Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

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January 16, 2014 Roby in the News
A Montgomery-based program that ensures the Air Force develops and uses secure computer software will get a $10 million boost from an omnibus spending bill nearing final approval in Congress.
January 16, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today praised House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) for his leadership upon the announcement that he would not seek another term in Congress.
January 15, 2014 Press Release
In a speech marking next week's 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) called on pro-life advocates to promote "the blessing of adoption."
January 15, 2014 Roby in the News
Over the last year, lawmakers repeatedly expressed disbelief during closed-door briefings with Pentagon and military officials over why the armed forces was ill-equipped to respond to the terrorist attacks on Americans in Benghazi in 2012.
January 15, 2014 Roby in the News
On the eve of the terrorist attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, the Obama White House may have exaggerated the scope and depth of President Obama's preparation for such attacks
January 14, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today honored Dale County Schools Superintendent Donny Bynum for his recognition as Alabama Superintendent of the Year for 2014.
January 14, 2014 Roby in the News
U.S. Representative Martha Roby honored Dale County Schools Superintendent Donny Bynum for his recognition as Alabama Superintendent of the Year for 2014.
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January 14, 2014 Roby in the News
Hundreds of pages of declassified transcripts from the U.S. military's top commanders present a picture of a woefully ill-postured military force whose assets were not in a position to quickly respond to the Benghazi terror attack
January 13, 2014 Roby in the News
U.S. Representative Martha Roby questioned the wisdom and appropriateness of the Federal government once again aggressively inserting itself into education policy matters that historically have been handled by states and local districts.
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January 10, 2014 Press Release
In response to newly announced federal "guidelines," Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today questioned the wisdom and appropriateness of the federal government once again aggressively inserting itself into education policy matters
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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.

July 2, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.”

July 1, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

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June 30, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

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June 29, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

June 28, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

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June 11, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

Dear Editor:

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.

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