Federal Regulations

Unilateral regulatory action by executive branch agencies should not hinder economic growth and place undue burden on businesses. Any new regulations should have the public interest in mind and feedback from interested parties. I strongly support legislation that reduces or consolidates the number of existing regulations, and I believe all rules that will seriously impact the economy should have a cost estimate attached and go before Congress for approval.

One of my top priorities in Congress is stopping this so-called "backdoor legislating" in which government agencies like the EPA decide to single-handedly impose new, aggressive regulations. Our Constitution separates the powers of government among the three branches and sets up a system of checks and balances to ensure the people – not the government – are ultimately in charge.

Our laws have legitimacy because they are passed by representatives elected by and accountable to the people. That system is undermined when career bureaucrats in federal agencies are allowed to impose unilateral, binding regulations.

More on Federal Regulations

April 3, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The state of Alabama late this week surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and the United States exceeded 265,000 cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases globally on Friday officially passed 1 million. It is evident that the virus is continuing to accelerate across our state and local communities. During these uncertain times, it is imperative that leaders on all levels make each decision with the well-being of all Americans at the forefront of those choices. It is equally as important that our citizens heed the advice of government officials. As our nation continues to work toward combatting this unprecedented pandemic, the health and safety of our people is a top priority now more than ever.
March 6, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Counterfeit products directly impact not only brands but consumers as well. The circulation of these products poses serious threats to Americans’ public health and safety. Consumer lives are at risk due to the sale of these dangerous products, and it is our job as Members of Congress to create accountability for these online platforms in order to prevent counterfeit products from entering American homes. E-commerce platforms must take fraud seriously and remain accountable for any fake goods sold on their sites. We must do what we can to help combat the sale of these harmful products.
February 14, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Throughout the years, advancements in technology have altered and changed the world we live in. Talented and bright minds are constantly pitching new ideas in industries all across the board, but it is the ability to protect these intangible creations that gives them their value. As technology has changed over time, so have the policies that protect these notable developments. With technological progression comes a more complex legal environment for businesses and organizations. It’s critical that strong protections are in place to safeguard the innovative ideas of the American people, ultimately stimulating innovation, fueling economic growth, and building stronger communities.
January 17, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As the dynamics of the workplace have changed over time, our policies that govern the workplace have not adapted to keep up with these changes. I am proud to again introduce the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2020. This piece of legislation offers compensatory time, or “comp time,” benefits in lieu of cash wages for overtime, allowing private sector workers the same opportunity that currently exists in the public sector.
October 25, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The ability to understand if information is fraudulent or real is becoming ever more difficult to immediately recognize. This month is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and there are so many fraudulent scams that we all must stay alert against.
May 28, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Representative Martha Roby visited in Brundidge with Mayor Isabell Boyd and constituents Tuesday morning before visiting Bell Helicopter in Ozark.
August 27, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column

Throughout the eight long years of the Obama Administration, Alabamians suffered under an overly-empowered regulatory state that burdened hardworking men and women and their businesses with countless harmful federal regulations. This type of overreach was seen across the many federal agencies, but perhaps none more blatantly than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). I am very pleased that over the last year and a half, our unified Republican government has worked to dismantle this Obama-era regulatory regime.

April 20, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I am proud to share some exciting news for Alabama’s farmers: The House Agriculture Committee has approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, more commonly known as the farm bill.
April 11, 2018 Press Release
“The Music Modernization Act is a critically important step towards finally bringing music licensing into the 21st Century."
January 24, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
“I do want to share with you some successes of the past year – legislative successes that you won’t hear on the news because they don’t want to talk about the good things that have happened and then tell you about some of my priorities for 2018,” she said.