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Alabama Rep. Martha Roby will serve on the special House committee created to investigate the 2012 attacks on the consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead.
Roby, R-Montgomery, is one of seven Republicans named to the 12-member committee. Democrats, who have protested the committee's makeup, have not announced if they will participate in the proceedings.
In 2010, conservative and libertarian Americans angered over passage of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) began organizing a political movement we now refer to as the Tea Party.
Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, told Yellowhammer News today that she believes Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, is the perfect person to lead the House select committee’s investigation into the Benghazi terrorist attack that took place on Sept. 11, 2012.
On Tuesday, the U.S. National Climate Assessment was released which stated that heat waves and wild storms caused by global warming will continue to get worst and more expensive.
The report has heated up the political debate and some Alabama representatives have weighed in on the issue.
A spokesman for Rep. Roby said:
On Friday, May 2, Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery released a statement concerning the backlog situation at the Veterans Administration and efforts to correct the abusive system which has seen some veterans die while waiting for medical care; care that was promised to them when they enlisted. Congressman Mike Rogers (R) from Saks has also recently commented on the VA crisis.
The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed the 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriation bill Wednesday that includes additional VA oversight and funding to help clear the backlog of benefit cases.
Alabama’s Congressional Delegation today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to grant Gov. Robert Bentley’s request for a federal emergency declaration in the wake of severe storms across the state.
Republicans in Congress must remain on the lookout for suspicious and overreaching activity within federal agencies, especially those that threaten jobs in this difficult economy. That’s why I’ve recently raised questions about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) involvement with labor unions and its efforts to target the southeastern auto industry.
There is a long tradition of the U.S. Rep. from the 2nd District of Alabama serving on the both the House Armed Services Committee and the Agriculture Committee, in keeping with two of the largest interests in the area.
Two Alabama lawmakers are among those calling on the Labor Department to exempt some operations on military bases, including fast food operators, from recent changes to minimum wage regulations.