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  1. Maxwell AFB to keep all 8 of its C-130 aircraftRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | WTVM

    Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base will continue to be home to eight C-130s despite plans in President Barack Obama's 2013 budget request to move the aircraft, citing a need for greater efficiency. U.S. Representative Martha Roby confirmed Monday the planes will be staying in Montgomery after the state's delegation sought to keep in place a temporary 2012 decision not to move forward with the transfer.

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  2. U.S. House Passes Bill to Repeal Death TaxRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 16 | Neighbors

    A bill to permanently repeal the federal death tax passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a 240-179 vote. Of Alabama's Congressional delegation, U.S. Reps.

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  3. Rep. Roby reacts to report that VA system showing little improvementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | WTVM

    U.S. Representative Martha Roby reacted to news Thursday that an in-depth Associated Press report indicates little improvement when it comes to the Veterans Affairs Administration's average wait times for veterans who need medical assistance. Rep. Roby says the AP report shows just how far the VA has to go if it wants to revamp the Central Alabama VA.

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  4. VA Report: Alabama Hospitals Worst for Veteran Appointment DelaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | WTVY Dothan

    ... centers for completing appointments within 30 days from September 2014 to February 2015. U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL), who has worked over the last year to expose wrongdoing within CAVHCS and enact reforms to improve patient care, said the ...

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  5. Boehner's Travels: Speaker Shares Details on TripRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Roll Call

    Boehner, visiting the Gaza-Israel border, in a photo from his posts on the Middle East trip. John A. Boehner 's trip to the Middle East this week was covered extensively by the press both here and overseas , but few news organizations offered the behind-the-scenes details the House speaker himself shared on a new blog.

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  6. Roby, Delegation Meet with Israeli Prime Minister NetanyahuRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | WTVY Dothan

    U.S. Representative Martha Roby on Wednesday met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Iran's nuclear agenda and terrorism threats in the surrounding region. Roby's visit to Israel comes at a particularly critical moment as negotiations continue with Iran and the threat of ISIS persists.

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  7. Alabama's keeping its Coast Guard team that serves Chattahoochee River: AL in DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Alabama Live

    The Coast Guard has reversed a decision that would have moved the unit that serves the Chattahoochee River in Eufaula, Rep. Martha Roby said. A previous proposal would have relocated the Aids to Navigation Team from Eufaula, a move that was opposed by Roby, Alabama Sens. Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby and Georgia Sen. Sanford Bishop.

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  8. Boehner talks economic ties in UKRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | The Hill

    Speaker John Boehner visited Northern England on Friday with his Republican colleagues to discuss economic ties between the United States and the United Kingdom. Boehner and the House GOP delegation met with Britain's chancellor of Exchequer, George Osborne, the government's chief financial minister, to discuss U.S.-British ties over lunch at historic Peover Hall before touring the local facility for a U.S.-based company.

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  9. Coast Guard backs off closure of aid station for Ga., Ala.Read the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | ABC 33/40

    The Coast Guard has backed off plans to close a station that helps maintain waterways shared by Georgia and Alabama. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports Adm.

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  10. Rep. Robert Aderholt on what he wished President Obama had addressed in Alabama: AL in DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Alabama Live

    President Barack Obama spoke to a cheering crowd in Birmingham this afternoon, spending the bulk of his time addressing new regulations related to payday loans. If it was up to Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, Obama would take a closer look at his policies that could have lasting economic impact instead of "Band Aid" regulations.

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  11. Robby: Bi-partisan Medicare Fix a Win for SeniorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | WTVY Dothan

    ... from Medicare, which would force many to stop seeing Medicare patients altogether. U.S. Representative Martha Roby, who voted in favor of the plan, said this proposal is a long-term solution that makes sense. "Seventeen times now, Congress has put a ...

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  12. Alabama Republican Reps are all in as House passes 2016 budget: AL in DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Alabama Live

    The measure, which passed on a vote of 228-199, received the support of every Republican from the Alabama delegation. Included in the budget is $96 billion for the Pentagon's war fund, almost a $40 billion increase over the White House's proposal.

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  13. Eufaula Coast Guard Team Will Remain OperationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | WTVY Dothan

    The U.S. Coast Guard team that maintains navigation aids along the Chattahoochee River in Eufaula, Ala., will remain operational, U.S. Representative Roby announced today. Rep. Roby has received word from Coast Guard Commandant Paul F. Zukunft that the Aids to Navigation Team in Eufaula will remain, despite a previous proposal to relocate them.

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  14. Roby: Changes to "Veterans Choice Program" Step in Right DirectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | WTVY Dothan

    U.S. Representative Martha Roby today applauded a Department of Veterans Affairs decision to allow more veterans to access the Veterans Choice Program by recalculating how distance from a VA facility is measured. Included in the Veterans Access and Accountability Act passed last year was a program allowing veterans to automatically access care at local, non-VA providers if the nearest VA facility was more than 40 miles away.

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  15. There's a new Iran letter from Congress and 6 Alabama reps have signed it: AL in DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Just weeks after 47 Senators caused an uproar by warning Iranian leaders any deal inked with the Obama administration could be undone once the president leaves office, 367 Representative have written their own warning missive. Alabama Reps.

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  16. Rep. Martha Roby, Benghazi committee to Hillary Clinton: Turn over email server: AL in DCRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Alabama Live

    The House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya are asking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to turn over her email server to a third party. The committee, which includes Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, said the server would allow an "impartial" investigation into Clinton's emails.

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  17. VA Inspector General confirms criminal investigation in AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is confirming that a criminal investigation is underway in Central Alabama after being questioned by U.S. Representative Martha Roby during an oversight hearing Thursday." Our criminal investigative team continues to have open work in Central Alabama," Richard Griffin explained to lawmakers at the hearing of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee.

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  18. US Rep. Martha Roby denounces alleged retaliation against VA whistleblowersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Alabama Live

    U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Alabama, is speaking out today against retaliation Veterans Affairs hospital whistleblowers say they are receiving for speaking out about waitlist manipulation in central Alabama. "Retaliation against whistleblowers is unacceptable," Roby said in a statement today.

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  19. Alabama's not as colorblind as the governor thinks: State reader opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Alabama Live

    Congresswomen Martha Roby and Terri Sewell are to be commended for their work as co-hosts for the Faith and Politics Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama. They were instrumental in bringing over 100 members of Congress to Alabama, including over two dozen Republicans.

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  20. Alabama VA whistle-blowers claim retaliationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Windsor Beacon

    Two high-ranking whistle-blowers at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Alabama say they are being punished for disclosing patient care problems that led to the hospital director's firing last year. Richard Tremaine and Shelia Meuse, top administrators at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Montgomery, say they were targeted in an ongoing internal investigation after providing evidence of wrongdoing to a member of Congress and the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper.

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