Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Defense and National Security

I am proud to serve a congressional district that is home to two of our nation’s finest military installations. I know the importance of providing the brave men and women of our military with the best resources possible to ensure they are fit for whatever challenges they may face. I will continue to fight for sufficient military funding to secure the security of our nation.

I have the distinct honor of sitting on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, which is responsible for crafting military spending plans. I take this responsibility very seriously, and I will always work to ensure that Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and Ft. Rucker remain strong components in our national defense infrastructure.

Each year I have served in Congress I have opposed proposals that drastically and unfairly cut military spending, including pay that members of the armed services and their families depend on. Instead, I have worked with my colleagues to build support for strong military funding that properly provides for those who serve and have served in uniform.

More on Defense and National Security

January 4, 2019 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
2018 was a fantastic year in many ways for our district, state, and country.
October 31, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today announced that Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery will receive $18 million from the Air Force’s Fiscal Year 2019 military construction account for a new air traffic control tower.
July 9, 2018 Press Release

FORT RUCKER, AL – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today visited the Army Warrant Officer Career College at Fort Rucker to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Army Warrant Officer Corp. While at Fort Rucker, Representative Roby presented the Congressional Record entry she authored designating July 9th as National Warrant Officer Day.

June 29, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
The bottom line is that the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense funding bill continues our efforts to rebuild our military after several years of harmful cuts and hollowing out. Now, we are making sure the military has the tools and resources it needs to rebuild.
June 27, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, today spoke on the House floor and urged her colleagues to support H.R. 6157, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which is scheduled for a vote in the House tonight.
June 20, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), Co-Chair of the Army Aviation Caucus, along with the support of the entire Alabama House delegation as cosponsors, this week introduced H. Res. 947, legislation to designate July 9th as Warrant Officer Day.
May 24, 2018 Representative Roby's Weekly Column
I was proud to support the NDAA, and I look forward to seeing President Trump sign this legislation into law.
May 17, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis today announced that Fort Rucker has been named a recipient of the Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence.
May 17, 2018 Roby in the News
Alabama 2nd District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby returned from a bipartisan female Congressional Delegation (CODEL) Mother’s Day trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday. This was the seventh time she’s made the trip.
May 15, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today returned from a bipartisan female congressional delegation (CODEL) to Afghanistan, marking the seventh year Representative Roby has traveled to Afghanistan to visit with U.S. soldiers and Afghan women around Mother’s Day.