Representative Roby's Weekly Columns
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.
September 19, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Rep. Roby's recent column about an update on the budget, recognizing military families, and restricting regulations imposed by the National Labor Relations Board...
September 12, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Nearly two weeks ago, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman—the Al Qaeda leader who recently rose to replace Osama bin Laden—was killed, reportedly by U.S. forces in Pakistan
July 25, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
High-level negotiations between President Barrack Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) continue, but have not yet produced a final package. Negotiations are fluid, and members suggest different proposals each day. To meet the deadline, the House must consider legislation by July 28 to provide the Senate enough time to act. Such a tight deadline makes for an interesting week in Washington.
July 13, 2011 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
President Obama now seems to recognize that any increase in the federal debt limit will require significant reductions in future spending. This is good news for taxpayers. But the President’s repeated demand that Congress also approve revenue raisers—Washington’s codeword for new taxes—represents a misunderstanding of our budget problems and a misreading of the American people.
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.