On the last day before August recess, the U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Martha Roby‘s former Chief of Staff as the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Legislative Affairs.
As Hurricane Michael recovery efforts continue, we are gradually learning the full scale of damages portions of our district are facing. The setback for the agriculture industry is severe, to say the least. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, I traveled to the Wiregrass to see firsthand what some of our farmers are experiencing. The devastation is heartbreaking.
Hurricane Michael, the third most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall on the United States mainland, ravaged areas of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia on October 10th. While only early estimates are available at this point in time, it has been reported that more than 650,000 homes and businesses across the Southeast lost power, and 60,000 of those are in Alabama.
While the news of the day and partisan bickering often distract from the issue, it is important that we remember our nation is in the midst of an urgent public health epidemic that is ravaging virtually every community in this country. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been cut short by opioid addiction and abuse in recent years.
As a society, our children are perhaps the greatest, most precious responsibility given to us. They are vulnerable, innocent, and wholly dependent upon the adults surrounding them for protection. While horrible and unthinkable, the unfortunate reality is that not everyone takes this responsibility seriously, and there are even those who would do children harm.
Less than a year ago, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to simplify our complicated tax code and lower rates for all Americans. Thanks to tax reform and other pro-growth policies, our economy is booming. You don’t just have to take my word for it – here are some numbers from the month of August:
The farm bill is a critically important piece of legislation that sets agriculture policy in our country for about five years at a time, meaning every five years or so, it is Congress’ responsibility to craft and then ultimately pass a new – and hopefully improved – version to provide our farmers with the certainty they need.
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As the Air Force nears a decision on where to base the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., is making a final push to emphasize key advantages favoring Montgomery’s 187th Fighter Wing.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, joined 89 other Republicans Friday by opposing a bill that would raise the debt ceiling and extend the operation of the government through Dec. 8.
The bill passed the House by a wide margin, 316-90.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby said today she does not always agree with President Trump but praised the president's new plans for the war in Afghanistan, which Trump outlined in a televised address Monday night.
The City of Dothan/Houston County Emergency Operations Center welcomed U.S. Representative Martha Roby Monday as she visited the new facility.
Roby toured the facility and spoke with Dothan/Houston County Emergency Management Director Chris Judah.
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) Thursday announced her 2017 appointments to the United States service academies. Each year Rep. Roby nominates students from Alabama’s Second District to be considered for appointment to the United States Air Force, Naval, Military, and Merchant Marine Academies.
Common Core, an Obama-era education initiative that has concerned Alabamians for years, is losing its grip on Capitol Hill.
During an exchange with Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has pledged that her agency will refuse to unlawfully coerce states into adopting any curriculum, including Common Core standards.
A bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, that closes loopholes in the law protecting children from sexual abusers passed the House on Monday - legislation that the congresswoman said is needed to combat child sex tourism.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, joined 216 other House Republicans to vote in favor of a new Healthcare bill Thursday.
The bill now goes to the Senate, where its outcome is uncertain.
Below is a response Roby released on social media after the vote:
The Trump administration on Tuesday endorsed a bill by Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, that gives employees the option of using comp time instead of being paid overtime to help care for family members.