Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Representative Roby's Weekly Columns

January 30, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Super Bowl brings with it the largest underground human sex trafficking operations of the year. Last week, the House of Representatives voted on a series of bi-partisan bills to crack down on these atrocious crimes and to protect victims.
January 23, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Last week, President Obama spoke to Congress and the nation in his annual State of the Union Address. I had hoped to hear the president put forward an agenda of bi-partisan solutions Congress could work on together to move the country ahead. Unfortunately, for the most part, we heard the opposite: lofty ‘pie in the sky’ promises that sound good, but aren't realistic or serious.
January 16, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Having been in session only a couple of weeks, the 114th Congress has already set a tone of productivity and responsibility in meeting the needs of people across the nation. Representing Alabama’s Second District means some of my main priorities are protecting our military, creating good-paying and sustainable jobs, and lowering the costs of everyday needs like groceries and energy. Here are a few bills that we have passed in the House to provide solutions to these issues.
January 9, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The 114th Congress began this week, and House Republicans wasted no time addressing President Obama’s overreaching immigration actions. What the president has done is wrong and dangerous. That’s why on the first day of the session, I introduced legislation to use the “power of the purse” to block the president’s executive amnesty plans by prohibiting funds from being used to implement the orders.
January 5, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Rep. Roby details some of her priorities for the new Congress, including continuing to reform the VA, addressing President Obama's immigration action and providing proper funding for our military.
December 19, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Rep. Roby.
December 19, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This week, Congress passed a comprehensive Appropriations plan for 11 out of 12 titles, with a continuing resolution for Homeland Security. The plan brings the federal deficit to half what it was in 2010, slashes funding for the IRS by $345 million, prevents federal authorities from regulating farm ponds and irrigation ditches under the Clean Water Act and provides critical military funding, including for the new Lakota Helicopters to enhance the aviation training mission at Fort Rucker and for the Navy's Mobile-built Littoral Combat Ship and Joint- High Speed Vessel.
December 12, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Physical injuries are not the only ones endured in war. Many soldiers return home with wounds we cannot see. For some veterans, the psychological trauma endured on the battlefield affects them and their families long after the shots stop firing.
December 5, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
You’ve probably heard me talk before about the “squeeze” facing middle class families in this economy. A recent front page Wall Street Journal article laid out what is behind that squeeze - the combination of rising costs for basic needs and largely stagnant incomes.
November 24, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As President Obama was set to address the nation on his immigration plans, I had hoped he would commit to executing the law faithfully, just like he swore an oath to do as president. Instead, we heard the opposite.