Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

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February 11, 2014 Roby in the News
Administration officials should have anticipated the terrorist threat to the American consulate in Benghazi before it was attacked in 2012, according to a Republican analysis released Tuesday.
February 11, 2014 Roby in the News
Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee blame the White House for failing to provide sufficient security to defend a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, and that the administration quickly knew the violence was a terrorist attack.
February 11, 2014 Press Release
A "woefully unprepared" military exacerbated by a "striking" failure by top security officials in Washington to communicate with commanders in-theater left U.S. forces incapable of responding.
February 10, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Ronda Walker upon her appointment to the Montgomery County Commission.
February 10, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This Farm Bill institutes efforts to help food stamp recipients secure employment through job training and other services. It seeks to eliminate fraud and abuse, including closing a loophole that allowed states to game the system and artificially increase benefit levels. The bill also includes a provision I personally championed to require the use of E-Verify to prevent illegal immigrants from fraudulently receiving food stamp benefits
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February 6, 2014 Roby in the News
The Obama administration is urging Congress to quickly move to increase the nation's borrowing authority to avoid default, but Alabama's lawmakers say they want meaningful spending cuts or policy concessions first.
February 4, 2014 Press Release
A new, reform-driven Farm Bill passed the U.S. Senate today, sending the bill on to the White House for the President’s signature.
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February 4, 2014 Roby in the News
The U.S. Senate passed a new farm bill that will save taxpayers more than $23 billion over the life of the bill. The bill has been sent to President Obama, who is expected to sign the bill in to law on Friday.
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February 4, 2014 Roby in the News
A new, reform-driven Farm Bill passed the U.S. Senate today, sending the bill on to the White House for the President’s signature.
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February 3, 2014 Roby in the News
On Sunday, February 2 U.S. Representative Martha Roby joined colleagues in delivering this week’s Republican Address to the Nation.

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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 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.

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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.

May 11, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Approximately 750 students earned degrees from Troy University Friday as two commencements were held in Sartain Hall on the Troy Campus to accommodate one of the largest graduating classes in the University's history.

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May 4, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

This week, Rep. Martha Roby recognized both the winner and runner-up for the Second District 2012 Congressional Art Competition. In a ceremony at Booker T. Washington High School, Roby honored competition winner Markell Houser and competition runner-up Seon Jung Jang for their winning art pieces that they entered in the art competition.

May 4, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Representative Martha Roby announced the launch of her newly designed congressional website that includes a number of groundbreaking features to make it even easier for area residents to communicate with their representative in Congress.
 

May 4, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby recently provided an update on what's happing in Washington and how the House of Representative is working toward putting a restraint on government spending.

During an Enterprise Rotary Club meeting, Roby said efforts in Washington to pass an acceptable budget have been fruitless labors due to the Senate's lack of compromise.

May 1, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Citing potential excruciating cuts, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby told Enterprise Rotary Club members Tuesday that she and other Alabama politicians are fighting to keep the military in tact.

Last year, Congress passed the Budget Control Act in order to help minimize deficit spending. As part of the bill, a joint committee was formed to determine how cuts should be made.

April 10, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Families work within a budget, as do business owners and employers. A budget is a blueprint, or a roadmap, from which to navigate, measure, and regulate spending. In the absence of a budget, irresponsible and careless spending is easier to hide. This is unfortunately our present situation in Washington.

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