Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Shares August Update on House Floor

September 5, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today spoke on the House floor to share an update on her travels throughout Alabama’s Second Congressional District during the recent August district work period.

“Each year, members of Congress take the month of August to spend time on the ground in their respective districts meeting with constituents and local leaders, visiting businesses and industries, and ultimately listening to the concerns of the people at home,” said Representative Roby. “It is always a true joy to be back home visiting the various communities across Alabama’s Second District, and I look forward to more opportunities to learn from the people I represent.”

During the month of August, Representative Roby spent time in Montgomery, Ozark, Hartford, Geneva, Millbrook, Troy, Dothan, Fort Rucker, and Hope Hull.

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

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I rise today to share an update with the people I represent in Alabama on my travels during the August district work period. 

Each year, members of Congress take the month of August to spend time on the ground in their respective districts meeting with constituents and local leaders, visiting businesses and industries, and ultimately listening to the concerns of the people at home.

Having this opportunity to hear firsthand from the people who live and work in Alabama’s Second District is very important, and I believe it enables me to be a better representative of our shared priorities while I’m here in Washington.

It was a busy month! I was fortunate to spend time in Montgomery, Ozark, Hartford, Geneva, Millbrook, Troy, Dothan, Fort Rucker, and Hope Hull.

During my time in Montgomery, I met with Elmore County Commissioner Troy Stubbs, Alabama Farm Service Agency Director David McCurdy, leadership from Deatsville’s Ingram State Community College, members of the Alabama Association of School Boards, folks from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Fusion Center, and more.

Also, in Montgomery, I visited the Gift of Life Foundation’s office, toured the MOOseum at the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, spoke to the American Society of Civil Engineers at their lunch meeting, stopped by Sabel Steel for a visit, addressed the Squadron Officer School at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, toured Common Ground Ministries’ Mercy House facility, and more.

In Ozark, I paid a visit to Wayne Farms to tour their recently-opened feed mill.

In Hartford, I participated in a meeting about rural broadband development efforts with the Wiregrass Electric Cooperative.

In Geneva, I had the opportunity to tour the impressive, newly-completed career tech center, known as G-Tech.

In Millbrook, I was privileged to speak to the Millbrook-Coosada Kiwanis Club during their weekly lunch meeting.

In Troy, I visited Troy Cable to learn more about their upcoming projects and some of the issues they’ve recently been facing.

In Dothan, I spoke to the Wiregrass Chapter of the Associated General Contractors. We had a great discussion about a wide variety of topics, including efforts in Congress to revitalize our nation’s badly aging infrastructure.

I also visited the Dothan Behavioral Medicine Clinic where I received a briefing on the Clinicom technology that is used to diagnose mental illness. Mental health is an acute problem in this country, and I was pleased to learn more about their work.

I stopped by Fort Rucker to tour the aeromedical research laboratory. I talked with many employees there about the importance of Army Aviation to our national security and the innovation happening on-post right in the Second District.

I visited the Army Aviation support facility in Hope Hull for a briefing and an overview of their facility. While I was there, I enjoyed talking with General Gordon, Colonel Bass, and others.

Mr. Speaker, these are just some of the many productive, informative meetings I had during this August district work period. Now that the month is behind us, I would like to extend a sincere “thank you” to all the individuals, businesses, local officials, and others who hosted me and visited with me over the last several weeks.

It is always a true joy to be back home, visiting the various communities across Alabama’s Second District, and I look forward to more opportunities to learn from the people I represent.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I yield back.

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