Former Montgomery council member Martha Roby sworn in as new member of U.S. Congress
Recently elected Congresswoman and former Montgomery City Council member Martha Roby was sworn as a member of the 112th Congress on Wednesday, according to the Montgomery Advertiser today.
Roby's family watched at the ceremony as she was sworn in using the family Bible given as a gift from her grandmother to her parents on their wedding day, says the report.
The freshman congresswoman, who beat Democrat former Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright in the race for the seat, will serve on the Armed Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee.
"We're ready to go," Roby told the newspaper early Wednesday. "We're ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work. That's what the people elected me to do."
Roby has a website for constituents including the location of her district offices and other information. It also provides a daily calendar of House and committee actions.
Today, Roby and the rest of the U.S. House will hear a reading of the U.S. Constitution's seven articles and 27 amendments.
Republicans, the AP reports, have made strict adherence to the Constitution a key tenet of their effort to reduce the size of the federal government.
Also today, the House considers a 5 percent cut in the budgets of its leaders, rank-and-file members and committee offices. It would save $35 million over the next nine months.
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