Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby: Alabama’s Second District has 13th Largest Retired Military Population in the Nation

March 7, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today spoke on the House floor and shared the news that according to the most recent federal statistics Alabama’s Second District has the thirteenth largest population of military retirees in the nation.

Representative Roby said she is glad that so many retired service members choose to live in her home district, and she took responsibility for ensuring that these military retirees receive the care they deserve.

“To the 16,000 retired military personnel who call Alabama’s Second District home: I join our state and community in thanking you for your service to our great country. We thank you for sacrificing on our behalf. Now, let us care for you – that starts with making sure our veterans are receiving the care they were promised when they signed up to put their lives on the line for this nation.

“My staff and I work for you. We are grateful for you. And as the representative for Alabama’s Second District, I am here to fight for you.”

The full text of Representative Roby’s remarks as prepared is below.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to share the news I recently received that Alabama’s Second District has the thirteenth largest population of military retirees in the nation.

It goes without saying that this is significant.

At the end of last year, there were more than 16,000 military retirees living in Alabama’s Second District.

Mr. Speaker, while I am glad these retired service members chose us, we are truly honored to have them. And as their neighbors, it is our job to make sure they feel at home, welcome, and most of all – appreciated.

To the 16,000 retired military personnel who call Alabama’s Second District home: I join our state and community in thanking you for your service to our great country.

Thank you for sacrificing on our behalf. Now let us care for you.

That starts with making our veterans receive the care they were promised when they signed up to put their lives on the line for this nation.

If you are a veteran who needs any kind of casework assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration, or other federal agency, please contact one of my offices right now. Don’t put this off.

My staff and I work for you. We are grateful for you. And as the representative for Alabama’s Second District, I am here to fight for you.

Thank you. I yield back.