House passes Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

October 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representative passed HR36 the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.  HR36 would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with exceptions for cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the mother is at risk.

Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, voted in favor of the bill.

“Micah’s Law gives more children like Micah Pickering the opportunity to experience life and ends the barbaric practice of painfully killing unborn children who, if given the chance, can live a healthy life outside a mother’s womb,” Brooks said.

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Alabama leaders react to Las Vegas mass shooting

October 3, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On the night of Sunday, October 1, 2017, a 64-year-old heavily armed gunman opened concentrated fire on an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel, approximately 450 yards away.  Alabama leaders responded to the tragedy, which is the most horrific mass shooting in modern American history.

“This morning America woke up to heartbreaking news out of Las Vegas,” U.S Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said in an email to constituents. “As of now at least 58 people have lost their lives and 500 were injured when a gunman opened fire on a crowded outdoor concert. I am sure the story will continue to develop, but right now we should all be thinking about those who are hurt and the families who have lost loved ones. My family and I will be praying for everyone impacted by this atrocious act of violence.”

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Roby supports removal of criminal alien gang members

September 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, spoke in support of HR3697, the Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act, and said that Congress’ first priority must be to keep Americans safe.

HR3697 combats criminal alien gang violence by amending existing law to make a person’s history of involvement in a criminal gang grounds for inadmissibility into the United States and allow law enforcement agents to automatically detain and deport anyone found to be a criminal alien gang member.

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US Rep. Byrne on budget passage: “The House has now done our job”

September 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, said that, “The House has now done our job,” after voting in the favor of HR3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act. The bill, along with the 11 other Senate funding bills, provides funding for the federal government for Fiscal Year 2018.

“The House has now done our job and passed all twelve of the government funding bills before the end of the fiscal year on September 30th,” Bryne, who represents Alabama’s 1st Congressional District, said. “This funding bill reflects the will of the House and makes tough choices regarding funding priorities. From increasing funding for our military to boosting border security to cutting wasteful programs to strengthening life-saving medical research, this bill prioritizes spending to reflect national priorities. While we have finished our work in the House, the Senate has yet to pass a single government funding bill.

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Roby says appropriations fully funds National Defense and down payment on Border Wall

September 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations package that fully funds government operations for the next fiscal year.

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said the bill demonstrates House Republicans’ commitment to setting responsible spending priorities.

Roby said that HR3354, the Make America Prosperous and Secure Appropriations Act, contains many conservative victories, including needed increases in military spending and a “down payment” on construction of a border wall.

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Roby votes against raising the debt ceiling

September 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 8, 2017, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, voted against a bill that she said would raise the nation’s debt limit without reforms to curb wasteful spending.

Congresswoman Roby said, “Congress has no business raising the nation’s debt limit without reining in the runaway spending that is causing our debt problem. Every day I hear from constituents who are concerned about our nearly $20 trillion debt and frustrated by Washington’s unwillingness to address it.”

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US Rep. Martha Roby promotes her Balanced Budget Amendment

August 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) says we need a Balanced Budget Amendment, and has written one herself.

Congresswoman Roby wrote to constituents and supporters, “Friends, with the end of the fiscal year approaching on September 30, Congress will soon begin finalizing appropriations Legislation to fund government operations. I’m proud of the work the House Appropriations Committee has done to approve Legislation to properly fund critical programs, while cutting wasteful spending and bending the Federal Budget curve down for a change.”

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Chairwoman Granger tours Montgomery military installations

July 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, July 23, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) hosted Defense Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-Texas) in Montgomery for a tour of area military installations.  The two powerful Republican Congresswomen toured Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and the 187th Fighter Wing at Dannelly Field, where Roby was eager “show off” the storied Alabama Air National Guard unit as it competes to land the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter mission.
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Roby tells Senators to get to work

July 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Alabama) reacted to the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare and chastised the Senate, saying that despite differing opinions and solutions, the Senate needs to come together to deliver results for the American people.

Congresswoman Roby said in her videotaped message, “I am very disappointed to hear about the breakdown in the Senate over the health care bill, but I was pleased to hear the President is encouraging the Senate to stay and get their work done.  The House has done its job, and now it is time for the Senate to roll up their sleeves and get to work.”
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Democrats continue to target Martha Roby

July 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, July 11, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released yet another attack on US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) whom they have identified as potentially vulnerable in the 2018 election. This time the comments regard Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law and trusted adviser) and then-Trump Campaign manager Paul Manafort’s meeting with a Russian attorney who was connected to the Russian government concerning the sharing of information about Democratic Presidential campaign nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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