Representative Roby's Weekly Columns
November 28, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
These sanctions have been some of the most meaningful tools in bringing Iran and its ambitious weapons program to heel. Extending them for another ten years is the right decision.
November 18, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
There is no one more capable and qualified to serve our country as Attorney General than Senator Sessions.
November 16, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It has now been just a week since the 2016 election, which will certainly go down as one of the most consequential in modern American history. In the early morning hours when the race was finally called, I offered my sincere congratulations to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, and expressed how eager I was to get to work putting our country back on track.
November 4, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Farmers take great financial risk every time they put a crop in the field. Their ability to be successful is critical, not just for their own livelihoods, but for the benefit of our state and country.
October 28, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Late last week, FBI Director James Comey announced that his agents have begun analyzing new evidence in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private server to conduct government business during her time as Secretary of State.
October 21, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This past week I met with leaders from Alabama’s retail industry as they launched their “Shop Alabama” campaign – an effort to encourage consumers to shop at locally-owned or Alabama-based retailers. I was proud to lend my voice to this promotion, which supports thousands of home-grown Alabama businesses and the jobs they sustain.
October 14, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
National Manufacturing Day was this past week, making this a great time to highlight the strong manufacturing presence in our state and district. From automotive and aerospace to metals and medical, Alabama manufacturers are an economic engine for this state.
October 7, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It is increasingly clear that The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has actually made health care more expensive for many middle class families.
September 30, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
CAVHCS hospitals once ranked the worst in the country for delays in completing patient appointments. Today, the average wait time for completed appointments has been cut in half, from 16.29 days in April 2015 down to 8.54 last month. Much of the improvement can be can be attributed to the continued recruitment of key health care staff, from nurses and doctors to senior managers. I hope this momentum can continue, particularly in the area of mental health services, where a national shortage of professionals has made it difficult for VA to fill vacancies.
September 23, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As more details surface about the Obama Administration’s decision to pay Iran $1.7 billion in settlement money, arguments that it was anything less than an ill-conceived ransom deal are becoming pretty flimsy.