Roby to lead Armed Services subcommitteeAl.com
(Enoch, 1/22) reports, "The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee named Rep. Martha Roby as chairperson of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on Tuesday. 'I'm grateful for the opportunity and responsibility to chair the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,' Roby said in a press release from her office. 'It is a tremendous honor to chair a subcommittee, particularly one so critical to ensuring our military operates with efficiency and effectiveness.'"Roby calls on Senate to pass budget following House voteAl.com
(Enoch, 1/23) reports, "U.S. Rep. Martha Roby called on the U.S. Senate to pass a responsible budget, following a House vote Wednesday to temporarily suspend the government's borrowing limit to avoid a default. 'Families do it. State legislatures do it. City councils do it. Even student councils do it. Yet, for four years, the Senate has failed to pass a budget,' said Roby, R-Montgomery, in a prepared statement following the vote. 'It's beyond irresponsible; it's downright reckless, and it ends now.' Roby was among the representatives who voted for the measure in a 285-144 vote Wednesday."Brooks questions Clinton in House hearing over Benghazi deathsAl.com
(Gattis, 1/23) reports, "U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, took part [Wednesday] in the questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a House hearing over the death of four Americans in a Libyan uprising last year. The exchange between Brooks and Clinton was televised live by CNN. Specifically, Brooks asked about testimony U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice gave about the incident. Rice testified that the attack that killed Chris Stevens, ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans was a spontaneous event."
Aderholt supports raising debt ceiling, cites no pay for CongressThe Huntsville Times
(Gattis, 1/23) reports, "In casting a vote to temporarily suspend the federal debt ceiling today, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt emphasized a provision that also suspended pay for Congress until a budget is passed. The bill cleared the House with bipartisan support and the Senate is expected to vote on the bill next week, The Washington Post
reported. Aderholt stressed the part of the bill that pressures Congress to pass a budget rather than the GOP relenting on suspending the debt ceiling."