Rep. Martha Roby (ROH-bee) is currently in her second term serving the people of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to Congress, Rep. Roby worked as an attorney and served as a city councilman in her hometown of Montgomery.
In the House, Rep. Roby has been a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending to balance the budget, reducing the national debt, and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that limits the private sector’s ability to get Americans back to work. In December of 2013, Roby was honored to receive a spot on the prestigious House Committee on Appropriations which has oversight on the whole range of government spending. Roby is the first representative from the 2nd District to serve on the key congressional committee.
In her short tenure in Congress, Rep. Roby has distinguished herself as an effective legislator and messenger for the conservative cause. In 2013, Roby shepherded the Working Families Flexibility Act to House passage and led the House Armed Services Committee's investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks. Roby's service in Congress has also been defined by independence and pragmatism. She played a front-and-center roll in passing the recently-enacted Farm Bill, and voted against the Budget Control Act of 2011 due to the threat of sequestration.
Rep. Roby is also a strong advocate for our nation's military and their families. Roby successful pushed back against an Air Force plan to move the 908th Airlift Wing from Montgomery's Maxwell Air Force Base. Roby has traveled to Afghanistan over Mother's Day Weekend to visit with military men and women. Roby has also been a leading voice in Congress for army aviation and Fort Rucker in the Wiregrass.
Roby obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University in 1998 and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2001. Prior to her entry into public service, she practiced law at Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A. and remains a member in good standing with the Alabama and Mississippi bar associations.
Rep. Roby is married to Riley Roby and they have two children, Margaret and George. The Robys are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where they are involved in various ministries.