Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said she was given a platform to be a stronger advocate for Alabama's military community, including being a booster of bringing the F-35A fighter jet to Montgomery, through her committee assignments in the new Congress.
Over the last month during the August district work period, I have had the opportunity to travel throughout Alabama’s Second District to meet with constituents, local leaders, and business owners. Having this time to hear firsthand from the people I represent is tremendously important, and I believe it enables me to better represent your views in Washington.
Throughout the eight long years of the Obama Administration, Alabamians suffered under an overly-empowered regulatory state that burdened hardworking men and women and their businesses with countless harmful federal regulations. This type of overreach was seen across the many federal agencies, but perhaps none more blatantly than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Each year, members of Congress take the month of August to spend time on the ground in their respective districts meeting with constituents and local leaders, visiting businesses and industries, and ultimately listening to the concerns of people at home.
It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down and most students are already back in school. As the mother of two school-aged children, I know firsthand how precious the summer months are and how quickly they always fly by. The Roby family is geared up and ready to take on another school year, and if you have children in school, I wish your family a happy and healthy school year, too.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated William Chandler, Bates Herrick, and Hunter McEntire, three students from Alabama’s Second Congressional District, for completing internships in her Washington, D.C., office.
As your representative in Congress, one of my top priorities is assisting the people of Alabama’s Second District with various issues that may arise with the federal government in addition to offering numerous other resources.
Last month’s jobs report showed that job openings are at a record high, confirming our country’s continued positive economic progress. For the first time since the year 2000, the number of job openings is larger than the number of people unemployed.
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Upon returning to Washington, D.C. this week, Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby has been meeting with top military leaders to discuss the future of Alabama’s military installations.
Legislation that would fund the purchase of helicopters at Fort Rucker, new gear for helicopters and improvements to the post’s elementary school has cleared another legislative hurdle, as the the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 passed the Senate Friday.
The motto of bureaucrats prepared to thwart reform and preserve the status quo, it has been wryly observed, is "This, too, shall pass." The strategy is to simply wait out reform efforts in the confidence that that they will fade away as inertia prevails and attention is turned elsewhere.
Patients at Veterans Administration hospitals in Montgomery and Tuskegee are receiving the worst treatment in the country, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby said.
In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, Roby, R-Montgomery, said that efforts to make improvements to the VA have slowed as attention has shifted from the issue.
WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Martha Roby took to the U.S. House floor Wednesday day to continue her push to give Veterans Affairs administrators the authority to come in and take over substandard VA facilities, after a year of revelations finding the agency has placed veterans on long wait lists for care.
WASHINGTON — A pro-life bill considered by Congress Wednesday has received the support of every Republican member of Alabama’s U.S. House delegation.
We were flying into Baghdad in a C-130 at the exact moment Martha Roby’s daughter was in the emergency room in Alabama. Margaret, almost 10, took a bad fall. Her arm was broken in two places.
The break was so severe that they decided to take her to the children’s hospital in Birmingham to put pins in her arm.
WASHINGTON — After a year of operations, the mostly secret work of the special House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks is fueling partisan rancor that threatens to bleed into the 2016 presidential election.