Roby in the News
The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System has stopped hiring medical support staff, part of an attempt by the national Veterans Affairs health system to deal with a $2.6 billion budget shortfall.
Legislation that would fund the purchase of helicopters at Fort Rucker, new gear for helicopters and improvements to the post’s elementary school has cleared another legislative hurdle, as the the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 passed the Senate Friday. The House and Senate must now agree to a version of the bill and the president must sign it.
The motto of bureaucrats prepared to thwart reform and preserve the status quo, it has been wryly observed, is "This, too, shall pass." The strategy is to simply wait out reform efforts in the confidence that that they will fade away as inertia prevails and attention is turned elsewhere. That must not be allowed to happen in the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. In a pointed speech on the House floor last week, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, noted Washington's "short attention span" on some issues. The VA system, and in particular the problem-plagued CAVHCS, can't be one of them.
Patients at Veterans Administration hospitals in Montgomery and Tuskegee are receiving the worst treatment in the country, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby said.
Congresswoman Martha Roby took to the U.S. House floor Wednesday day to continue her push to give Veterans Affairs administrators the authority to come in and take over substandard VA facilities, after a year of revelations finding the agency has placed veterans on long wait lists for care.
A pro-life bill considered by Congress Wednesday has received the support of every Republican member of Alabama’s U.S. House delegation.
A special Mother's Day column by Speaker John Boehner that tells the story of how, while in Baghdad on a Congressional Delegation to the Middle East, Rep. Roby's daughter fell and broke her arm back in Alabama.
After a year of operations, the mostly secret work of the special House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks is fueling partisan rancor that threatens to bleed into the 2016 presidential election.
After months of refusing, former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has reportedly agreed to testify before the Select Committee to Investigate the Benghazi terror attacks.