Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Energy

Among the many challenges that we face is the reality of America's energy dependence on foreign nations, an addiction that also represents a direct threat to our national security. Energy exploration methods have improved dramatically in recent years. Advances in new technology have driven significant growth in domestic energy capture and production. I remain a strong proponent of environmentally-safe American energy exploration because it is the best way to lower oil prices for Americans and increase our national security and economic strength.

Affordable, reliable, and safe energy is the fuel of our economy.  Therefore, I support an "all of the above" approach that calls for increased American energy exploration, smart investment in alternative fuels, and greater use of clean, reliable, and affordable energy options in the future.

American innovation and our entrepreneurial spirit are the keys to meeting the energy challenges of the 21st century. We should look for ways to encourage these virtues as we consider cost-effective energy policy to secure America’s energy for future generations.

More on Energy

August 7, 2015 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
This week, President Obama announced his “Clean Power Plan” and with it a costly national energy tax that will negatively impact American families and jobs. Of course, the Administration touts the plan as “the single most important step America has ever taken in the fight against global climate change.” But what you didn’t hear the president say is that despite the significant increase this will cause in energy bills for hardworking middle-class families, this plan actually does little to nothing to alter the impact of future climate change.
December 5, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
You’ve probably heard me talk before about the “squeeze” facing middle class families in this economy. A recent front page Wall Street Journal article laid out what is behind that squeeze - the combination of rising costs for basic needs and largely stagnant incomes.
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 Representative 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.

The report has heated up the political debate and some Alabama representatives have weighed in on the issue.

A spokesman for Rep. Roby said:

March 7, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
Too many American families are still struggling in this tough economy, and rising energy bills are squeezing family budgets even more. One of the coldest winters in years has made matters worse, driving up heating costs nationwide.
March 6, 2014 Press Release
In the midst of one of the coldest winters in recent years, the U.S. House of Representatives this week acted to help American families reduce rising energy bills.
February 3, 2014 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
If you tuned into the State of the Union address on Tuesday, you heard yet another lofty speech full of nice-sounding promises from President Obama. Few will deny that he is a talented speaker, but too often his rhetoric doesn’t match reality.
July 24, 2013 Roby in the News
Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery wrote in an email to constituents that this week the house will focus on the appropriations for the U.S. Department of Defense for the 2015 fiscal year.
July 24, 2013 Representative Roby In The News

Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery wrote in an email to constituents that this week the house will focus on the appropriations for the U.S. Department of Defense for the 2015 fiscal year. The House is also going to work on legislation trying to undo President Barack Obama's economically damaging crusade against the coal industry.

July 1, 2013 Roby in the News
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives the passed legislation requiring the White House to create a five-year plan allowing for the development of offshore oil-and-gas leases.