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    July 28, 2014 | By Jennifer Marsden  
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    July 22, 2014 | By Dave Folk  
  3. For Uber Bad Ideas, Look No Further than Birmingham’s City Council
    July 21, 2014 | By Dave Folk  
  4. Right Women, Right Now (Kay Ivey)
    June 19, 2014 | By Kay Ivey  
  5. Welcome to Shawshank: Prison Reform in Alabama
    June 18, 2014 | By Steven Boydstun  

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    June 4, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
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    February 26, 2014 | By West Honeycutt  
  3. Barking up the Wrong Tree in the Alabama House
    February 25, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  4. The Sermon on the Mount-gomery
    February 20, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  5. Republicans Still Don’t Get It
    February 11, 2014 | By Michael Hansen  
  6. Not Getting Jobbed by Bentley’s Job Numbers
    February 3, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  7. The Southern Snowstorm and Sprawl
    January 31, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  8. Two Good Initiatives in Alabama That Make Me Happy
    January 24, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  
  9. The Crimson White Covers Sweet Home Politics Launch
    January 23, 2014 | By West Honeycutt  
  10. House Democrats’ Legislative Agenda
    January 21, 2014 | By Wesley Vaughn  

Martha Roby

Martha Roby is a Republican Congresswoman serving Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. She is currently in her second term.

Recent Posts:

Back from Afghanistan (Martha Roby)

June 2, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

Over Mother’s Day weekend, I once again had the opportunity to travel to Afghanistan to meet with our service members and get a status check directly from Afghan and U.S. military officials. This marked the fourth straight year I visited Afghanistan around Mother’s Day, and the third time I have led the bi-partisan women’s CongressionalContinue Reading

Don’t Forget Meaning of Memorial Day (Martha Roby)

May 26, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

Memorial Day is a time to remember and honor the brave Americans who sacrificed their lives in defense of this great nation. A special day set aside for all of us to stop and acknowledge those who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we enjoy.  I hope you and your family are able to take time over theContinue Reading

Why I’m Serving on the Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi (Martha Roby)

May 19, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

House Speaker John Boehner recently asked me to serve on the Select Committee to Investigate the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, a significant and solemn responsibility that I accepted. This was not a decision I took lightly. The Benghazi attack was a terrible tragedy, and we still mourn the four Americans thatContinue Reading

Government Must Play By the Rules Too (Martha Roby)

May 12, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

There’s an old saying that, in life, nothing is certain but death and taxes. It’s true that paying taxes is a fact of life, one that ordinary Americans accept and dutifully take care of every year. We play by the rules when interacting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and if we step out of line there are consequences.Continue Reading

Working to Improve Veterans Healthcare (Martha Roby)

May 2, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

There is no greater duty we have as a nation than to care for our veterans. Thousands of doctors, nurses, and public servants at the VA work hard to give veteran patients the best healthcare we can offer. But, too often, our system fails those it was created to help. An outrageous backlog at theContinue Reading

Meeting with You (Martha Roby)

April 27, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

With Congress out of session for the Easter recess, I spent time visiting with constituents throughout Alabama’s Second Congressional District. Meeting with constituent groups, touring local businesses, and checking out our area’s schools are some of the most important and rewarding parts of my job. Check out a recap of our stops below. Andalusia IContinue Reading

Another ObamaCare Delay (Martha Roby)

March 31, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

I have heard from many constituents who have had their health plans cancelled, premiums increased, or choice of doctor restricted – all after President Obama repeatedly promised none of that would happen. This is not fair, and people are understandably angry about it. Since the President’s healthcare law was enacted in 2010, the Obama AdministrationContinue Reading

Notes from the Road

March 26, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

I travelled throughout Alabama’s Second Congressional District to listen first hand to the concerns of my constituents, and there were plenty of timely issues to discuss. Tuesday morning I visited Samson High School in Geneva County. I met the teachers and administrators, and had the treat of visiting with students from the senior government classContinue Reading

Combating Executive Overreach (Martha Roby)

March 17, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

When Alabamians have trouble with the federal government, my job is to step in and try to help. That’s exactly what happened when a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation imposed costly inspection and compliance requirements on Alabama farmers. For years, EPA regulations for fuel storage on farms authorized under the Clean Water Act ofContinue Reading

Americans Deserve Relief From Rising Energy Bills (Martha Roby)

March 11, 2014   |   By Martha Roby     |   Letters to the Editor

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. That’s why the House acted this week to lower energy costs through commonsense reforms that will boost domesticContinue Reading