Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

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November 18, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
There is no one more capable and qualified to serve our country as Attorney General than Senator Sessions.
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November 16, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It has now been just a week since the 2016 election, which will certainly go down as one of the most consequential in modern American history. In the early morning hours when the race was finally called, I offered my sincere congratulations to President-Elect Donald Trump and Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, and expressed how eager I was to get to work putting our country back on track.
November 4, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Farmers take great financial risk every time they put a crop in the field. Their ability to be successful is critical, not just for their own livelihoods, but for the benefit of our state and country.
October 28, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Late last week, FBI Director James Comey announced that his agents have begun analyzing new evidence in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private server to conduct government business during her time as Secretary of State.
October 21, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This past week I met with leaders from Alabama’s retail industry as they launched their “Shop Alabama” campaign – an effort to encourage consumers to shop at locally-owned or Alabama-based retailers. I was proud to lend my voice to this promotion, which supports thousands of home-grown Alabama businesses and the jobs they sustain.
October 14, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
National Manufacturing Day was this past week, making this a great time to highlight the strong manufacturing presence in our state and district. From automotive and aerospace to metals and medical, Alabama manufacturers are an economic engine for this state.
October 7, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It is increasingly clear that The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has actually made health care more expensive for many middle class families.
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October 3, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today announced that Emily Taylor now serves as Press Secretary in her Washington, D.C. office.
September 30, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
CAVHCS hospitals once ranked the worst in the country for delays in completing patient appointments. Today, the average wait time for completed appointments has been cut in half, from 16.29 days in April 2015 down to 8.54 last month. Much of the improvement can be can be attributed to the continued recruitment of key health care staff, from nurses and doctors to senior managers. I hope this momentum can continue, particularly in the area of mental health services, where a national shortage of professionals has made it difficult for VA to fill vacancies.
September 28, 2016 Press Release
Almost two years after the director of the Central Alabama Vertans Health Care System was fired for mismanagement, an Inspector General probe of paitent wait time manipulation and other misconduct within the system is ongoing. U.S. Representative Martha Roby, who recently met with officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, said amid all the positive improvements at CAVHCS, holding bad actors accountable is important.

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In The News

January 10, 2014 Representative Roby In The News

On Thursday, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) spoke in support of a House resolution that would bring legal action against the Administration of Barack H. Obama in an effort to rein in what the Congress considers to be executive overreaches.

January 9, 2014 Representative Roby In The News

In an effort to push back against Executive Branch overreaches, Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, today announced her support of a House resolution designed to bring legal action against the Obama Administration and compel the judicial branch to rein it in.

January 6, 2014 Representative Roby In The News

Why did VA hospitals restrict and in some cases ban volunteers from bringing holiday cheer to patients?

That’s the question Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) wants answered. He’s the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and he’s accusing the VA of disrespecting Christmas as well as censoring and obstructing volunteers bearing gifts and Christmas cards.

January 6, 2014 Representative Roby In The News

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a great holiday season and that you were able to spend time with family. The New Year provides a great time to reflect on the blessings of the past year and look forward to the opportunities of the next year with renewed vigor.

As we begin the new year, I wanted to share with you five major items that you will want to follow in 2014.

January 2, 2014 Representative Roby In The News

Jordan McLendon simply wanted to honor her late grandfather, who was a Vietnam veteran, by giving some Christmas gifts she made to local veterans at the Montgomery Veterans Affairs Hospital. After being denied the ability to share the gifts because the word "Christmas" was on the packaging, McClendon is finding support from a U.S.

January 2, 2014 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, today asked the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to explain any policies that could have barred an Alabama woman from passing out Christmas gift bags and cards to patients at a Montgomery hospital.

After a similar incident in Texas recently, the VA said there was no such policy and there had been a misunderstanding.

January 2, 2014 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby announced Tuesday that Frances Spurlin, who currently serves as a constituent services representative in her Andalusia office, will be retiring after 27 years of service to Alabama’s Second Congressional District.

December 29, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

A cut to military retirement pay in the budget signed Thursday by President Obama has already triggered such a backlash that Congress may vote in January to toss it out.

December 19, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

Just one day after the Senate's passage of a two-year budget agreement, Montgomery Republican Martha Roby is joining with other representatives to try and change one of its most controversial provisions.

December 19, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby and Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick are attempting to revive an effort to prevent cuts to military retirement benefits by closing a loophole that has allowed illegal immigrants to unlawfully obtain welfare benefits.

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