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Jobs continue to be the biggest issue facing the Wiregrass and the country.
The national unemployment rate is more than 9% with even more people under-employed.
Alabama District 2 representative Martha Roby says the government has to get out of the way so jobs can be created.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Ala., will tour CGI Group Inc.’s offices at University Park on Wednesday before speaking with members of the Pike County Republican Women’s association.
Congresswoman Martha Roby said Tuesday that the country is on an “unsustainable path” in regards to spending, and called her vote to cut $100 billion in discretionary spending from a recent continuing resolution “a good start.”
House Republicans, lead by a fiscally-charged freshman class, are on a mission to cut trillions from the federal budget in the next few days — literally.The purpose is to rescue a 2011 fiscal year that is so full of red ink that it is dragging down the economy, just in the amount of interest being paid on the national debt alone.
Former Montgomery Council Member Martha Roby was sworn in as a member of the 112th U.S. Congress on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. The Freshman Congressman was elected by Alabama’s Second Congressional District in the November 2010 General Election to serve in the U.S.
U.S. Representative Martha Roby of the 2nd Congressional District got a lesson in the concerns facing parents and teachers in Butler County last week.
On Friday, Roby, who took office January 3, visited Greenville High School, where she toured the facilities, heard a performance by the GHS Tiger Band, and held a Q&A session.
Editor’s note: U.S. Rep. Martha Roby is visiting the Wiregrass during her first district workweek since her election last November. The Republican congresswoman answered the following questions while at her congressional office in Dothan on Thursday afternoon.
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R.-Ala., says a recent appointment gets her a “seat at the table” to reform education policies.
The deterioration of the American textile industry has been tough on central Alabama, but one plant continues to thrive.
New second district U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) visited the Frontier Yarns spinning mill in Wetumpka Tuesday and received a lesson on the challenges affecting the remnants of the domestic textile industry.
House Speaker John Boehner appointed Congresswoman Martha Roby to the prestigious House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Thursday, granting Roby a third committee assignment and a seat at the table to reform education policies that affect the more than 120,000 K-12 students in Alabama’s Second Congressional District.