Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

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February 11, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today voted against a bill raising the nation's debt limit, citing the lack of any reforms to control federal spending.
February 11, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today hailed passage of a plan to reverse cuts to military retiree pensions and restore the cost-of-living increases promised to those who have served.
February 11, 2014 Roby in the News
A plan to reverse pension cuts for working-age military retirees easily passed the House today.
February 11, 2014 Roby in the News
A House subcommittee report released Tuesday places the blame over the response to the Benghazi terrorist attack squarely on the administration's shoulders.
February 11, 2014 Roby in the News
Administration officials should have anticipated the terrorist threat to the American consulate in Benghazi before it was attacked in 2012, according to a Republican analysis released Tuesday.
February 11, 2014 Roby in the News
Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee blame the White House for failing to provide sufficient security to defend a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, and that the administration quickly knew the violence was a terrorist attack.
February 11, 2014 Press Release
A "woefully unprepared" military exacerbated by a "striking" failure by top security officials in Washington to communicate with commanders in-theater left U.S. forces incapable of responding.
February 10, 2014 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today congratulated Ronda Walker upon her appointment to the Montgomery County Commission.
February 10, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This Farm Bill institutes efforts to help food stamp recipients secure employment through job training and other services. It seeks to eliminate fraud and abuse, including closing a loophole that allowed states to game the system and artificially increase benefit levels. The bill also includes a provision I personally championed to require the use of E-Verify to prevent illegal immigrants from fraudulently receiving food stamp benefits
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February 6, 2014 Roby in the News
The Obama administration is urging Congress to quickly move to increase the nation's borrowing authority to avoid default, but Alabama's lawmakers say they want meaningful spending cuts or policy concessions first.

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In The News

February 3, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

January 24, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

January 21, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

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January 9, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

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.

January 8, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

Recently elected Congresswoman and former Montgomery City Council member Martha Roby was sworn as a member of the 112th Congress on Wednesday, according to the Montgomery Advertiser today.

Roby's family watched at the ceremony as she was sworn in using the family Bible given as a gift from her grandmother to her parents on their wedding day, says the report. 

January 6, 2011 Representative Roby In The News

The history-making political and demographic makeup of Alabama's congressional delegation was on full display Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. House when six Republicans and one Democrat -- two of them women -- took the oath of office for the 112th Congress.

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