Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Defense and National Security

I am proud to serve a congressional district that is home to two of our nation’s finest military installations. I know the importance of providing the brave men and women of our military with the best resources possible to ensure they are fit for whatever challenges they may face. I will continue to fight for sufficient military funding to secure the security of our nation.

I have the distinct honor of sitting on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which is responsible for crafting military spending plans. I take this responsibility very seriously, and I will always work to ensure that Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and Ft. Rucker remain strong components in our national defense infrastructure.

Each year I have served in Congress I have opposed proposals that drastically and unfairly cut military spending, including pay that members of the armed services and their families depend on. Instead, I have worked with my colleagues to build support for strong military funding that properly provides for those who serve and have served in uniform.

More on Defense and National Security

January 5, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Despite what you may see when you turn on cable news, there is a lot for us to be proud of in our country right now. We’ve seen tremendous economic growth and our tax reform overhaul brought some great news to families around the country this holiday season.
December 22, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It’s official: The F-35 is coming to Alabama!
December 21, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today confirmed that the Alabama National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing has been selected for the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter mission.
October 20, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
While we cannot control what happens on the other side of the Capitol, the House will remain focused on keeping our promises.
September 29, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Whatever the outcome of the F-35 decision, I can confidently say that we gave it everything we had and left it all on the field.
September 28, 2017 Press Release
As the Air Force nears a decision on where to base the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, U.S. Representative Roby (R-Ala.) is making a final push to emphasize key advantages favoring Montgomery’s 187th Fighter Wing.
September 24, 2017 Representative Roby In The News

As the Air Force nears a decision on where to base the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., is making a final push to emphasize key advantages favoring Montgomery’s 187th Fighter Wing.

The wing was selected as one of the top five sites to be considered for the new F-35 Lightning II jet to replace their retiring aircraft.

September 14, 2017 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed an appropriations package that fully funds government operations for the next fiscal year.
August 23, 2017 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby said today she does not always agree with President Trump but praised the president's new plans for the war in Afghanistan, which Trump outlined in a televised address Monday night.

August 11, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
A lot can change from week to week, so I wanted to share an update on the situation with North Korea. Tensions have escalated further since my recent column outlining the challenges this threat poses.