Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

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May 9, 2014 Roby in the News
Alabama Rep. Martha Roby will serve on the special House committee created to investigate the 2012 attacks on the consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
May 9, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
There's an old saying that, in life, nothing is certain but death and taxes. It's true that paying taxes is a fact of life, one that ordinary Americans accept and dutifully take care of every year. We play by the rules when interacting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and if we step out of line there are consequences. So shouldn’t we demand the same accountability for those serving in the IRS?
May 8, 2014 Roby in the News
In 2010, conservative and libertarian Americans angered over passage of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) began organizing a political movement we now refer to as the Tea Party.
May 7, 2014 Press Release
Passage of legislation in the United States House of Representatives to hold former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress is important towards holding the Executive Branch accountable for its actions.
May 7, 2014 Roby in the News
Rep. Martha Roby told Yellowhammer News today that she believes Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, is the perfect person to lead the House select committee’s investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack that took place on Sept. 11, 2012.
May 6, 2014 Roby in the News
On Tuesday, the U.S. National Climate Assessment was released which stated that heat waves and wild storms caused by global warming will continue to get worst and more expensive.
May 6, 2014 Roby in the News
On Friday, May 2, Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery released a statement concerning the backlog situation at the Veterans Administration and efforts to correct the abusive system which has seen some veterans die.
May 2, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
There is no greater duty we have as a nation than to care for our veterans. Thousands of doctors, nurses, and public servants at the VA work hard to give veteran patients the best healthcare we can offer. But, too often, our system fails those it was created to help.
May 1, 2014 Roby in the News
The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed the 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriation bill Wednesday that includes additional VA oversight and funding to help clear the backlog of benefit cases.
April 30, 2014 Roby in the News
Alabama’s Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to grant Gov. Robert Bentley’s request for a federal emergency declaration in the wake of severe storms across the state.

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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

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 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.

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