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All eight Republicans in Alabama's congressional delegation opposed a measure Friday that would cut payroll taxes, extend unemployment benefits and prevent a decrease in the Medicare reimbursement rate for doctors, but also increase the federal deficit by billions of dollars.
Freshman lawmakers don’t usually make much noise on Capitol Hill. It’s more usual that they keep a low profile and get the lay of the land before getting out on a limb. Many of them hug the trunk their entire political careers.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions' proposal to eliminate accounting gimmicks in the federal budget process has languished in the Senate since last year so today he encouraged a group of House Republican freshmen to take the lead.
The House version of the Honest Budget Act was introduced by U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.
A group of 29 House Republicans announced Wednesday that they have introduced an anti-budget gimmick bill, a companion to a bill authored last year by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Me.).
The bill would force Congress to pass a budget resolution before annual appropriations bills can be passed.
The tweets from Rep. Martha Roby’s Twitter account come with the hashtag #noGimmicks.
Roby said the bill she introduced Monday will be a first step towards ending what she calls budget gimmicks that tout savings that really don’t exist.
Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-AL) was the special guest speaker today at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce’s membership luncheon in Dothan. Several hundred Chamber members and guests packed the ballroom of the Clarion Inn to hear Roby speak about the challenges facing the 112th Congress.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, praised today plans to open an additional 38 million acres for energy exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
Reactions from Alabama Congress members to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said President Barack Obama's speech was more about politics than leadership. In her prepared remarks, she said:
Unless a deal can be struck to fend off automatic cuts to national defense in 2013, the Wiregrass should be concerned about potential cuts at Fort Rucker, Rep. Martha Roby said Wednesday.
In real high school, superlatives are given to seniors, but in Congress, the freshmen are just so much more interesting. So here’s POLITICO’s look at the best and worst from the historic freshman Class of 2010.
1) Most likely to succeed: