Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

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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.
February 24, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Last year the nation was shocked by reports that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was improperly targeting groups based on political beliefs. You may remember that a group from our area – the Wetumpka Tea Party – was one of the groups singled out.
February 19, 2014 Roby in the News
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Major General Kevin Mangum upon his nomination for promotion within the Army ranks and thanked him for his leadership at Fort Rucker over the past two years.
February 18, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Major General Kevin Mangum upon his nomination for promotion within the Army ranks and thanked him for his leadership at Fort Rucker over the past two years.

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August 30, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, told the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce this morning that she believed federal spending cuts would lead to job creation.

August 26, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

Congresswoman Martha Roby Wednesday told members of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees she is not concerned with reelection when making decisions in the nation’s capital.

August 24, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, fresh off one of the most contentious Congressional debates in recent history, Wednesday said tax increases are not needed to fix America’s budgetary issues.

August 22, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

Tickets are still available for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues breakfast featuring U.S. Congresswoman Martha Roby this month.

Roby, a Montgomery native, will discuss issues impacting business development and events that directly affect the River Region.

July 30, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) made the following comments today regarding the ongoing debt ceiling debate in Washington: 

July 23, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, recently sat down with Chris Miller, a mobilized Army National Guard lieutenant colonel, receiving care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center following a military sustained injury. Miller, a resident of Enterprise, has been assisting with constituent services and military issues in Roby’s Washington, D.C., office throughout his recovery.

July 20, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

July 14, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

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July 11, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

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July 6, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

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