Roby is the representative for Alabama’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 5, 2011. Roby is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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Read our 2019 Report Card for Roby.
Roby is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Roby has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Oct 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Martha Roby sits on the following committees:
Roby was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Roby sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Roby’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5656: Working Families Flexibility Act of 2020
- H.Res. 711: Recognizing and celebrating the 200th anniversary of the entry of Alabama into the ...
- H.Res. 681: Recognizing the National Peanut Festival held annually in Dothan, Alabama, and the importance ...
- H.R. 4997: ARTS Act
- H.R. 3533: Combat Violent Crime Act of 2019
- H.R. 7113 (115th): Combat Violent Crime Act of 2018
- H.R. 6847 (115th): Preventing Child Exploitation Act of 2018
From Jan 2011 to Oct 2020, Roby missed 193 of 6,264 roll call votes, which is 3.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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