Representative Roby in the News
The Alabama congressional delegation met with Air Force officials over the planned retirement of C-130 aircraft. The aircraft are flown by the 908th Airlift Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base. The changes would leave the 908th without any planes - putting hundreds of jobs at risk.
This month, Dothan, Ala.-based Twitchell Corp. — a manufacturer of fibers, textiles and coatings used by global manufacturers of roller shades, pool and patio furniture, awnings and screens, contract interior products, geotextiles, safety products, automotive interiors and disposable operating room supplies; as well as the U.S. military — celebrates 90 years in business.
Troy University awarded approximately 750 degrees during two commencement ceremonies Friday. It is one of the university's largest graduating classes.
According to a release from the university, Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. awarded degrees to students from 26 states and 10 nations.
Last week during a congressional hearing on the president’s 2013 budget, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received a number of questions about the HHS mandate requiring all employers, including religious institutions, to provide contraception coverage.
Approximately 750 students earned degrees from Troy University Friday as two commencements were held in Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus to accommodate one of the largest graduating classes in the University's history.
This week, Rep. Martha Roby recognized both the winner and runner-up for the Second District 2012 Congressional Art Competition. In a ceremony at Booker T. Washington High School, Roby honored competition winner Markell Houser and competition runner-up Seon Jung Jang for their winning art pieces that they entered in the art competition.
U.S. Representative Martha Roby announced the launch of her newly designed congressional website that includes a number of groundbreaking features to make it even easier for area residents to communicate with their representative in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby recently provided an update on what's happing in Washington and how the House of Representative is working toward putting a restraint on government spending.
During an Enterprise Rotary Club meeting, Roby said efforts in Washington to pass an acceptable budget have been fruitless labors due to the Senate's lack of compromise.
Citing potential excruciating cuts, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby told Enterprise Rotary Club members Tuesday that she and other Alabama politicians are fighting to keep the military in tact.
Last year, Congress passed the Budget Control Act in order to help minimize deficit spending. As part of the bill, a joint committee was formed to determine how cuts should be made.
Families work within a budget, as do business owners and employers. A budget is a blueprint, or a roadmap, from which to navigate, measure, and regulate spending. In the absence of a budget, irresponsible and careless spending is easier to hide. This is unfortunately our present situation in Washington.