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Reform-minded GOP legislators are nudging the GOP’s immigration debate towards a focus on American wage-earners, and away from a focus on companies’ demands for new workers.
Wrapping up a busy week for his pen and phone, President Obama on Saturday vowed to continue acting without Congress wherever possible and said he’ll find new partners outside Washington to help him.
On Thursday, House Republicans have released principles for immigration reform that may indicate that the House Republican leadership may be close to an agreement with Democrats on long stalled immigration reform. U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery said that she is closely monitoring the situation in Congress.
After two years of reverting to old policy, it is likely the Farm Bill will pass the United States Senate later this week.
The House of Representatives passed the bill 251-166 on Jan. 28, only a day after it was introduced.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, provided the following statement Thursday amid speculation that Congress may push an immigration reform proposal during this session:
The powerful House Appropriations Committee announced Wednesday that it has re-allocated membership in its subcommittees, bringing new faces and new priorities to crucial panels such as the one overseeing defense spending.
After two years of partisan deadlock, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive farm bill today that includes a basket full of programs, including funding for food stamps, foreign aid and subsidies for American farmers.
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery responded to President Barack H. Obama's (D) State of the Union address, saying that the President's lofty, campaign-style rhetoric doesn't match reality.
The following are official statements from Alabama's representatives following President Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday evening.
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)
Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor.