Representative Roby's Weekly Columns
February 27, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
America's education system needs to be reformed. The current federal limitations placed on teachers, parents, and students in local classrooms and schools are hindering academic success.
February 13, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The disorder surrounding the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate provides yet another example of why government-run health care is bad for America.
February 6, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Americans are disappointed with the dysfunction in Washingtonâ€”the people see politicians talking about budget savings and future spending cuts that never seem to materialize. Their frustration is justified...
January 30, 2012 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Right now, 27 House-passed, pro-growth, pro-jobs bills are sitting idle in the Senate. These bills are designed to help reduce government’s interference with the economy and create an environment that is...
December 9, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
While we should not back away from much-needed reductions in government spending, Congress must ensure that the automatic trigger does not jeopardize our military's ability to defend and protect America.
November 28, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Today we honor our military. We honor the heroes in our nation’s great history – men and women who embody the sacred ideals we hold dear. Heroes who, in the face of adversity, fought and served with honor and courage.
October 18, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
In a time of tense partisanship in Washington, one area of bipartisan agreement is that our education system too often fails our children and is in need of reform. Properly implementing that reform is critical. A quality education provides the springboard from which our children may pursue their highest dreams. Knowledge gained in the formative years establishes the foundation for a success in life. Only an effective education system will produce the strong workforce America needs to remain competitive in the global economy.
October 11, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
While recently working in the district, I spent a lot of time listening to job creators discuss the number of ways federal regulations stunt local job growth. Empty cubicles where employees once worked is a defining sign that our businesses are hurting. This problem is real. Our nation’s unemployment numbers are real, as are the unemployment numbers here in Alabama.
October 3, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As a Representative of the People’s House, the most important part of my job is to listen to you. My goal this week was facilitating discussions about the most pressing issue in America – job creation. I traveled the roads of Alabama’s Second Congressional District to listen to job creators about the challenges they face.