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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.
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.
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.
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.
Legislators and other government officials had a chance to sample Alabama foods and visit with farmers and small business owners during the Family Farm and Family Business Day on the Hill Wednesday at the State Capitol.
Members of Luverne’s civic clubs and Brantley students got a chance to meet with Rep. Martha Roby, who represents Alabama’s Second Congressional District, on Tuesday.
Roby began the day by speaking to a joint meeting of the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs, where she spoke about recent developments in Washington.
State leaders recognized the contributions of Alabama farmers and small business owners during an event on the Capitol lawn this morning.
The event was organized by a coalition of agriculture and business groups to emphasize the roles of both in Alabama's economy and job market. It was tied in with the Alabama Department of Tourism's 2012 Year of Food in Alabama.
Alabama's congressional lawmakers wrote to top Air Force officials Friday, requesting a meeting to discuss how Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base might be affected by planned military spending cuts.
Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, crafted the letter to Air Force Secretary Michael Donley, asking to meet soon with both him and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz.
The House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution today proposed by U.S. Reps. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, and Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, to preserve a collection of accounts from current and former members of Congress involved in the first and subsequent Civil Rights marches from Selma to Montgomery.
In recognition of the 1965 Civil Rights marches, Rep. Martha Roby joined with Rep. Terri Sewell today announcing a resolution that will preserve a collection of accounts from Congressional Members involved in the historic and annual marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The resolution passed the House today with 418 Members voting in favor.