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The “Cut, Cap, and Balance Act” passed 234 to 190 in the U. S. House on Tuesday. The legislation would increase the nation's debt ceiling, but first requires congressional approval of a Balanced Budget Amendment. The bill would also cut $111 billion dollars in spending for FY 2012 and would cap spending at 19.9% of GDP.
The act is gaining support, from members of congress including second district Representative Martha Roby who says, local schools should dictate how they spend their money not Washington.
"This is the cry we hear, they need greater control over their education decisions," said Rep. Martha Roby, (R) District 2.
In a recent Agriculture Committee Hearing, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, questioned USDA administrators about the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and how agriculture programs can be streamlined to be more effective and efficient.
The hearing was another in a series of committee sessions preparing for a new farm bill.
Carri Johnson of Opelika has completed her congressional internship in U.S. Rep. Martha Roby’s Washington, D.C., office, in which Johnson helped with legislative and administrative duties. Johnson is currently a student attending Troy University. While serving, congressional interns observe and take part in the workings of the United States Congress.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., said she and other members of her party who now hold a majority in the House of Representatives have successfully “changed the conversation” in Washington since taking over in January.
“When we got there, all the talk was about how much we were spending,” she said. “Now it is on how much we are cutting.”
There's a delicate dance along the shoreline of Lake Eufaula, also known as Walter F. George Lake.
Red paint marks the dividing line between government land, controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers, and private land controlled by property owners.
A large group of farmers and landowners gathered at Cattleman Park Thursday afternoon for the 2012 Farm Bill listening forum conducted by U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., and Alabama Agriculture Commissioner John McMillian.
Roby is a member of the House Agriculture Committee.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby shoots straight from the hip.
She’s quick to say what can be done, what can’t be done, what needs to be done and what has to be done.
Roby told the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday that her first six months in Washington have been personally and politically rewarding and challenging.
Roby toured the DaVita Dialysis Center and listened to concerns facing the center and staff .
The congresswoman says hearing issues first hand helps her fight in Washington.
I write regarding a recent letter that mischaracterized the impact of the House-passed Republican budget on Medicare. The writer incorrectly claimed that the budget would “kill Medicare in ten years” and harm seniors over the age of 65.