Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama


Latest News

September 23, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As more details surface about the Obama Administration’s decision to pay Iran $1.7 billion in settlement money, arguments that it was anything less than an ill-conceived ransom deal are becoming pretty flimsy.
September 16, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
One of my top priorities in Congress is reining in so-called “backdoor legislating,” which happens when federal agencies issue sweeping rules and regulations beyond their appropriate authority. To be sure, federal regulations are nothing new. Over the years Congress has seen fit to delegate rulemaking responsibilities to various agencies to deal with specific issues and allow for a more responsive government. However, I believe some agencies have taken this authority too far, growing into what many call the “fourth branch” of government.
September 14, 2016 Press Release
H.R. 5620, The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act, would allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs more flexibility to fire, demote or otherwise punish mid-to-lower level employees for misconduct or poor performance. Currently, stricter accountability measures only apply to senior managers and not rank-and-file employees.
September 9, 2016 Press Release
As the Air Force moves closer to selecting bases for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) said she continues to advocate for the 187th Fighter Wing to field the next-generation program at its Dannelly Field headquarters in Montgomery.
September 9, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Fielding state-of-the-art F-35 aircraft would no doubt be a feather in the cap for the 187th Fighter Wing, the Montgomery area and our state as a whole. As the Air Force moves through its evaluation and selection process, I will continue to advocate for the 187th, and I appreciate the support and partnership of my fellow Alabama Congressional Delegation colleagues in this effort.
September 2, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This past week I had the privilege of cutting the ribbon on one of Alabama’s new First Class Pre-K locations at the Montgomery YMCA Goodtimes Center. It was exciting to join local and state officials, teachers, education advocates, and, of course, students to celebrate more children gaining access to Alabama’s high-quality pre-kindergarten program.
August 29, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today celebrated Alabama’s continued success in early childhood education by joining local and state leaders to cut the ribbon for one of Alabama’s new First Class Pre-K locations.
August 26, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The new school year also serves as a reminder of the amazing work teachers, administrators and school support workers do to help educate our children. Too often their efforts and sacrifices go under-appreciated. So, as this school year begins, I want to say a special “thank you” to all the educators who work so hard to make sure students have the instruction they need for building knowledge and skills for the future.
August 19, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
House Republicans, led by Speaker Paul Ryan, have come forward with an agenda of forward-thinking policy measures meant to communicate clearly and directly with the American people our plan for the future. It’s called “A Better Way,” and it is our blueprint for using responsible, conservative policy ideas to restore a confident America.
August 5, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Zika threat is real and it is here. Critical legislation is one step (and about four Senate votes) away from the president’s desk. A public health crisis of this magnitude is no time to block emergency funding in the name of politics.


In The News

December 17, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

A panel discussion with Representative Martha Roby and Fort Rucker officials was held today. The main topic of concern was the future of army aviation in the midst of sequestration.

December 17, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

Predictability and flexibility.

That’s what top Fort Rucker and Army officials told members of Congress they need to ensure the future of Army aviation at a panel discussion held Tuesday on post.

December 14, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) will host the Chairman of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), for a visit to the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Fort Rucker on Tuesday, December 17.

December 13, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery applauded Thursday’s House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  Rep. Roby said that the bill ensures that the military will proper support in the coming year. The annual bill authorizes funding for military programs and sets policy for the Department of Defense.

December 13, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

Alabama's House delegation threw its full support behind the compromise version of this year's defense authorization bill, setting the stage for the measure to go before the Senate just before its end-of-year break.

December 10, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

With Alabama's offer to Boeing reportedly in the company's hands, the state's Congressional delegation is continuing its push to land the 777X production plant for Huntsville.

December 9, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

On Thursday, Representative Martha Roby's (R) from Montgomery office released quotes from officials and residents from across Alabama’s Second Congressional District reacting to the conservative congresswoman's move to the Appropriations Committee, which is charged with overseeing federal spending.

December 6, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

Local U.S. Representative Martha Roby accepted an assignment to the House Committee on Appropriations Dec. 4.

Roby said the position will be a challenging responsibility but one that provides a unique opportunity for Alabama's Second Congressional District.

December 6, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

Alabama’s Maxwell Air Force base will play host to one of the country’s top defense and intelligence leaders next week in House Armed Service Committee Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry.