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June 3, 2016 Newsletters

Dear Friend,

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. This past weekend we thanked and remembered the brave men and women of the Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice. The Sixth District of Alabama has not been untouched by the perils of war. We have lost neighbors, friends and loved ones in defense of America's freedom. Below I remember the life of one of our communities own, Marine Lance Corporal Thomas Rivers, Jr.

Thanks for reading,
Gary Palmer

 

April 29, 2016 Press Release
The Senate Democrats blocked on Wednesday the Senate from considering an Energy and Water Appropriations bill because they did not want to vote on an amendment offered by Senator Cotton. This amendment would prohibit the Administration from spending $8.6 million to purchase heavy water from Iran. Congressman Palmer (R-AL) is dismayed by the action and offers the following statement:
January 11, 2016 In The News

While it may be a short legislative week, both the House and Senate will be in session starting Monday. There are two, big non-legislative events on the schedule this week: President Barack Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address Tuesday evening, and the Republican Conferences of both chambers leave Washington after voting Wednesday for their annual GOP retreat.

October 23, 2015 In The News

President Barack Obama issued the fifth veto of his presidency Thursday when he vetoed the annual defense authorization bill. The $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) funds the country’s military and national defense.

October 23, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton's testimony before a special House Benghazi committee offered fodder for partisans in both parties but lacked the one thing those hoping to damage her White House prospects are looking for: a smoking gun.

Democrats and Republicans jousted from the start over whether the probe is an independent fact-finding mission or an effort to smear Clinton as she campaigns for the Democratic presidential nomination. Clinton largely left to her Democratic allies on the panel the work of trying to discredit the committee's work as political.

October 23, 2015 In The News

For only the fifth time since he took office in 2008, President Obama used his veto powers Monday, blocking a defense spending bill that was passed by Congress.

The veto of the National Defense Authorization Act starts the clock ticking for a new agreement that must be hammered out before the Pentagon finds itself once again furloughing personnel and cutting almost all programs.

October 22, 2015 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), who supported the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA) in the House, strongly disagrees with the Obama Administration’s veto of the NDAA and urges Congress to override his veto. 

October 22, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSFA) -

President Barack Obama praised a massive $612 billion defense spending bill Thursday before vetoing it in a rebuke of the GOP.

October 22, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — Earlier this month Congress passed on a bipartisan basis the $612 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) funding the country’s military and national defense. Thursday afternoon President Obama vetoed the NDAA, disagreeing with an increase in military action spending without increases in domestic spending.

October 1, 2015 Press Release
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), voted for H.R. 3457, the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act. Introduced by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) and co-sponsored by Palmer, this bill would prohibit the lifting of any U.S. sanctions targeting Iran unless Iran pays an estimated $43.5 billion it owes in unpaid judgements as ordered by U.S. Courts, the result of civil actions taken by victims of Iranian sponsored terrorism. U.S. courts have held Iran liable for a number of attacks carried out by its terrorist proxies, including the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut and 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, which together killed 260 American servicemen.