Rep. Roby joins Appropriations Committee

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 5, 2013

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, who represents Covington County as part of Alabama’s Second Congressional District, on Wednesday accepted an assignment to the House Committee on Appropriations.

“I am honored to accept a position on the House Committee on Appropriations, and I appreciate the confidence my colleagues have placed in me by selecting me to serve in this capacity,” Rep. Roby said. “Appropriations has oversight on the whole range of government spending.

This new role provides a unique opportunity to push for the kind of conservative spending priorities that will put us on a sustainable financial path for future generations.”

Rep. Roby’s assignment became official after it was approved by the House Republican Steering Committee. Two other Members of Congress – Rep.. Mark Amodei (R-NV) and Chris Stewart (R-UT) – also received assignments to the committee. The vacancies were created by the resignations of Reps. Jo Bonner (R-AL) and Rodney Alexander (R-LA), and the death of Rep. Bill Young (R-FL).

With this move, Rep. Roby will no longer serve on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Agriculture Committee, or the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Rep. Roby said, however, that she remains committed to supporting the district’s unique military, agriculture, and educational interests.