Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Joins House Judiciary Committee

January 12, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) has been assigned to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, a key panel with jurisdiction over criminal statutes, administration of federal courts, immigration policy and border enforcement, and regulatory procedure, among others.
Roby said she is honored to be asked to serve on this prestigious committee and that she will use this position of influence to help ensure that the rule of law is followed in this country.
“I am deeply honored to be asked to serve on the Judiciary Committee,” she said. “As an attorney, I’m excited to work more closely on the important issues this committee touches.
“A top priority for our unified Republican government must be reestablishing Constitutional order and the rule of law in this country. Serving on the Judiciary Committee gives me the opportunity to contribute to this important work and to be a stronger voice on behalf of my district and my state.”  
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) thanked Roby for agreeing to serve on the Judiciary Committee while continuing her role on the Appropriations Committee, noting the heavy workload both roles would involve.
“At this critical time for our country, we have asked Martha Roby to serve on the Judiciary Committee while continuing her service on the Appropriations Committee. Balancing this workload is not easy, but I have every confidence Martha will make important contributions on both committees. I am grateful that she has agreed to take on this additional role," Speaker Ryan said.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) welcomed Roby to the committee in a statement Thursday.
“I am pleased to welcome Martha Roby to the House Judiciary Committee for the 115th Congress,” Chairman Goodlatte said. “As an attorney, Congresswoman Roby will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Committee.  I look forward to working with Martha to advance our pro-growth agenda that is focused on making America stronger and more competitive.”
The House Republican Steering Committee recommended Roby’s appointment, which is pending approval by the House Republican Conference.