By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC—Thursday, January 12, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-AL2) has been assigned to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over criminal statutes, administration of federal courts, immigration policy and regulatory procedure, among others.
Roby stated that she is honored to serve on the committee and that she will use the position of influence to help ensure that the rule of law is followed.
“As an attorney, I’m excited to work more closely on the important issues this committee touches,” Roby said. “A top priority for our unified Republican government must be reestablishing Constitutional order and the rule of law in this country. Serving on the Judiciary Committee gives me the opportunity to contribute to this important work and to be a stronger voice on behalf of my district and my State.”
The House Republican Steering Committee recommended Roby’s appointment, which is pending approval by the House Republican Conference.
“At this critical time for our country, we have asked Martha Roby to serve on the Judiciary Committee while continuing her service on the Appropriations Committee,” stated Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin). “Balancing this workload is not easy, but I have every confidence Martha will make important contributions on both committees. I am grateful that she has agreed to take on this additional role.”
Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia) welcomed Roby to the committee. “As an attorney, Congresswoman Roby will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Committee,” he said. “I look forward to working with Martha to advance our pro-growth agenda that is focused on making America stronger and more competitive.”
Roby previously served on the Montgomery City Council, prior to her election to the House of Representatives in 2010. Roby is serving her fourth term.