While many federal workers furloughed, some congressmen keep offices fully staffed

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Some members of Alabama’s congressional delegation are operating with a skeleton crew, much like the rest of the federal government, during the current shutdown and have closed some of their offices, but some of their colleagues are operating with a full staff. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, [...]

VIDEO: Roby honors Sept. 11, announces Benghazi hearings

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In this video, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby talks about her memories of Sept. 11, 2001, especially as a former student at NYU, the significance, and calling a committee hearing on Benghazi. Roby, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. – posted by Sebastian Kitchen

Ed Carnes to succeed Joel Dubina as Chief Judge of federal appeals circuit

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Montgomery-based federal appeals court judge Joel Dubina will step down Thursday as Chief Judge of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, but a Montgomery judge will succeed him. The 11th Circuit announced Wednesday that U.S. Circuit Judge Ed Carnes, also based in Montgomery, will succeed Dubina to the position, awarded in order of seniority. Dubina [...]

Roby argues spenders won with defeat of farm bill, calls vote missed opportunity

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U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, after the Republican-led House soundly defeated a new farm bill, said the vote was a “missed opportunity” to change the costly status quo and argued the spenders won as Republicans crossed over to vote with the Democratic minority to kill the bill, which slashed funding for food stamps. Roby, a Montgomery [...]

Joe Biden set to participate in annual Selma commemoration

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Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make appearances at today’s annual commemoration of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ the 1965 attack on civil rights protestors  in Selma that proved a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act. Biden is scheduled to speak at the annual Martin and Coretta King Unity Brunch, a preliminary to the re-enactment of the march, [...]