Aderholt is the representative for Alabama’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 7, 1997. Aderholt is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2010 Aderholt was investigated for keeping the difference between his requested travel per diems and the amount he actually spent. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended no further action.
|Jul. 30, 2010||House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct further review the allegations|
|Dec. 31, 2010||House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct recommended no further action|
Read our 2019 Report Card for Aderholt.
Aderholt is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Aderholt has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 23, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Robert Aderholt sits on the following committees:
Aderholt was the primary sponsor of 6 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 3268 (115th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2018
- H.R. 3049 (114th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
- H.R. 2410 (113th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
- H.R. 6582 (112th): American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act
- H.R. 2017 (112th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012
- H.R. 4806 (106th): To designate the Federal building located at 1710 Alabama Avenue in Jasper, Alabama, as the “Carl Elliott Federal Building”.
Does 6 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Aderholt sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Economics and Public Finance (100%)
Some of Aderholt’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1191: Honoring the World Food Program on the occasion of being awarded the 2020 ...
- H.R. 2084: SCOTT Act of 2019
- H.Res. 1152 (115th): Expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption ...
- H.R. 5961 (115th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, ...
- H.Con.Res. 101 (115th): Providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from ...
- H.R. 3268 (115th): Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, ...
- H.Con.Res. 26 (115th): To express the sense of Congress that the first launch of the ...
From Jan 1997 to Oct 2020, Aderholt missed 447 of 15,627 roll call votes, which is 2.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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