July 3, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Fourth of July is one of America’s most celebrated holidays each year, honoring the birth of American independence dating back to 1776. Americans gather from state to state to participate in beloved traditions such as fireworks, parades, barbecues, and many more. With all that is happening across the country right now, I hope that we each stop and reflect on the meaning of this special day.
June 26, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Several states across the country have seen a surge in reported Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases over the past few weeks. On Thursday, June 25, the United States set a new single-day record for new Coronavirus cases, with state health departments reporting 39,327 cases. Over the past week, Alabama has seen the most troubling numbers to date. The Alabama Department of Health (ADPH) reported 1,129 new cases that same day, setting a record for the highest number of new cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began.
June 19, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As Americans have dealt with the hardships and consequences surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, visualizing a “back-to-normal” routine remains challenging for many. Although these times are unprecedented and the future is uncertain, life continues to carry on. In the midst of the pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is conducting the 2020 Census, marking the twenty-fourth time the country has counted the population since 1790.
June 15, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today announced the 2020 appointments to the United States service academies from Alabama’s Second District. Students from the Second District received appointments to the United States Air Force, Naval, and Military Academies.
June 12, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The American economic landscape has changed considerably over the past few months as Coronavirus (COVID-19) has extremely halted activity across the country. Several weeks have passed since Alabama’s economy slowly began to reopen following a phased approach with the amended Safer at Home public health order. The bold action taken by government and public health officials instructing all Alabamians to follow various stay-at-home orders during this time has certainly contributed to the mitigation of the virus and has helped to slow the spread. Although these practices prevented many from falling sick, Coronavirus remains a threat to the health and well-being of Alabamians and the American people.
June 8, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) congratulated Montgomery student Abby Baird upon being selected as the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in Alabama’s Second District. This year, Abby participated in a virtual meeting with Representative Roby due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
May 29, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As you may know, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health has become a pressing issue, impacting tens of millions of people each year in the United States. Nearly one in five American adults live with mental health disorders and illnesses according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has surely heightened stress, fear, and anxiety for many Americans. During uncertain times like these, it is important to care for yourself and those close to you by focusing on mental health.
May 22, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This Memorial Day comes at an unprecedented time for our country. Americans for several weeks have dealt with the harsh reality of having to face major challenges accompanied by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. At a time when the American people are suffering devastating loss and experiencing hardships, it is vital to remain united, hopeful, and grateful.
May 15, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As the American people have been under various stay-at-home and public health orders for the last few months, several states are beginning to move into the next phases of modified guidelines. Governor Kay Ivey last week announced Alabama’s amended Safer at Home guidelines which went into effect on May 11 at 5:00pm. While Alabamians begin to gradually return to the workplace, visit retail stores, and dine in at local restaurants, it is critical to continue to abide by the advice given by government leaders and public health officials.
May 8, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
These uncertain times have brought many challenges and changes in the lives of individuals and families around the world. I believe that with every obstacle comes an opportunity to grow. Although the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, it has brought with it the unique chance to pause and truly be present, which is rare in today’s society. During this time of uncertainty, one important job undoubtedly continues – being a mother.
In The News
February 26, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, on Tuesday invited Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to visit Alabama to visit the VA so that he could firsthand what is happening.
February 14, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2) Thursday spoke on the House floor to voice her staunch opposition to the recent pro-abortion efforts in New York and Virginia and to express her unwavering support for the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” a bill she is cosponsoring to protect infants who are born alive during failed abortion procedures.
February 13, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said that President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address included a call to action to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, a bill that Roby cosponsored.
February 1, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Representative Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, has announced that she will continue to serve on the House Appropriations and Judiciary Committees during the 116th Congress.
January 29, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
As announced Tuesday, Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1) will serve as the Workforce Protections Subcommittee’s ranking member through his membership on the Education and Labor Committee, while Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL-2) will be ranking member on the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
January 29, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Rep. Martha Roby, R-Alabama, said Friday her thoughts are with all those impacted by the tornado in Elmore County on Saturday.
January 25, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby took to the House floor today to encourage those taking part in Friday’s March for Life, which commemorates the 45th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision.
On Wednesday, Congresswoman Martha Roby (AL-2) spoke on the U.S. House floor to honor individuals in Elmore County who experienced devastating loss when a tornado struck Wetumpka this past Saturday.
Roby pledged to use her position as a member of Congress to promote pro-life policies and be an advocate for the unborn.
Representative Martha Roby (AL-2) spoke on the House floor Wednesday to commemorate the 2019 March for Life, which will take place in Washington, D.C. this Friday.