Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

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June 13, 2017 Press Release
The terrible history of negligence, abuse, and even criminal activity within the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) make it the “poster child” for the need to overhaul accountability standards within the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) said today.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today spoke in favor of legislation that would level the playing field for community banks and credit unions and the small businesses and farmers who depend on them.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today responded to the announcement that former Central Alabama VA Director James Talton is no longer employed by the Alabama Department of Public Health.
June 7, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today questioned Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) aggressive tactics to enforce workplace safety rules.
June 5, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today applauded action taken by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to modernize its electronic patient record system in order to improve and streamline health care for veterans.
June 2, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Our country took a collective pause on Memorial Day to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
June 1, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today announced her 2017 appointments to the United States service academies.
May 26, 2017 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
It’s official – there will be no more attempts by the U.S. Department of Education to coerce states into adopting its preferred policies, standards, and curriculum, including Common Core.
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May 25, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) reacted to a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) report revealing that the State of Alabama saw the nation’s highest premium increase since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
May 23, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of her bill to combat the sexual exploitation of children in the United States and abroad.

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In The News

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.

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.

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