Representative Roby's Weekly Columns
February 10, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This Farm Bill institutes efforts to help food stamp recipients secure employment through job training and other services. It seeks to eliminate fraud and abuse, including closing a loophole that allowed states to game the system and artificially increase benefit levels. The bill also includes a provision I personally championed to require the use of E-Verify to prevent illegal immigrants from fraudulently receiving food stamp benefits
February 3, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
If you tuned into the State of the Union address on Tuesday, you heard yet another lofty speech full of nice-sounding promises from President Obama. Few will deny that he is a talented speaker, but too often his rhetoric doesn’t match reality.
September 11, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Every August Congress adjourns to allow members to travel back to their home districts and meet with constituents about the issues facing the nation. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this time I have with you. I cannot accurately represent Alabama’s Second Congressional District without hearing firsthand the concerns and priorities of the people who live and work here.
May 22, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Meeting with key Air Force Leaders in support of the 908th and much more in my weekly column.
May 7, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Launching a redesigned web site, information on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, and my questioning with Secretary Sebelius in this week's column.
April 5, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Information on the ongoing budget debate and an update on committee hearings can be found in this week's column.
March 27, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
My thoughts on the Health Care Law, details on the war in Afghanistan, and much more can be found in this week's column.
March 20, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
See how House Republicans are working on job creation and an update on my recent "Meet with Martha" event in Elmore in this week's column.
March 5, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
During ongoing military budget debates last week, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) held a hearing discussing the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Air Force.