On January 3, 2019, Robert B. Aderholt took the oath of office to serve his twelfth term representing Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District.
Robert is a member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, which has jurisdiction over funding the operation of the federal government. He serves as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science and supports greater transparency, accountability and oversight to the appropriations process and also serves as a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Subcommittee and the Defense Subcommittee. An advocate of fiscal responsibility, truth in budgeting and a federal government that operates within its means, he tries to bring common-sense solutions to the Appropriations Committee.
A staunch supporter of his community, district and the state of Alabama, Robert believes the federal government serves a critical role in assisting state and local projects regarding economic development. He continues to support pro-growth initiatives that create jobs, strong immigration standards, and robust national security.
Prior to his election to Congress, Robert served as Assistant Legal Advisor to Governor Fob James as well as Municipal Judge for the city of Haleyville, Alabama. Educated through Alabama's public school system, he went on to receive his B.A. from Birmingham Southern College and his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
Born on July 22, 1965, and raised in Alabama, Robert and his wife, Caroline, have their residence in Haleyville along with their daughter, Mary Elliott, and their son, Robert Hayes. When Congress is in session, his family joins him in Washington, D.C. area.