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Roby Weekly Column: Addiction is More than Just Statistics

Did you know that more than 64,000 Americans died of a drug overdose last year? The majority of those were heroin or opioid overdoses. Our country is in the midst of a heroin and opioid epidemic,...

 

Final Push for the F-35

For two years now, a partnership consisting of unit commanders, community and state leaders, local business leaders, and Alabama’s congressional delegation have been working together to bring the...

 

There's an App for That...

I’m a big believer in helping our students prepare for the careers of tomorrow. I’ve had a lot to say about the great work our state is doing to promote career and technical education and how...

 

In Case You Missed It: Roby 'shows off' 187th in push for F-3

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) hosted the Chairwoman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in Montgomery on Sunday, July 23, 2017 for visits to the area's military installations....

 

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today, Friday, July 28th, expressed her strong disappointment with the Senate's failure to pass an Obamacare repeal bill, saying Senate...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    July 1, 2017

President Trump Signs Historic VA Reform Bill into Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump today signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, historic VA reform legislation. The new...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    June 1, 2017

Roby Joins Ivanka Trump, Fellow Lawmakers at White House Listening Session on Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) joined a group of national leaders and lawmakers, including Ivanka Trump, at the White House for a listening session on human...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    May 1, 2017

Roby's Working Families Flexibility Act Passes Committee

U.S. Representative Martha Roby’s (R-Ala.) bill to provide greater choice and increased time flexibility in the workplace passed through committee Wednesday. This was a key legislative step toward...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    April 1, 2017

Sanctuary Cities Put on Notice

When Jeff Sessions was selected to lead as Attorney General, I was hopeful that he would make defunding sanctuary cities a priority. I’m pleased to report that some of last week’s policy...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    March 1, 2017

Communities Make Progress on Career Tech

With February being National Career and Technical Education Month, last week I visited two emerging career tech programs in different corners of Alabama’s 2nd District. Career tech programs help pre...

 

House Votes to Stop Tax Dollars from Funding Abortion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) today praised House passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017, saying...

 

Martha Roby is sworn in for her 4th Term

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-Ala.) was sworn in for her fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, vowing to "support and defend the Constitution of the...

 

Behavior Toward Iran Baffling

As more details surface about the Obama Administration’s decision to pay Iran $1.7 billion in settlement money, arguments that it was anything less than an ill-conceived ransom deal are becoming pre...

 

House Takes Important First Step to Mitigate Risks of Syrian Refugee Resettlement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives took an important first step to mitigate the national security risks presented by President Obama’s plan to allow as many as 10,000 Syrian refugees...

 

Turning Point in Congress

This week marked a significant turning point in Congress as Paul Ryan was elected to be the new Speaker of the House. Of course, outside of his service in Congress, Paul Ryan is best known as Mitt...

 

Telling the Truth about "Women's Health"

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” This simple principle...

 

Roby, Rogers Visit Maxwell for Cyber College Update

Maxwell Air Force Base is taking its reputation as the “Intellectual and Leadership Center of the Air Force” to the next level as it expands into the realm of cyber warfare. U.S. Representatives...

 

U. S. House Passes Bill to Return Education Decisions Back to States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill to finally replace the "No Child Left Behind" education law passed the House Wednesday putting Congress one step closer to ending burdensome federal education mandates and...

 

Congress Questioning Wisdom of Iran Deal, Roby says

[Stations: Interview-style video of Rep. Roby’s comments is available in broadcast-quality MPEG4 format at https://www.dropbox.com/s/1epsmcqiwfets7y/Roby%20Update%20on%20Iran%20Deal.mp4?dl=0.]...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    July 1, 2015

House Passes Trade Framework Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to advance a bill setting strict parameters for how international trade negotiations are reviewed and ratified, sending a...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    June 1, 2015

Montgomery's 'Ace' Charles Cleveland meets with Roby, Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montgomery's "Fighter Ace," Lt. Gen. Charles "Chick" Cleveland met with U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) and her staff on Wednesday, May 20. Gen. Cleveland and his fellow...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    May 1, 2015

Maxwell's C-130s Confirmed by Air Force Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eight C-130 aircraft will remain with the 908th Airlift Wing at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, according to recently released Air Force plans. The Air Force Report...

 
 By Rep. Martha Roby    News    April 1, 2015

House Budget Good News for Defense

- Good news: The House has passed a Budget Resolution that increased critical funding for national defense, a key budget component that I strongly pushed for in negotiations. For the last few months,...

 

No Homeland Funding without Prohibition on Amnesty Actions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today voted against the Senate’s Homeland Security Appropriations Title because it did not contain language prohibiting funding from...

 

Roby Celebrates School Choice Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "Every student deserves a chance, and every parent deserves a choice," U.S. Representative Martha Roby said marking National School Choice Week in a special video message. "I'm...

 

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