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The 908th Airlift Wing, Alabama’s only Air Force Reserve unit will celebrate its 50th year of service to the country on Saturday.
Lt Governor Kay Ivey and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange are slated to attend the festivities Saturday evening at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Montgomery.
A high-ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee will be in Montgomery on Monday to tour Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex.
The military community in Montgomery hopes the visit by Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, vice chairman of the committee, will help insulate the base against future budget cuts as the Pentagon downsizes over the next several years.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, who represents Covington County as part of Alabama’s Second Congressional District, on Wednesday accepted an assignment to the House Committee on Appropriations.
Republican Rep. Martha Roby was named to the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, continuing Alabama’s long history of having multiple members on the influential panel that decides where federal taxpayer money is spent.
Three weeks ago, and thanks mainly to the seniority system, an unusual midyear rearrangement of the House Appropriations power structure produced promotions for a quartet of relatively moderate and old-school Republicans.
Three new Republicans on Wednesday were named to the powerful House Appropriations Committee ahead of work on a possible omnibus spending package for fiscal 2014.
Yellowhammer was the first to break the news last month that Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, was close to being appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, and today it became official.
Second-term U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, has been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, recognized as one of the “power committees” in Congress because it is responsible for assigning specific expenditures of money by the government.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, announced today what had been rumored for weeks -- that she would be joining the House Appropriations Committee.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, appears headed for a slot on the influential House Appropriations Committee.
The appointment would be a plum assignment for the second-term congresswoman.