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There is a long tradition of the U.S. Rep. from the 2nd District of Alabama serving on the both the House Armed Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee, in keeping with two of the largest interests in the area.
Two Alabama lawmakers are among those calling on the Labor Department to exempt some operations on military bases, including fast food operators, from recent changes to minimum wage regulations.
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) will visit Andalusia tomorrow as part of a “District Work Week.”
Rep. Roby will speak at a lunch meeting of the Andalusia Rotary Club at noon. Rep. Roby will discuss ongoing efforts to keep federal agencies accountable, as well as work to enhance career and technical education (CTE) for students preparing for the workforce.
Seven seconds may not seem like a long time to some, but for a military pilot who has just lost sight of his control tower, it’s all the time he needs for something to go terribly wrong.
Are unions trying to invade the South?
That was the hotly-debated question on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News program on Thursday night.
A bill that would increase funding for veterans programs and military infrastructure by $1.5 billion was approved by the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday, said a news release from U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery).
The bill would appropriate $71.5 billion for fiscal year 2015.
A bill funding veterans affairs and military construction projects passed the House Appropriations Committee today, setting up a full vote on the measure which includes a variety of healthcare and infrastructure initiatives.
On Wednesday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) laid out an argument that this administration is using the inspection powers of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to target non-union plants in South at far more disproportionate rate than anywhere else in the country.
Alabama representative Martha Roby, a Republican from Montgomery, is concerned that the U.S. Department of Labor is targeting Southern vehicle and auto-parts manufacturers because of their failure to unionize.
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez should apologize for questioning the safety of the Hyundai auto plant in Montgomery, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby said.
The Montgomery Republican said Perez wrongly suggested the plant was unsafe for workers during testimony Wednesday about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the federal agency responsible for workplace safety.