Alabama (District: 4)
Robert Brown Aderholt (born July 22, 1965) is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama%27s_4th_congressional_district">Alabama’s 4th congressional district, serving since 1997. He is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)">Republican Party. The district includes most of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuscaloosa,_Alabama">Tuscaloosa, as well as the the far northern suburbs of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham,_Alabama">Birmingham and the southern suburbs of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntsville,_Alabama">Huntsville and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decatur,_Alabama">Decatur.
Aderholt is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Party_movement">Tea Party, and has taken very conservative stands on issues such as abortion, tax reform, defense spending, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same_sex_marriage">same sex marriage.
Aderholt is a signer of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americans_for_Tax_Reform">Americans for Tax Reform’s http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxpayer_Protection_Pledge">Taxpayer Protection Pledge. saying he will not raise taxes on any tax bracket. Aderholt is actively involved in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro-life_movement">pro-life movement. During the “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_for_Life_(Washington,_D.C.)">March for Life” rally in Washington on Jan 22, 2010, he said, “The issue of abortion and the sanctity of life is something that I feel strongly about and I encourage my colleagues to look for ways to curb and stop abortions in the United States, while compassionately educating on this important issue.” He does not support reducing the defense budget to close the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_public_debt">American deficit, and in May 2012 said “cuts to defense budgets – the federal government’s primary Constitutional responsibility – shouldn’t be the relief valve for uncontrolled domestic program spending”. Aderholt opposes government spending to stimulate economic growth. He voted against the $787 Billion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Recovery_and_Reinvestment_Act_of_2009">Stimulus Package in February 2009.
Aderholt has also opposed regulations on greenhouse gas emissions, and in December 2008 helped write a letter to the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Environmental_Protection_Agency">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which stated, “I am opposed to any attempt to impose greenhouse gas regulations under the Clean Air Act on the agricultural industry”. Aderholt is a supporter of the Second Amendment and was endorsed by the NRA in the 2010 General Election. He is opposed to same sex marriage and has received high ratings from traditional family based interest groups such as the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Research_Council">Family Research Council, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traditional_Values_Coalition">Traditional Values Coalition, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Family_Association">American Family Association.