Roby takes oath for 4th term

Published 12:33 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) was sworn in for her fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday, vowing to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States… bear true faith and allegiance to the same… and faithfully discharge the duties of the office.”

As the 115th Congress begins, Roby said she would continue to prioritize issues of particular importance to Alabama’s Second District, including properly funding the military, improving veterans health services, and ensuring equitable agriculture policies. With a unified Republican government soon to be in place, Roby said she is also eager to deliver results on conservative priorities like cutting wasteful spending, replacing Obamacare with patient-centered health policies, and reining in the regulatory state.

“I am honored to represent Alabama’s Second Congressional District and be a voice on behalf of my constituents in Washington,” Rep. Roby said.

“With every vote I cast and every action I take in Congress, I have one simple principle: Alabama always comes first. Whether it is supporting Maxwell Air Force Base and Fort Rucker, maintaining our progress in improving veterans healthcare, or advancing smart agriculture policy, I will continue to prioritize issues affecting my state and district.

“There is so much work to be done to put this country back on the right track. I’m eager to work with a unified Republican government to deliver results that make a positive difference for the American people. We have a unique opportunity to use conservative ideals to put our country on a more responsible, sustainable path. I’m excited to be a part of this historic moment and ready to get to work.”

Rep. Roby is a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Appropriations subcommittee assignments have not yet been made.