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May 1, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
For the past several weeks, the people of Alabama participated in following a statewide public health order implemented by the Governor and public health officials as an effort to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This unprecedented order required individuals and families to make drastic lifestyle changes in order to adapt to these guidelines. The stay-at-home guidelines put in place by state officials highly prioritized the health and safety of all Alabamians and aimed to slow the spread of Coronavirus among Alabama’s communities. As the original stay-at-home order expired on April 30, Governor Kay Ivey announced a new set of guidelines that continue the implementation of critical mitigation practices while also taking a measured approach to reopen Alabama’s economy.
April 24, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As we approach the end of the month, the current directives and public health orders established to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will begin to change in some form. We must continue to follow all the regulations that are put in place. These orders prioritize the health and safety of all Alabamians and are an imperative part of the process in allowing us to return to more normal day-to-day routines and activities. Governor Kay Ivey implemented a statewide stay-at-home order earlier this month that is set to expire on Thursday, April 30. Please make sure you are knowledgeable about what these stay-at-home guidelines entail, as well as the social distancing guidelines issued by the Administration.
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April 17, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to sweep across the state of Alabama and the nation, there are several inspiring stories of Alabamians coming together to support those in need. Whether it be sewing personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospitals, delivering meals to the pandemic’s frontline workers, or making donations to those affected by COVID-19, the people of Alabama have certainly demonstrated a genuine care and concern for their neighbors.
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April 10, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
For the past several weeks, all the world’s focus has been distinctly turned to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This current health crisis and its effects have taken center stage globally, halting the everyday lives of billions. The outbreak and rapid spread of the Coronavirus has allowed uncertainty, worry, and stress to invade the lives of many. During this unprecedented time when a sense of fear is present, it is important that we have a source of hope. Although this year’s Easter holiday looks much different than those in the past, it arrives at the perfect time when many are seeking hope.
April 3, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The state of Alabama late this week surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), and the United States exceeded 265,000 cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases globally on Friday officially passed 1 million. It is evident that the virus is continuing to accelerate across our state and local communities. During these uncertain times, it is imperative that leaders on all levels make each decision with the well-being of all Americans at the forefront of those choices. It is equally as important that our citizens heed the advice of government officials. As our nation continues to work toward combatting this unprecedented pandemic, the health and safety of our people is a top priority now more than ever.
March 27, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As communities across the state and country continue to provide assistance, it was imperative that Congress did its part to provide aid to Americans who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The House on Friday passed the CARES Act following the Senate’s passage of the bill on Wednesday night. This legislation brings immediate assistance to American healthcare workers, small businesses, industries, and families. The bill includes up to $1,200 per person, $2,400 per couple, and $500 per child in direct payments to qualified individuals, grants and loans to small businesses in assistance to meet payroll, rent, and other business expenses, and provides resources, materials, and medical supplies to hospitals and healthcare providers. The CARES Act also boosts unemployment insurance benefits and expands eligibility. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the state of Alabama is estimated to receive $1.9 billion to combat COVID-19. Congress has acted on behalf of the American people, and these resources will help with our recovery as we fight this virus and maintain our economic strength as a nation.
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March 20, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak has created a sense of uncertainty for many Americans during these unprecedented times. Although we are in the midst of an unfamiliar global pandemic, there is a sense of unity that is present. Over the past week, Americans have joined together to follow instruction and guidance given by local, state, and national leaders in hopes of reducing the spread of COVID-19. Our nation’s leaders and healthcare professionals are dedicating all their efforts to keeping the American people informed and as safe as possible. As I have stated before, I feel it is my responsibility as your representative in Congress to keep all of my constituents updated on the latest news surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.
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March 13, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
As our country moves forward with addressing the challenges associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), it is incumbent upon my office to provide the people of Alabama’s Second Congressional District with the most recent information surrounding COVID-19. Government agencies at the state and federal levels are working hard to ensure Americans are receiving this information. As there are many outlets to turn toward, it can become somewhat overwhelming when determining what advice to take in. As your Representative in the U.S. Congress, I feel it is my responsibility to keep you up-to-date with this ongoing situation. I have compiled below helpful information and resources for anyone with questions or concerns on COVID-19.
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March 6, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Counterfeit products directly impact not only brands but consumers as well. The circulation of these products poses serious threats to Americans’ public health and safety. Consumer lives are at risk due to the sale of these dangerous products, and it is our job as Members of Congress to create accountability for these online platforms in order to prevent counterfeit products from entering American homes. E-commerce platforms must take fraud seriously and remain accountable for any fake goods sold on their sites. We must do what we can to help combat the sale of these harmful products.
February 28, 2020 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Each summer, I am pleased to offer college students from Alabama’s Second District with congressional internship opportunities. My summer internship program is a competitive experience intended for students who have completed at least their undergraduate freshman year and are interested in learning about our nation’s Legislative Branch. With opportunities in my Washington, D.C., office and all three of my district offices located in Alabama, students are provided a unique experience to observe the daily operations of a congressional office.
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In The News

January 11, 2019 Representative Roby In The News
On Thursday, Representative Martha Roby (AL-2) spoke on the House floor to underscore the severity of the situation at the southern border, saying, “We are in the midst of a real crisis, and we must act now.”
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November 16, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
On Thursday, Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep Martha Roby took to the House floor to discuss the devastation to the counties in Alabama’s Second District that were impacted by the storm.
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November 16, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
Farmers are still struggling and that's why U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan came down to assess Hurricane Michael damages and discuss the road to recovery with local farmers.
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November 16, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated five Alabama counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas. The primary counties include: Barbour, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties.
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November 16, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue stopped in Alabama to survey the agricultural impact resulting from damage due to Hurricane Michael last month.
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November 15, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2) took to the floor of the United States House of Representatives on Thursday to discuss the counties in southeast Alabama that were devastated by Hurricane Michael last month, especially recognizing the area’s agriculture community and encouraging those who still need recovery assistance to contact her offices.
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October 17, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
Roby told Yellowhammer News on Monday there were different government agencies with which to coordinate the disaster response, and she vowed to do so in her role representing the state’s second congressional district.
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October 17, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) is urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to declare portions of the Wiregrass as agriculture disaster areas in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
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September 28, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new bill to strengthen the laws against child sex crimes Tuesday.
September 28, 2018 Representative Roby In The News
America’s children are one step closer to being a littler safer after a bill sponsored by Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby passed the House on Tuesday.

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