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May 29, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health has become a pressing issue, impacting tens of millions of people each year in the United States. Nearly one in five American adults live with mental health disorders and illnesses according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has surely heightened stress, fear, and anxiety for many Americans. During uncertain times like these, it is important to care for yourself and those close to you by focusing on mental health.
May 22, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This Memorial Day comes at an unprecedented time for our country. Americans for several weeks have dealt with the harsh reality of having to face major challenges accompanied by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At a time when the American people are suffering devastating loss and experiencing hardships, it is vital to remain united, hopeful, and grateful.
May 15, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As the American people have been under various stay-at-home and public health orders for the last few months, several states are beginning to move into the next phases of modified guidelines. Governor Kay Ivey last week announced Alabama’s amended Safer at Home guidelines which went into effect on May 11 at 5:00pm. While Alabamians begin to gradually return to the workplace, visit retail stores, and dine in at local restaurants, it is critical to continue to abide by the advice given by government leaders and public health officials.
May 8, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
These uncertain times have brought many challenges and changes in the lives of individuals and families around the world. I believe that with every obstacle comes an opportunity to grow. Although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, it has brought with it the unique chance to pause and truly be present, which is rare in today’s society. During this time of uncertainty, one important job undoubtedly continues – being a mother.
May 1, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
For the past several weeks, the people of Alabama participated in following a statewide public health order implemented by the Governor and public health officials as an effort to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This unprecedented order required individuals and families to make drastic lifestyle changes in order to adapt to these guidelines. The stay-at-home guidelines put in place by state officials highly prioritized the health and safety of all Alabamians and aimed to slow the spread of Coronavirus among Alabama’s communities. As the original stay-at-home order expired on April 30, Governor Kay Ivey announced a new set of guidelines that continue the implementation of critical mitigation practices while also taking a measured approach to reopen Alabama’s economy.
April 24, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As we approach the end of the month, the current directives and public health orders established to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will begin to change in some form. We must continue to follow all the regulations that are put in place. These orders prioritize the health and safety of all Alabamians and are an imperative part of the process in allowing us to return to more normal day-to-day routines and activities. Governor Kay Ivey implemented a statewide stay-at-home order earlier this month that is set to expire on Thursday, April 30. Please make sure you are knowledgeable about what these stay-at-home guidelines entail, as well as the social distancing guidelines issued by the Administration.
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April 17, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to sweep across the state of Alabama and the nation, there are several inspiring stories of Alabamians coming together to support those in need. Whether it be sewing personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals, delivering meals to the pandemic’s frontline workers, or making donations to those affected by COVID-19, the people of Alabama have certainly demonstrated a genuine care and concern for their neighbors.
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April 10, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
For the past several weeks, all the world’s focus has been distinctly turned to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This current health crisis and its effects have taken center stage globally, halting the everyday lives of billions. The outbreak and rapid spread of the Coronavirus has allowed uncertainty, worry, and stress to invade the lives of many. During this unprecedented time when a sense of fear is present, it is important that we have a source of hope. Although this year’s Easter holiday looks much different than those in the past, it arrives at the perfect time when many are seeking hope.
April 3, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The state of Alabama late this week surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and the United States exceeded 265,000 cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases globally on Friday officially passed 1 million. It is evident that the virus is continuing to accelerate across our state and local communities. During these uncertain times, it is imperative that leaders on all levels make each decision with the well-being of all Americans at the forefront of those choices. It is equally as important that our citizens heed the advice of government officials. As our nation continues to work toward combatting this unprecedented pandemic, the health and safety of our people is a top priority now more than ever.
March 27, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As communities across the state and country continue to provide assistance, it was imperative that Congress did its part to provide aid to Americans who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The House on Friday passed the CARES Act following the Senate’s passage of the bill on Wednesday night. This legislation brings immediate assistance to American healthcare workers, small businesses, industries, and families. The bill includes up to $1,200 per person, $2,400 per couple, and $500 per child in direct payments to qualified individuals, grants and loans to small businesses in assistance to meet payroll, rent, and other business expenses, and provides resources, materials, and medical supplies to hospitals and healthcare providers. The CARES Act also boosts unemployment insurance benefits and expands eligibility. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the state of Alabama is estimated to receive $1.9 billion to combat COVID-19. Congress has acted on behalf of the American people, and these resources will help with our recovery as we fight this virus and maintain our economic strength as a nation.
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May 28, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
At a Tuesday afternoon Ozark Kiwanis Club meeting, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby spoke to members during their weekly meeting offering updates about what she's doing in Washington.
May 28, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
“There’s a lot going on here that is really good,” Roby said after touring Bell's Ozark plant. “These are individuals who are supporting our warfighter. There’s a lot of opportunity for this facility and a lot of room for job growth.”
May 28, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) is frustrated about the length of time it is taking for the House to pass a disaster relief bill.
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May 14, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, proposed an a pro-Life amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee Fiscal Year 2020 funding bill during full committee markup Wednesday.
May 10, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) offered listeners an assessment of efforts to get disaster relief for those impacted by the storm.
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May 9, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) earlier this week marked her eighth consecutive year making a May trip abroad as a member of a bipartisan female congressional delegation to Afghanistan and Jordan to visit deployed U.S. service members.
March 6, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Representative Martha Roby (AL-2) continued her staunch advocacy this week for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program based at Montgomery’s Donnelly Field.
March 4, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Alabama, led a anti-abortion discussion at the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, where she discussed congressional efforts to combat what she called the Democrats’ radical abortion agenda.
February 28, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Healthcare for United States military veterans falls far short of its intended mission and there are deplorable examples in Alabama, said U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) during a Tuesday oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
February 28, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Representative Martha Roby (AL-2) led a pro-life discussion this week at the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., speaking about congressional efforts to combat Democrats’ “radical abortion agenda.”

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