Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama


Latest News

March 4, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today reacted to the release of President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, saying what the president submitted is completely out-of-touch with reality.
March 3, 2014 Roby in the News
Since World War II, U.S. military doctrine has been that the U.S. should have the capability to fight two wars in separate parts of the globe at the same time.
March 2, 2014 Roby in the News
Representative Martha Roby, a Republican, is speaking out about how she thinks the United States should deal with the situation in Ukraine, as that country teeters on the brink of war with Russia, after weeks of protest by Ukraine citizens.
February 28, 2014 Press Release
The Constitution calls on the United States Government to promote the general welfare as well as to provide for the common defense. We cannot allow one responsibility to continue to undermine the other.
February 28, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Last week, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel previewed some significant changes coming for our nation’s military. Though the details won’t be public until President Obama releases his proposed budget, we know the size and scope of our Armed Forces will be greatly reduced. In fact, under the President’s proposal, the Army would shrink to its pre-World War II size.
February 27, 2014 Roby in the News
Fort Rucker was specifically mentioned during a speech from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel regarding the 2015 budget plan that will be presented to Congress next week.
February 26, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) is speaking out against new, aggressive regulations proposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that seek to stifle the free speech of organizations.
February 25, 2014 Roby in the News
The Army by as many as 130,000 troops from its post-9/11 peak could certainly affect commerce in and around Fort Rucker, some of the post’s training fleet is scheduled to undergo a significant change.
February 24, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today reacted to proposed military changes outlined by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
February 24, 2014 Roby in the News
Alabama representatives are reacting following news that U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing a reduction of the Army to the smallest size it has been since World War II.


In The News

May 29, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Recent polls indicate that as few as one in ten Americans think Congress is doing a good job. The cause of that discontent is often rooted in a fundamental problem: the American people don’t trust what politicians tell them.

And why should they?

May 24, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Commencement exercises for the Elmore County High class of 2012 will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Burt Haynie Field in Eclectic.

There, 121 ECHS?students will accept diplomas. There are 35 students graduating with honors among that group, according to school guidance counselor Mark McGhee.

May 24, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Earlier this year, I led the Alabama Congressional delegation in a request to meet with Air Force leaders and discuss the proposed military spending cuts that may affect Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base. This request was a result of the force structure changes the Air Force announced early in 2012. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.

May 22, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Representative Martha Roby is presently on her way back from Afghanistan today, where she spent time with U.S. military forces in and around Kabul and Kandahar.

May 17, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Alabama's congressional delegation confronted Air Force leaders in a closed-door meeting Wednesday about plans to move seven C-130 transport planes from a Montgomery Air Force Reserve unit, a sign that impending cuts to the defense budget are starting to take their toll.

May 17, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

The Alabama congressional delegation met with Air Force officials over the planned retirement of C-130 aircraft.  The aircraft are flown by the 908th Airlift Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base.  The changes would leave the 908th without any planes - putting hundreds of jobs at risk.

May 17, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Alabama lawmakers met with top Air Force officials on Capitol Hill today to discuss the fate of C-130 cargo planes based in Montgomery.

May 15, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

This month, Dothan, Ala.-based Twitchell Corp. — a manufacturer of fibers, textiles and coatings used by global manufacturers of roller shades, pool and patio furniture, awnings and screens, contract interior products, geotextiles, safety products, automotive interiors and disposable operating room supplies; as well as the U.S. military — celebrates 90 years in business.

May 14, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Troy University awarded approximately 750 degrees during two commencement ceremonies Friday. It is one of the university's largest graduating classes.

According to a release from the university, Chancellor Jack Hawkins Jr. awarded degrees to students from 26 states and 10 nations.

May 13, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Last week during a congressional hearing on the president’s 2013 budget, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius received a number of questions about the HHS mandate requiring all employers, including religious institutions, to provide contraception coverage.