Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Introduces Resolution Honoring Alabama’s 200th Year of Statehood

November 19, 2019
Press Release

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today spoke on the House Floor highlighting the introduction of legislation that honors the bicentennial anniversary of Alabama’s statehood. Representatives Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Mike Rogers (R-AL), Mo Brooks (R-AL), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Gary Palmer (R-AL) joined Representative Roby in the endeavor to commemorate this important milestone in Alabama history.

“I am proud to lead the efforts alongside my colleagues in recognizing this exciting time for the state of Alabama,” Representative Roby said. “It is my greatest honor to serve the people of Alabama’s Second Congressional District, and I am especially privileged to do so during this memorable time in our state’s history. I look forward to joining all Alabamians in a year full of celebration and commemoration of our beloved state.”

H. Res. 711 recognizes the incorporation of Alabama as the twenty-second state of the Union on December 14, 1819. The resolution honors the 200th anniversary on December 14, 2019 and commemorates the achievements of the great state of Alabama.

The full text of Representative Roby’s speech is below.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to highlight an important time in Alabama’s history.

I am proud to lead the efforts, joined by my colleagues from Alabama, in introducing a resolution today which honors the 200th anniversary of Alabama’s statehood.

On December 14, 1819, Alabama was incorporated into the Union as the twenty-second state. December 14, 2019 will mark 200 years since the historical day of our state’s incorporation.

This is a monumental occasion in our state’s history, and we are looking forward to joining Alabamians in a year full of memorable celebration and commemoration of the bicentennial.

It is my greatest honor to represent and serve the people of Alabama’s Second Congressional District, which includes Montgomery, our state’s capital city.

Alabama is currently experiencing extreme economic development and job growth across the state, which makes this special time even more exciting for us all.

I join my colleagues in recognizing this milestone in our state’s history.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve the people of Alabama as we celebrate the birthday and history of the beloved state we all call home. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.

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