U.S. Representative Martha Roby [ROH-bee] is currently in her third term serving the people of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. Prior to being elected to Congress, Rep. Roby worked as an attorney and served as a city councilman in her hometown of Montgomery.
In the House, Rep. Roby has been a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that burdens American families and businesses. Roby is a Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, which has oversight on the whole range of government spending. She is the first representative from the 2nd District to serve on the key congressional committee.
In her short tenure in Congress, Rep. Roby has distinguished herself as an effective legislator and messenger for the conservative cause. She exposed abuses in the scandal-ridden Veterans Affairs health system and has worked tirelessly to improve care for veterans, both locally and nationally. A fierce advocate for the military, Roby is leading efforts to stop devastating cuts that threaten military readiness. She also continues to search for truth as a Member of the Select Committee on Benghazi.
Roby, 39, is married to Riley Roby, and they have two children – Margaret, 10, and George, 6.