Opinion | Supporting our space programs

February 19, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

The week of February 18th is Alabama Aerospace Week in Montgomery. NASA and other organizations will be in town to discuss our state’s role in the space industry and to inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers to consider careers in the aerospace field. One of the events is NASA Day at Alabama State University, and I am excited to be attending. NASA’s top level administrators and an astronaut will be present to share with students the many opportunities as well as great things taking place within the organization.

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Opinion | Fixing the leak

February 12, 2018

By U.S Rep. Martha Roby

The congressional calendar has been extremely busy lately! This is great for getting important work accomplished in Washington, but unfortunately it prevents me from being able to travel throughout the Second District and catch up with those I represent as often as I’d like. During these times when I’m required to be in Washington for votes, I try to find different ways to connect with my constituents, so I recently held two telephone town hall events to hear directly from individuals throughout our district.

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Opinion | From government shutdown to district travel

January 29, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

As you are all too aware by now, our federal government shut down for three days recently because Senate Democrats refused to support a reasonable funding bill over their unreasonable immigration demands. We should never be in a position where one party is allowed to hold our military and government hostage over an unrelated policy issue.

This government shutdown was completely unnecessary and should not have happened. Before the shutdown occurred, the House had passed all twelve of our government funding bills and voted four times to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), known as All Kids here in Alabama. All of these bills were blocked repeatedly by Senate Democrats, which led to this pattern of short-term funding resolutions and ultimately the government shutdown.

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Opinion | It’s not up for debate

January 22, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

45 years ago this month, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Roe v. Wade to make abortion legal and available nationwide. While many abortion activists celebrate this infamous anniversary, it represents a particularly somber occasion for those of us who advocate for life – at all stages.

Every year since this ruling, the pro-life community has gathered in Washington to march in peaceful protest. The 2018 March for Life took place on Friday, January 19th – and wow, the pro-life energy was certainly high in Washington.

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Exciting news on the economic front

January 17, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

Regardless of what is dominating the news cycle on any given day, the economy is always an issue on the minds of hardworking Alabamians. The ability to get and keep a job in order to provide for your family is so important. That is why the President, Congress, and local leaders in Alabama have made growing the economy a top priority.

There is a lot of exciting news happening on the economic front both nationally and locally. America’s economy is growing faster than even analysts could predict. Alabama is one of thirteen states that have reached a record low unemployment rate, the stock market is at an all-time high, and the U.S. dollar continues to climb.
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Tax cuts for the New Year

January 1, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

This time around, the new year offers something extra exciting for the American people. I’m pleased to report that Congress has finally passed our historic, pro-growth tax reform and Americans will soon begin experiencing the benefits.

After months of work, we have delivered on our promise to cut taxes, bring balance to the tax code, and jump start job growth. While the House passed its version of tax reform months ago, differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill had to be worked out in a conference committee. I was proud to support the final product and vote alongside my colleagues to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the President’s desk.

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Bentley to set Senate Special Election for 2018

January 6, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley will soon be appointing a replacement for Sen. Jeff Sessions, but his replacement will only be temporary. Mr. Bentley announced on Thursday that he would schedule the Special Election for Mr. Sessions’ former Senate seat to coincide with the 2018 statewide elections.

Mr. Bentley told a pool of reporters with him in Montgomery that he would set the Special Election to replace Session for November 2018. Yasamie August, his communications directors, confirmed the date and said Mr. Bentley has yet to decide who he will appoint as Sessions’ temporary replacement.

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