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As we continue to debate the
, I wanted to share some of the top reasons to support this reform-focused bill
I am voting against the McGovern amendment to the Farm Bill which would eliminate many of the much-needed reforms to the food stamp program.
This top-down, Washington-knows-best approach to education isn’t working. It's time to return decisions to state & local leaders, educators
We need excellent teachers in every classroom & inspired administrators in every school, but even the best can be hamstrung by red tape.
The Student Success Act seeks several reforms to current law, including reining in the federal gov's intrusive & burdensome role in schools.
Proud to advance the Student Success Act through the @
Committee today. Thank you @
for your leadership
How exciting! RT @
Congrats to Mayor Ramage & City of Brundidge, will be featured on MSNBC.
Proud to support the bill! RT @
BREAKING: Committee approves
Act, bill to rewrite federal K-12 edu law.
: 74% of Americans want to see the
investigated. ReTweet if you're one of them.
I will be joining the @
shortly. You can listen on the radio at 93.1 or online here:
Just finished meeting with the Alabama Hospital Association. I appreciate the work they do on behalf of our hospitals in SE Alabama.
I just finished a meeting with @
officials to discuss issues important to their industry.
The Student Success Act supports effective teachers, reduces the federal education footprint &empowers parents. More:
Good morning! It's another busy day in Washington. Today I'll be in the the @
Committee to markup the Student Success Act...
: Why the House is about to vote on a bill restricting post-viability abortions
Tonight was a big step in the right direction, but I will continue to stand up for the right to life for the unborn.
Tonight was a major victory for the sanctity of life and all of those involved in the
Great news! The House just passed
, a bill that would prohibit dangerous late-term abortions of unborn children at 20 weeks.
Did you miss my speech in support of
? If so, you can watch it here.
: Starting debate on
now - our bill to end dangerous late-term abortions. Watch here:
I will be speaking on the House floor in support of
and would love to share your "miracle baby" story.
Do you have a personal story about a child in your life that was born at or near 20 weeks? Share your story here:
It was wonderful to visit with members of Stonetank Antioch Baptist Church from Montgomery during their visit to D.C.
Happy to stop by! RT @
Thanks Rep. Roby for taking the time to meet with AREA Youth Tours this morning!
Good chat with Alabama students in DC for the National Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour.
Did you know it is National Small Business Week? Great reminder of how important
is to our national economy.
The White House is wrong to threaten to veto
. The commonsense bill protects the right to life for the unborn.
I’m a proud co-sponsor of
, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Thank you to so many who have expressed your support.
I am proud to cosponsor
, and I look forward to voting in favor of the bill on the House floor.
I am a proud co-sponsor of
and look forward to supporting the legislation.
I am a proud co-sponsor of
and look forward to supporting the legislation.
Great to talk with folks from @
last week and receive their Champion of the Merit Shop award.
Update: IRS supervisor in Washington reviewed earliest tea party cases, contradicting agency claims. More here:
Kudos to AL Dept of Commerce Secretary @
and his team for their tireless work branding "Made in Alabama" to a worldwide audience
This kind of positive publicity is invaluable for our state. It's is nice to see the story of progress that we all know being told worldwide
If you've flown Delta lately, you've probably seen this GREAT spread in SKY Mag abt the progress happening in Alabama
Happy Father's Day to my sweet husband (and amazing dad) Riley, and to all dads out there today!
: Best banana pudding in town! “@
: Dreamland! RT @
: Sweet tea and banana pudding-sweet mercy! http://…
American flag in Nice, France. tw
Dreamland! RT @
: Sweet tea and banana pudding-- sweet mercy!
! Here is our flag flying over the US Capitol. Tweet back with a picture of the flag where you are!
Happy Birthday to the @
for 238 years of standing
in defense of our great nation.
Read my full statement on passage of the National Defense Authorization Act here:
Also, as Afghan forces assume larger defense role, preserving the safety and security of Afghan women will be among our top priorities
The Department of Defense must understand the lessons of Benghazi and organizes its forces to preclude or better respond to a similar attack
The bill includes provisions relating to Benghazi & Afghan women, two areas of interest for the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
This NDAA is a strong, bipartisan bill that properly funds our military and will help avoid a "hollowing out" of its readiness & capability
I'm pleased to report for folks back home that this year's National Defense Authorization Act has passed the House of Representatives
Dothan will be hosting a US-China manufacturing summit this fall, bringing hundreds of international business prospects to the Circle City.
Mayor Schmitz is taking a leading role in expanding economic development opportunities for Southeast Alabama.
I recently met with Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz & the Asian Manufacturing Association to discuss economic cooperation.
Great honor to receive the George "Buck" Gillispie Congressional Award from the Blinded American Veterans Foundation.
The NDAA funds the military for FY 2014 so that our planes can fly, our ships can sail and our military can properly train our warfighters
Right now on the House floor debate is continuing over amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
Congratulations to @
on being elected Lieutenant Governor at @
Disappointed I could not make it to @
this year, but proud of the many girls participating & learning valuable leadership skills!
great news! House passed the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (
Need Senate to pass right away...
Airman Smith from Dothan was also in my office yesterday. Airman Smith was recently named Airman of the Quarter.
It was wonderful to visit yesterday with General Fadok, Commander and President of Air University at Maxwell AFB.
On the floor of the House where i will soon rise to speak in support of the National Defense Authorization Act.Watch:
Great to visit with a group of young professionals from the Associated Builders and Contractors.
If we are going to improve this economy and create
we need less government and more
. RT if you agree.
It is clearer than ever that the
solution to our economic problems didn’t work.
This “recovery” is so weak by historic standards that it has produced four million fewer jobs than any other recovery since World War II.
I spoke on the floor earlier today about the poor jobs numbers from May and the need for a "real" recovery.
It was great to visit with the folks from AARP in Alabama. Thanks for walking over to the committee.
NOW: I will speaking on the House floor about job creation and the ballooning size of government. Watch:
I am at an @
subcommittee hearing chaired by @
on strengthening the Multiemployer Pension System.
Thanks! It is a great honor.
Sadly Senator Scott’s amendment was not adopted in the Senate, but our House bill affirms authority in the states – where it belongs.
’s efforts to defend states’ authority over education policy.
Very honored, thx! RT @
recipient of inaugural "MavPAC 40 Under 40" award @
In light of the recent Gosnell trial, National Review makes an argument in favor of strong
Without these long-overdue cuts and reforms the costly status quo will continue, and that's unacceptable.
Also pleased that the House version has a reform I originally proposed to prevent illegal immigrants from fraudulently obtaining food stamps
The House Farm Bill makes significant reforms to the food stamp program w/ $20 billion worth of food stamp cuts – 5 times the Senate version
Alabama's senators were right to oppose a bill that allows so much waste and fraud to continue unabated.
I applaud @
and Senator Shelby (@
) for voting against the food stamp-heavy Senate Farm Bill.
I'm pleased to recognize Colby Carroll of Dothan for his runner-up artwork which will hang in my Washington office.
Lucy's artwork will hang in the United States Capitol for the next year. More information can be found here:
Congratulations to Lucy Beasley from Houston Academy in Dothan for winning the 2013 Congressional Art Contest!
: Montgomery native, 20, completes internship in U.S. Rep. Martha Roby's Washington office.
A special thanks to Margaret Virden from Montgomery for her hard work this summer as an intern in my office!
Happy 50th Birthday to my friend and colleague Majority Leader Eric Cantor @
Read more about the HR 5, the Student Success Act on the @
Thank you @
for making sure we defend the authority of states to set education policy w/out undue pressure from DC
When I introduced the Defending State Authority Over Education Act, I was hopeful this language would again be included in the overall bill
Parents, teacher and ed leaders from all over are concerned about the Obama Admin tying funding & special treatment to certain policies
We've received overwhelming support for our efforts to rein in the federal government’s intrusion into state education policy decisions
Great news! The Student Success Act, a key education bill, includes language defending state authority over education
It was wonderful to visit with Commander Robert Thomas from the Holm Center at Maxwell Air Force Base today.
Listen to the words of General Dwight Eisenhower in his message to troops preparing for the
Please take a moment today to reflect upon D-Day and the incredible sacrifices that have been made by brave Americans in defense of freedom.
More than 9,000 soldiers would be killed or injured on “D-Day” - a day that epitomizes the courage of the “Greatest Generation.”
69 years ago today, Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy.
: Manufacture Alabama picture with Reps. Roby and Rogers. They both do a great job for Alabama.
and I agree: Washington must start cutting through red tape and easing unnecessary regulations.
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