Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama


Latest News

May 9, 2014 Roby in the News
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.
May 9, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
There's an old saying that, in life, nothing is certain but death and taxes. It's true that paying taxes is a fact of life, one that ordinary Americans accept and dutifully take care of every year. We play by the rules when interacting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and if we step out of line there are consequences. So shouldn’t we demand the same accountability for those serving in the IRS?
May 8, 2014 Roby in the News
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.
May 7, 2014 Press Release
Passage of legislation in the United States House of Representatives to hold former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress is important towards holding the Executive Branch accountable for its actions.
May 7, 2014 Roby in the News
Rep. Martha Roby 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.
May 6, 2014 Roby in the News
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.
May 6, 2014 Roby in the News
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.
May 2, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
There is no greater duty we have as a nation than to care for our veterans. Thousands of doctors, nurses, and public servants at the VA work hard to give veteran patients the best healthcare we can offer. But, too often, our system fails those it was created to help.
May 1, 2014 Roby in the News
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.
April 30, 2014 Roby in the News
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.


In The News

July 30, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) made the following comments today regarding the ongoing debt ceiling debate in Washington: 

July 23, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, recently sat down with Chris Miller, a mobilized Army National Guard lieutenant colonel, receiving care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center following a military sustained injury. Miller, a resident of Enterprise, has been assisting with constituent services and military issues in Roby’s Washington, D.C., office throughout his recovery.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.