Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

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July 29, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The United States government was formed around the fundamental principle of balanced powers divided among separate co-equal branches. The Constitution spells out the various authorities and responsibilities of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches, arranging a system of “checks and balances” to ensure no one branch becomes too powerful. This system is intended to “secure the blessings of liberty” and ensure that our republic truly operates by the consent of the governed.
July 22, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Oftentimes truly changing public policy for the better requires not only improving the law but also careful oversight in order to ensure proper implementation of that law. You may remember that late last year we scored a significant legislative victory by getting the strong “state authority” provisions I championed for almost three years included in the long-overdue replacement to the “No Child Left Behind” education law.
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July 15, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I can now confirm that no illegal immigrant minors will be sent to Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery or any other Alabama military facility this year.
July 15, 2016 Press Release
After hearing concerns from local school officials over how the nation’s new education law is begin implemented, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is asking Alabama state leaders to help her hold federal officials accountable.
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July 14, 2016 Press Release
While Roby previously had unofficial assurance that Maxwell-Gunter would not be used to house the detainees, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided official notice today that the base was removed from consideration.
July 8, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Congress took big steps this past week toward enacting legislation critical to addressing a few key national issues: the opioid epidemic and gaps in mental health services.
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July 8, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today made the following comments in response to the tragic shooting in Dallas that killed five police officers and wounded seven other officers along with two civilians.
July 1, 2016 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Select Committee on Benghazi released its much-anticipated report last week, documenting through more than 800 pages a better understanding of what happened leading up to, during and after the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks that killed four Americans: Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The report contains a substantial amount of new information that reveals a much clearer picture about Benghazi and changes our understanding about the government’s mishandling of the attacks. As a Member of the Select Committee, I encourage everyone to read the report for themselves online at www.Benghazi.House.gov.
June 28, 2016 Press Release
The Select Committee on Benghazi released its much-anticipated report Tuesday, documenting through more than 800 pages a better understanding of what happened leading up to, during and after the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador in Libya.
June 27, 2016 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby today expressed disappointment over a Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas law seeking to protect women from unsafe abortion clinics.
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In The News

December 6, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.

December 5, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.

December 5, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.

December 5, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.

December 4, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.

December 4, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.
 

December 4, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.

December 4, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.

December 4, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, announced today what had been rumored for weeks -- that she would be joining the House Appropriations Committee. 

November 25, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

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.

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