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October 24, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby today commented on the Department of Veterans Affairs action to terminate former Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton.
October 24, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Like many Americans, I am seriously concerned about the effectiveness of our country’s response to the Ebola outbreak and how it will affect our ability to protect Americans from this threat. I recently wrote President Obama a letter calling on him to take more decisive action to prevent American citizens from further exposure.
October 17, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
For about four years now, the Professional Left in Washington has been engaged in a desperate campaign to convince the American people that conservatives are engaged in a “War on Women.” You've probably seen the political ads or heard the rhetoric from television commentators. Their goal is to label anyone who is pro-life and believes taxpayer money shouldn’t be spent funding abortions is “anti-woman.”
October 10, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today met with Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to discuss the need to overhaul the troubled Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS).
October 10, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The Department of Veterans Affairs has confirmed that former Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Cliff Robinson have been given notice of their termination. This week’s action to move forward with termination is a necessary and important step toward instilling accountability at the VA and building trust within the community. It is also among the VA’s first known use of accountability enhancements included in the VA reform legislation passed in July.
October 6, 2014 Press Release
The proposed termination of Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) Director James Talton is a necessary and important step toward instilling accountability at the VA and building trust within the veteran community, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) said Monday.
October 3, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Last week I had the opportunity to visit with some special organizations that are making a difference for families in Alabama's Second Congressional District, and I wanted to share them with you.
September 26, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
UPDATE: This week I went to the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System’s (CAVHCS) Montgomery campus to meet with acting director Robin Jackson, Southeast regional director Chuck Sepich, and acting chief of staff Dr. Srinivas Ginjupalli. I asked for this meeting because it has been five weeks since the former director and chief of staff were removed, and I wanted to meet the new leadership and assess their progress toward instilling transparency and accountability at CAVHCS.
September 19, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
While Alabama has had some positive job announcements lately – particularly in our booming auto and aviation industries – the economy is still struggling.
September 17, 2014 Press Release
In Case You Missed It – U.S. Representative Martha Roby today discussed her biggest takeaways from the Select Committee on Benghazi’s first public hearing.

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In The News

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

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.

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

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 1, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Citing potential excruciating cuts, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby told Enterprise Rotary Club members Tuesday that she and other Alabama politicians are fighting to keep the military in tact.

Last year, Congress passed the Budget Control Act in order to help minimize deficit spending. As part of the bill, a joint committee was formed to determine how cuts should be made.

April 10, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Families work within a budget, as do business owners and employers. A budget is a blueprint, or a roadmap, from which to navigate, measure, and regulate spending. In the absence of a budget, irresponsible and careless spending is easier to hide. This is unfortunately our present situation in Washington.

April 6, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

While U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, was more than happy to tout her support for the Paul Ryan budget plan, she was less than optimistic about its chances in the Senate.

Roby voted for the budget proposal crafted by Ryan, R-Wisconsin, which passed the House 228-191 last week. Most consider it dead on arrival in the Senate.

April 5, 2012 Representative Roby In The News

Alabama farmers and agribusiness officials gathered Wednesday on the lawn of the Capitol to celebrate their industry and to feed downtown workers with a buffet of locally produced products. They also brought a message for lawmakers, one that they hope takes root.

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