Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby to Senate: ‘Roll up your sleeves’ and get health care done

July 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today expressed her strong disappointment with the Senate’s failure to pass an Obamacare repeal bill, saying Senate Republicans should keep working to reach an agreement.

Earlier this year, House Republicans overcame legislative obstacles to pass a bill repealing and replacing Obamacare. Appearing on local Alabama morning shows Friday, Roby said Senate Republicans should not allow initial setbacks to cause them to abandon their efforts. 

“I was extremely disappointed that Senate Republicans couldn’t get the votes on Obamacare repeal, especially considering they passed it easily just two years ago,” Roby said. “Look, we did it in the House. It wasn’t easy. We had to pull a bill and start over and then move forward. But, we got it done. We came together and got it done to keep our promise to the American people.

“It’s not time to ‘move on.’ It’s time for them to focus even harder on getting this done. They need to stay in Washington, roll up their sleeves, figure out what’s next, and keep this promise to the American people.”

Each of Alabama’s Republican Representatives and Senators supported Obamacare repeal efforts.

Roby also answered questions about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told Fox News on Thursday he would be remaining on the job as long as it was appropriate.

“I haven’t been privy to the conversations between the President and Attorney General Sessions. I certainly hope that these tensions will pass. Jeff Sessions is man of high integrity and character. He is exactly who we need to be Attorney General of the United States right now. He has done more in the last six months to crack down on illegal immigration than we’ve seen in the last eight years,” Roby said. “We need Jeff Sessions right where he is.”