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*1992-1995: Practiced law in Haleyville
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*1990: Graduated from Samford University with J.D.
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*1987: Graduated from Birmingham Southern College with B.A.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Aderholt serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Aderholt serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com - Roll Call,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://aderholt.house.gov/press-releases/aderholt-sworn-in-for-113th-congress/ ''Congressman Aderholt Representing Alabama's 4th District,'' "Press Release:Aderholt Sworn In For 113th Congress," January 3, 2013]</ref>
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Aderholt served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com - Roll Call,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://aderholt.house.gov/press-releases/aderholt-sworn-in-for-113th-congress/ ''Congressman Aderholt Representing Alabama's 4th District,'' "Press Release:Aderholt Sworn In For 113th Congress," January 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Appropriations Committee]]
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**Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, ''Ranking Minority Member
 
**Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, ''Ranking Minority Member
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Aderholt's official website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://aderholt.house.gov/issues-legislation/ ''Office website,'' "Legislative Information," accessed September 12, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Agriculture
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:Excerpt: "Farmers are essential to the economy of North Alabama; specifically, agriculture and related industries yield nearly $19 billion a year to the economic impact of Alabama’s 4th Congressional District. Crops, livestock, timber, and fisheries produce a varied agricultural landscape and culture in the district."
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*'''Defense
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:Excerpt: "I believe that there are few things more important than supporting the troops who are defending our nation today and tomorrow.  We have a responsibility to those who came before them just as we'll have a responsibility to those who follow."
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*'''Economy
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:Excerpt: " 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."
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "While educational reform is needed, it needs to begin at the local and state level.  Schools need qualified teachers in the classroom.  They need the financial resources for computers and other teaching aids that will be critical to our children's development.  I'm committed to doing my part in Washington to provide the necessary support while protecting the rights of local communities and leaders in determining their educational future."
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*'''Energy
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:Excerpt: " It is critical that we move in the direction of energy independence now. Unfortunately, it seems that the only time that we are willing to discuss this issue as a nation is when it begins to hit us at the gas pumps.  This is a long-term problem that's going to require long-term solutions."
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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
 
====113th Congress====
 
[[File:CongressLogo.png|100px|left|link=Portal:Congress]]
 
[[File:CongressLogo.png|100px|left|link=Portal:Congress]]
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====National security====
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===National security===
=====NDAA=====
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====NDAA====
{{Support vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
=====DHS Appropriations=====
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====DHS Appropriations====
{{Support vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
=====CISPA (2013)=====
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====CISPA (2013)====
{{Support vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Economy====
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===Economy===
=====Farm bill=====
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====Farm bill====
 
{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Aderholt}}
 
{{House Farm Bill GOP Yes|Name=Aderholt}}
  
=====2014 Budget=====
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====2014 Budget====
 
{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Aderholt}}
 
{{House Budget 2014 GOP Yes|Name=Aderholt}}
  
=====Government shutdown=====
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====Government shutdown====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{support vote}}  
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{{Yea vote}}  
 
On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Aderholt voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
 
On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Aderholt voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
{{oppose vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Aderholt voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{nay vote}}The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Aderholt voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
=====Federal Pay Adjustment Act=====
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====Federal Pay Adjustment Act====
{{Support vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Immigration====
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===Immigration===
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Support vote}} Aderholt voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} Aderholt voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Healthcare====
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===Healthcare===
=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
{{Support vote}} Aderholt voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Aderholt voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Social issues====
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===Social issues===
=====Abortion=====
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====Abortion====
{{Support vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Aderholt voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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===Government affairs===
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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====HR 676====
{{Oppose vote}}
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Aderholt}}
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Nay vote}}
 
Aderholt voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
 
Aderholt voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s020_090.gif|right|290px|thumb|Robert Aderholt's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Aderholt is a '''Hard-Core Conservative.''' Aderholt received a score of 19 percent on social issues and 88 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Aderholt|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Robert_Aderholt.htm ''On The Issues'', "Robert Aderholt Vote Match," accessed June 18, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Strongly Opposes
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Strongly Favors
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|ObamaCare=Opposes
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|Social Security= Strongly Favors
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Strongly Favors
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|Crime= Favors
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Opposes
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Neutral
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|Iran=Strongly Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Strongly Favors
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|Stimulus=Opposes
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===Campaign themes===
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====2014====
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Aderholt's official website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://aderholt.house.gov/issues-legislation/ ''Office website,'' "Legislative Information," accessed September 12, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Agriculture
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:Excerpt: "Farmers are essential to the economy of North Alabama; specifically, agriculture and related industries yield nearly $19 billion a year to the economic impact of Alabama’s 4th Congressional District. Crops, livestock, timber, and fisheries produce a varied agricultural landscape and culture in the district."
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*'''Defense
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:Excerpt: "I believe that there are few things more important than supporting the troops who are defending our nation today and tomorrow.  We have a responsibility to those who came before them just as we'll have a responsibility to those who follow."
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*'''Economy
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:Excerpt: " 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."
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "While educational reform is needed, it needs to begin at the local and state level.  Schools need qualified teachers in the classroom.  They need the financial resources for computers and other teaching aids that will be critical to our children's development.  I'm committed to doing my part in Washington to provide the necessary support while protecting the rights of local communities and leaders in determining their educational future."
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*'''Energy
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:Excerpt: " It is critical that we move in the direction of energy independence now. Unfortunately, it seems that the only time that we are willing to discuss this issue as a nation is when it begins to hit us at the gas pumps.  This is a long-term problem that's going to require long-term solutions."
  
 
===Presidential preference===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Aderholt is running for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary election on June 3, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Aderholt won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed in the primary election on June 3, 2014, and was unchallenged in November as well.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/alabama/#.U45omhBwWls ''Politico'', "2014 Alabama House Primaries Results," June 3, 2014]</ref><ref name=huffpost14/>
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===2012===
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/422/Robert-B-Aderholt Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Aderholt attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Aderholt
 
|Name=Aderholt
|Editdate=March 21, 2013
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|Editdate=January 26, 2015
 
|year=2000
 
|year=2000
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00003028&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Robert Aderholt," accessed March 21, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00003028&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Robert Aderholt," accessed January 26, 2015]</ref>
 
|party=Republican
 
|party=Republican
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|totalraised2014=1171131
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|result2014=Won
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|office2014=US House (Alabama, [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
 
|totalraised2012=1248945
 
|totalraised2012=1248945
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
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|result2000=Won
 
|result2000=Won
 
|office2000=US House (Alabama, [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
 
|office2000=US House (Alabama, [[Alabama's 4th Congressional District{{!}}District 4]])
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===2014===
 
===2014===
Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Aderholt's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H6AL04098 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Robert Aderholt Summary Report," accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>  
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Aderholt won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2014. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $1,175,936 and spent $909,880.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00003028&cycle=2014 ''Open Secrets'', "Robert Aderholt 2014 Election Cycle," accessed February 24, 2015]</ref> This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/bigspenders.php?cycle=2014&display=A&Memb=H&sort=O ''Open Secrets'', "Winning vs. Spending," accessed February 23, 2015]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Aderholt spent $6.85 per vote received in 2014.
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{{Congress donor box 2014
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|winner = Y
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|Chamber = U.S. House, Alabama District 4
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = $1,175,936
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|total spent = $909,880
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|opponent raised = $0
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|opponent spent = $0
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|org1 = Parker Towing
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|org2 = Herbster Angus Farms
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|org3 = Boeing Co
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|org4 = Farm Credit Council
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|org5 = National Rural Water Assn
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|orgdonor1 = $24,000
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|orgdonor2 = $15,000
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|orgdonor3 = $13,449
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|orgdonor4 = $12,000
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|orgdonor5 = $12,000
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|ind1 = Crop Production & Basic Processing
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|ind2 = Agricultural Services/Products
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|ind3 = Misc Defense
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|ind4 = Food Processing & Sales
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|ind5 = Commercial Banks
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|inddonor1 = $57,500
 +
|inddonor2 = $54,500
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|inddonor3 = $48,247
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|inddonor4 = $43,998
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|inddonor5 = $43,500
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|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Robert Aderholt Donors 2014.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Aderholt's campaign funds before the 2014 election.]]}}
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Below are Aderholt's FEC reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H6AL04098 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Robert Aderholt Summary Report," accessed July 22, 2013]</ref>  
  
 
{{Robert Aderholt 2014 FEC}}
 
{{Robert Aderholt 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Robert Aderholt Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Aderholt's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
 
Aderholt won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $1,248,945 and spent $1,141,724.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00003028&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Robert Aderholt 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 19, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
 
Aderholt won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $1,248,945 and spent $1,141,724.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00003028&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Robert Aderholt 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 19, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
  
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|inddonor5 = $40,000
 
|inddonor5 = $40,000
 
|}}
 
|}}
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Robert Aderholt Donors 2012.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Aderholt's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Robert Aderholt 2010 Donors.JPG‎‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Aderholt's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
 
Aderholt won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $828,588 and spent $828,588.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00003028&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Robert Aderholt 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 28 2011]</ref>
 
Aderholt won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $828,588 and spent $828,588.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00003028&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Robert Aderholt 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 28 2011]</ref>
  
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
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His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
{{congress donor box 2010
 
{{congress donor box 2010
 
|Chamber = U.S. House, Alabama District 4  
 
|Chamber = U.S. House, Alabama District 4  
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|inddonor4 = $30,000
 
|inddonor4 = $30,000
 
|inddonor5 = $23,944
 
|inddonor5 = $23,944
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Robert Aderholt 2010 Donors.JPG‎‎|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Aderholt's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]}}
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of two different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Aderholt's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-472,981 and $5,330,998. That averages to '''$2,429,008''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Aderholt ranked as the 130th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00003028&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Robert B. Aderholt (R-Ala), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Aderholt's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 20 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|2012 = 2429008
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|Average 0 = 948652
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Aderholt received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Health Professionals'' industry.
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From 1995-2014, '''15.81 percent of Aderholt's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00003028&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Robert B. Aderholt," accessed September 19, 2014]</ref>
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[[File:Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png|left|179px]]
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{{Cong career industries
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 9723156
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|total spent = 8924570
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|ind1 = Health Professionals
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|ind2 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind3 = Misc Defense
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|ind4 = Defense Aerospace
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|ind5 = Leadership PACs
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|inddonor1 = 347687
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|inddonor2 = 323507
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|inddonor3 = 313924
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|inddonor4 = 286985
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|inddonor5 = 264953
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|district =
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Aderholt is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_aderholt/400004 ''Gov Track'', "Robert Aderholt," accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Aderholt was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Republican follower]]" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Aderholt received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_aderholt/400004 ''GovTrack'', "Robert Aderholt," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400004_Robert_Aderholt ''OpenCongress'', "Robert Aderholt," accessed July 30, 2013]</ref>
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400004_Robert_Aderholt ''OpenCongress'', "Robert Aderholt," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
 
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Aderholt most often votes with:
 
Aderholt most often votes with:
 
*{{reddot}} [[Martha Roby]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Martha Roby]]
*{{bluedot}} [[John Barrow]]
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*{{bluedot}} [[Mike McIntyre]]
 
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Aderholt least often votes with:
 
Aderholt least often votes with:
*{{reddot}} [[Justin Amash]]
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*{{reddot}} [[Walter Jones]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Lee]]
 
*{{bluedot}} [[Barbara Lee]]
 
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Aderholt missed 235 of 11,058 roll call votes from January 1997 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.1%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_aderholt/400004 ''GovTrack'', "Robert Aderholt," accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Aderholt missed 308 of 12,041 roll call votes from January 1997 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/robert_aderholt/400004 ''GovTrack'', "Robert Aderholt," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Aderholt paid his congressional staff a total of $1,013,346 in 2011.  He ranked 205th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 282nd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Alabama]] ranked 22nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/103/Rep_Robert_Aderholt.html ''LegiStorm'', "Robert Aderholt," accessed August 21, 2012]</ref>
 
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Aderholt paid his congressional staff a total of $1,013,346 in 2011.  He ranked 205th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 282nd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Alabama]] ranked 22nd in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/103/Rep_Robert_Aderholt.html ''LegiStorm'', "Robert Aderholt," accessed August 21, 2012]</ref>
 
===Net worth===
 
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
 
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Aderholt's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-472,981 and $5,330,998. That averages to '''$2,429,008''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Aderholt ranked as the 130th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00003028&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Robert B. Aderholt (R-Ala), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
 
 
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|2010 = 3879009
 
|2011 =  3161009
 
|2012 = 2429008
 
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Aderholt ranked 111th in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
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====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Aderholt ranked 157th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Aderholt ranked 157th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.  Aderholt ranked 87th in the conservative rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Aderholt ranked 87th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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|percent=94.1 percent
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|rank=97th
 
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|total=233
 
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==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
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Robert Aderholt
Robert Aderholt.jpg
U.S. House, Alabama, District 4
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
PredecessorTom Bevill (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.74 in 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$7,732,084
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBirmingham Southern University, 1987
J.D.Samford University, 1990
Personal
Date of birthJuly 22, 1965
Place of birthHaleyville, AL
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth(2012) $2,429,008
ReligionCongregationalist Baptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Robert Aderholt (b. July 22, 1965, in Haleyville, AL) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Alabama's 4th Congressional District. Aderholt was first elected to the House in 1996.

Aderholt won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the primary and was unchallenged in the general election as well.[1]

Prior to his service in the U.S. House, Aderholt worked on the staff of Governor Fob James of Alabama.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Aderholt is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Aderholt's academic, professional and political career:[2]

  • 1997-Present: U.S. Representative from Alabama's 4th Congressional District
  • 1995-1996: Staff for Governor Fob James of Alabama
  • 1992-1995: Practiced law in Haleyville
  • 1990: Graduated from Samford University with J.D.
  • 1987: Graduated from Birmingham Southern College with B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Aderholt serves on the following committees:[3]

2013-2014

Aderholt served on the following committees:[4][5]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development, Chair
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security

2011-2012

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, Ranking Minority Member

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[6] For more information pertaining to Aderholt's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Aderholt voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Aderholt voted for HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Aderholt voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Aderholt voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Aderholt voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Aderholt voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Nay3.pngThe shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Aderholt voted against HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Aderholt voted for HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Aderholt voted for House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Aderholt voted for House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Yea3.png Aderholt voted for HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[27] Aderholt joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Aderholt voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Robert Aderholt's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Aderholt is a Hard-Core Conservative. Aderholt received a score of 19 percent on social issues and 88 percent on economic issues.[31]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Neutral Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Opposes Stay out of Iran Strongly Opposes
Privatize Social Security Strongly Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31]

Campaign themes

2014

Aderholt's official website listed the following issues:[33]

  • Agriculture
Excerpt: "Farmers are essential to the economy of North Alabama; specifically, agriculture and related industries yield nearly $19 billion a year to the economic impact of Alabama’s 4th Congressional District. Crops, livestock, timber, and fisheries produce a varied agricultural landscape and culture in the district."
  • Defense
Excerpt: "I believe that there are few things more important than supporting the troops who are defending our nation today and tomorrow. We have a responsibility to those who came before them just as we'll have a responsibility to those who follow."
  • Economy
Excerpt: " 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."
  • Education
Excerpt: "While educational reform is needed, it needs to begin at the local and state level. Schools need qualified teachers in the classroom. They need the financial resources for computers and other teaching aids that will be critical to our children's development. I'm committed to doing my part in Washington to provide the necessary support while protecting the rights of local communities and leaders in determining their educational future."
  • Energy
Excerpt: " It is critical that we move in the direction of energy independence now. Unfortunately, it seems that the only time that we are willing to discuss this issue as a nation is when it begins to hit us at the gas pumps. This is a long-term problem that's going to require long-term solutions."

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Robert Aderholt endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [34]

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Aderholt won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the primary election on June 3, 2014, and was unchallenged in November as well.[35][1]

U.S. House, Alabama District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Aderholt Incumbent 98.6% 132,831
     N/A Write-in 1.4% 1,921
Total Votes 134,752
Source: Alabama Secretary of State

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2012

Aderholt won re-election to the 4th Congressional District in 2012. He was unopposed in the Republican primary and defeated Daniel H. Boman (D) in the November 6 general election.[36]

U.S. House, Alabama District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Daniel H. Boman 25.9% 69,706
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Aderholt Incumbent 74% 199,071
     N/A Write-In 0.1% 341
Total Votes 269,118
Source: Alabama Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Aderholt attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Aderholt is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Aderholt raised a total of $7,732,084 during that time period. This information was last updated on January 26, 2015.[45]

Robert Aderholt's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 US House (Alabama, District 4) Won $1,171,131
2012 US House (Alabama, District 4) Won $1,248,945
2010 US House (Alabama, District 4) Won $828,588
2008 US House (Alabama, District 4) Won $666,973
2006 US House (Alabama, District 4) Won $715,803
2004 US House (Alabama, District 4) Won $748,910
2002 US House (Alabama, District 4) Won $712,483
2000 US House (Alabama, District 4) Won $1,639,251
Grand Total Raised $7,732,084


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Aderholt won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $1,175,936 and spent $909,880.[46] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[47]

Cost per vote

Aderholt spent $6.85 per vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Alabama District 4, 2014 - Robert Aderholt Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,175,936
Total Spent $909,880
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $0
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $0
Top contributors to Robert Aderholt's campaign committee
Parker Towing$24,000
Herbster Angus Farms$15,000
Boeing Co$13,449
Farm Credit Council$12,000
National Rural Water Assn$12,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Crop Production & Basic Processing$57,500
Agricultural Services/Products$54,500
Misc Defense$48,247
Food Processing & Sales$43,998
Commercial Banks$43,500

Below are Aderholt's FEC reports.[48]

2012

Aderholt won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $1,248,945 and spent $1,141,724.[57] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[58]

Cost per vote

Aderholt spent $5.74 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Aderholt won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Aderholt's campaign committee raised a total of $828,588 and spent $828,588.[59]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Aderholt's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-472,981 and $5,330,998. That averages to $2,429,008, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Aderholt ranked as the 130th most wealthy representative in 2012.[60] Between 2004 and 2012, Aderholt's calculated net worth[61] increased by an average of 20 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[62]

Robert Aderholt Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$948,652
2012$2,429,008
Growth from 2004 to 2012:156%
Average annual growth:20%[63]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[64]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Aderholt received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Health Professionals industry.

From 1995-2014, 15.81 percent of Aderholt's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[65]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Robert Aderholt Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $9,723,156
Total Spent $8,924,570
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$347,687
Lawyers/Law Firms$323,507
Misc Defense$313,924
Defense Aerospace$286,985
Leadership PACs$264,953
% total in top industry3.58%
% total in top two industries6.9%
% total in top five industries15.81%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Aderholt was a "moderate Republican follower" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Aderholt received in June 2013.[66]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[67]

Aderholt most often votes with:

Aderholt least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Aderholt missed 308 of 12,041 roll call votes from January 1997 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.6 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[68]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Aderholt paid his congressional staff a total of $1,013,346 in 2011. He ranked 205th on the list of the lowest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 282nd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Alabama ranked 22nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[69]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Aderholt ranked 111th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[70]

2012

Aderholt ranked 157th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[71]

2011

Aderholt ranked 87th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[72]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Aderholt voted with the Republican Party 94.1 percent of the time, which ranked 125th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[73]

2013

Aderholt voted with the Republican Party 97.4 percent of the time, which ranked 97th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[74]

Personal

Aderholt and his wife, Caroline, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Bevill
U.S. House - Alabama District 4
1997-Present
Succeeded by
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