Representative Roby's Weekly Columns
October 16, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This coming Thursday, October 22, my colleagues and I will be questioning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she appears before the Select Committee on Benghazi. Her testimony is needed to fill in critical holes in the story about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on a diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead, including our U.S. Ambassador.
October 9, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Good news: the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has halted an attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency to expand its reach into private lands by making small ponds, streams and ditches subject to federal regulations.
October 2, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Good news: the House of Representatives passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA is the annual bill that authorizes spending and policy for the entire military, including programs and efforts at installations in Alabama.
September 25, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Last week, I had the opportunity to go to Maxwell Air Force Base to visit with the Joint Flag Officer War-fighting Course at Air University. This course prepares one and two-star officers of all service branches for theater-level combat leadership. That means those who will command theaters one day come to Air University to receive broad instruction on strategic and operational leadership from top instructors, many of whom are battle-tested themselves.
September 18, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Not everyone is pro-life like I am, but those who are should not be forced to have their tax dollars fund an organization that aborts more than 350,000 unborn babies every year.
September 11, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It is hard to believe 14 years have passed since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our country. None of us will ever forget where we were that day 14 years ago and how it affected us. The world changed before our very eyes, and, in many ways, it won’t ever be the same.
September 4, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Among the most pressing issues facing Congress as we reconvene is a resolution to reject President Obama’s proposed agreement over Iran’s nuclear capabilities. I’ve discussed my thoughts about the deal as I’ve travelled throughout Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District the last few weeks and I’ve listened to the concerns expressed by those I represent.
August 28, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This past week marked one year since the director of the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHCS) was removed from his post when a pattern of gross mismanagement and systemic malfeasance was exposed. Weeks later he would become the first VA official in the country fired under our new VA accountability law.
August 21, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I’m glad the Congressional calendar allows me time in the month of August to travel around the 2nd District and visit with constituents. Listening to the cares and concerns of those I represent is a critical part of my job because it allows me to be a better voice for you in Washington.
August 14, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
By now you’ve heard the news that the U.S. Department of Justice is taking possession of the personal, secret server former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton used to conduct official email correspondence. Clinton’s decision to finally surrender the server to authorities comes in the wake of revelations that classified, “Top Secret” materials were indeed contained in emails on her private account, counter to her previous claims.