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.
January 10, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Human trafficking can take many forms, and it is hard to know the full scale of its impact. Even though it is a larger issue that is faced no matter the country you live in, there are ways in which we can take responsibility to tackle trafficking head on. It is crucial to be aware of what is going on around you in your community. If at any point you have information on a potential trafficking case or believe you have witnessed something questionable, act fast and immediately contact the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation at (334) 242-1142 or visit their website to file a report at https://www.alea.gov/sbi.
January 3, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It is hard to acknowledge that 2019 has come to an end, and a new year is upon us. Not only are we stepping into a new year, but we are moving into a new decade. We have seen a significant surge in development for Alabama, and the effects can be found as far as each corner of the state. With this new decade comes a fresh opportunity for greater growth and development across our state.
December 20, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, and it is easy to get caught up in all the responsibilities that come along with it. These obligations can be quick to distract us from the true meaning behind the Christmas season. With everything happening across our country and around the world, it is inevitable that our attention is focused elsewhere.
December 13, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 with a vote of 377-48. This annual bill authorizes the various military programs and defense activities in the Department of Defense. It does not provide budget authority, which will be provided in future legislation.
December 13, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) made comments this week during the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of H. Res. 755, the articles of impeachment against President Trump.
December 6, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
For many, December 14 will be just another day to cross off the calendar; it’s another day closer to the holidays and the new year. For Alabamians, it marks one of the greatest celebrations to date in the history of our state. On December 14, 1819, Alabama was incorporated into the Union as the nation’s twenty-second state. From North Alabama all the way down to the Wiregrass, Alabamians join together to commemorate the 200th anniversary of statehood to honor the beloved place we call home.
November 22, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It can be easy to lose sight of our blessings when our attention is focused on all that is happening across the country and around the world. As we congregate around tables full of delicious cooking and conversation with people we love, I hope that we all remember just how blessed we are.
November 19, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today spoke on the House Floor highlighting the introduction of legislation that honors the bicentennial anniversary of Alabama’s statehood. Representatives Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Mike Rogers (R-AL), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Gary Palmer (R-AL) joined Representative Roby in the endeavor to commemorate this important milestone in Alabama history.
November 15, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Congressional Art Competition is a unique opportunity to recognize the artistic talents of students from all over the country, including those in Alabama’s Second Congressional District. The winning artwork is displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for one year, and the exhibit includes the winning artwork from all participating congressional districts.
In The News
December 9, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby on Sunday was given the Alabama Farmers Federation’s highest honor – the Service to Agriculture Award – for “being a champion for farmers since she was first elected to Congress in 2010.”
November 26, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Alabama will have been a state for 200 years on December 14, 2019. Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) and the rest of the Alabama congressional delegation introduced a resolution in Congress marking this historical event.
November 19, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby on Tuesday introduced a resolution marking Alabama’s 200 years of statehood. The resolution, which was introduced on behalf of all members of the state’s congressional delegation, called attention to the bicentennial milestone that Alabama will celebrate next month.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) on Tuesday joined Alabama’s entire U.S. House delegation in honoring the Yellowhammer State’s upcoming bicentennial anniversary on the chamber floor.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02), a member of the House’s Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, on Thursday participated in a hearing regarding the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection’s failures at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
October 29, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Even though U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has announced she will not seek a sixth term, she vowed Monday evening to continue to serve Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District well in her final year. “Over the last nine years, I have put Alabama first,” she told leaders from several Wiregrass cities during a meeting at the Dothan Civic Center. “I remain committed to the fight until I cast my last vote in January 2021. I am here to serve you to the very last day in office.”
June 18, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Monday, Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) attended the Change of Command ceremony at Fort Rucker. Major General David J. Francis is the new Commanding General of USAACE and Fort Rucker.
Representative Martha Roby (AL-02) continues to make her staunch pro-life bonafides well known across the nation.
June 12, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Tuesday, U.S. Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, offered an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill, during the full committee markup, that would limit would prevent taxpayer funds from being spent on abortion in the District of Columbia.