Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Representative Roby's Weekly Columns

June 21, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
During my travels through the Second Congressional District two weeks ago, I heard from many I represent about how Washington is in the way of job growth. Americans are weary of the ever-growing size and scope of government. Federal regulations imposed by the administration are overwhelming the potential for growth, improvement and jobs in our local areas.
June 14, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
In a crucial vote to change the course of spending in Washington, I recently opposed legislation that would increase the national debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. Over the past several years, Democrats have increased discretionary spending 24 percent adding an additional $4.5 trillion in the national debt. All the while, the American public has sat helplessly on the sidelines watching the Democrats in Washington drive our debt to historic levels.
May 6, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Our country received news late Sunday night that the leader of Al-Qaeda and the mastermind behind the tragic 9-11 terrorist attacks has fallen. Osama bin Laden was killed during a raid planned and carried out by U.S. Special Forces. The news will forever remain a tremendous moment in our history. Nearly a decade has passed since bin Laden breached our country’s security attacking our soil on 9-11.
April 19, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Last week, House Republicans passed the largest reduction in federal spending in our nation’s history. The Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Resolution approved by Congress reduces spending by nearly $40 billion. Importantly, it funds our troops at home and abroad, and it keeps the U.S. government open through the remainder of the year.
March 29, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Many of my constituents have expressed apprehension regarding the United States’ participation in military operations in Libya. I share their concern. It is clear that our military has once again performed with professionalism and precision, and has achieved the initial military objective of establishing a no-fly zone in a manner in which no other fighting force is capable.
March 21, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The people of the Second District sent me to Washington to make tough choices, and for the past several months, I have been working hard to fight spending and cut burdensome federal regulations. There is much more work to do.
March 8, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The people of the Second District sent me to Washington to make tough choices, and for the past several months, I have been working hard to fight spending and cut burdensome federal regulations. There is much more work to do.
February 28, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The implementation of a new voting calendar in the U.S. House of Representatives allows me to travel throughout the Second Congressional District every third week. My staff and I are taking full advantage of this opportunity. We have held nearly fifty meetings and events throughout the district in the first two workweeks, and each has provided me valuable time with my constituents to listen, discuss issues, and share thoughts and concerns.
February 14, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Last November, the American people sent a very clear message: our current course of more spending and more debt is unsustainable. Accordingly, the 112th Congress—especially its newest members—have both a mandate and a responsibility to restrain federal spending, reign in skyrocketing deficits, and adopt free market policies that put our country back on track to economic growth and job creation.
January 25, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Last week, I proudly voted in support of H.R. 2 to repeal the Healthcare Reform Act. The House of Representatives successfully passed the bill by a vote of 245-189. Throughout the district, my constituents have repeatedly told me that the health care reform bill—2,000 pages of costly and burdensome regulations—is limiting economic growth and preventing the creation of new jobs.

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