In The News
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.
Congresswoman Martha Roby took the oath of office last week as a member of the 112th Congress with big plans to help her district and nation. She is only the second woman in Alabama to be elected to a national office that wasn’t once held by her husband.
The shooting rampage in Arizona that left more than a dozen people dead or wounded isn’t causing local U.S. Rep. Martha Roby to run and hide.
“While this crime in Arizona is very tragic, Martha follows the recommended safety procedures of the Capitol Police,” said Brecke Popelka, a spokesman in Roby’s Washington office.