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July 19, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) released the following statement after the House Budget Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget.
March 22, 2016 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) released the following statement following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium this morning:
December 18, 2015 In The News

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill by an overwhelming 316-113 vote Friday morning, wrapping up a frenzied month of legislating just in time for the lawmakers to head home for the holidays.

December 18, 2015 Press Release
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the House Budget Committee, voted against H.R. 2029, the “Omnibus” spending bill, because it doesn’t abide by the budget resolution passed by the House and it failed to include necessary policy corrections.
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Today at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing entitled “Terrorist Travel: Vetting for National Security Concerns,” Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), questioned Obama Administration officials about threats from terrorists entering our country by taking advantage of our visa laws. This threat has become more urgent after the recent attack in San Bernardino, California, where one perpetrator, Tashfeen Malik, was a foreign national who was cleared to enter the U.S. by exploiting weak points in our visa laws.
November 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington D.C. – U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) is pleased that Congress passed H.R. 3490, the NCFI Authorization Act, which fully authorizes The National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, Alabama.

“The National Computer Forensics Institute is a one-of-a-kind facility that trains scores of officers, prosecutors and judges from all 50 states in cyber-security, and has graduates from hundreds of agencies,” Palmer said.  “I am pleased that the House supports its full authorization.”

November 19, 2015 In The News

Alabama's House delegation was unanimous in voting to put plans for the U.S. to take in Iraqi and Syrian refugees on hold for at least two years on Thursday, helping the lower chamber reach a veto-proof majority against President Barack Obama. The legislation passed by a vote of 289-137.

November 17, 2015 In The News

In the face of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Alabama lawmakers are taking a stand against continued Syrian refugee immigration to the United States fearing a similar terrorist plot in the U.S.

Reports claim at least one of the terrorists involved in the Paris attacks had slipped into the country with refugees fleeing the chaos in Syria.

France has already shut its borders after terrorists killed at least 129 people on Friday, and several other countries in the European Union are reassessing their immigration protocols.