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May 24, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), Chairman of the Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee, was named a member of the Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs, a bipartisan group of lawmakers focused on balancing the interests between federal, state, tribal, and local governments.
June 7, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Palmer (R-AL) offered an amendment to H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act.
June 11, 2015 Press Release
For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. - Congressman Gary Palmer sent a letter to Ambassador Michael Froman, the United States Trade Representative, asking for greater access to the current draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), specifically, that he be emailed a copy for further review.
June 5, 2015 Press Release
For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. - Congressman Gary Palmer notes the 11th Anniversary of the death of President Ronald Reagan, and says the following: “President Reagan took office during a time of economic turmoil and American retreat internationally. Many thought America was in a state of irreversible decline. Yet under Reagan’s watch, the economy boomed, inflation was tamed, and the Cold War was all but won.
June 1, 2015 Press Release
For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. - Congressman Gary Palmer voted for H.R. 1335, “The Strengthening Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act” (Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization) and says the following:
February 27, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — In a House Oversight and Government Reform committee hearing Thursday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL6) raked Environmental Protection Agency consultant Dr. Susan Tierney over the coals for the agency’s use of armed agents when investigating possible violators.

“EPA has been very aggressive in enforcement,” Rep. Palmer said, “and it’s gone from a regulatory agency to almost operating like a police state, I’ll just be blunt about it.”

February 24, 2015 In The News
WASHINGTON — President Obama has vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have transported up to 830,000 barrels of oil across the country every day, and provided up as many as 42,000 jobs, and Alabama’s Congressional delegation is less than enthused by the President’s decision.
February 3, 2015 In The News


President Obama revealed his record $4 trillion spending plan to Congress on Monday, a budget that is being widely viewed as "dead on arrival."

Several Alabama lawmakers were vocally critical of Obama's budget package, which includes tax increases on wealthier Americans and the elimination of some spending caps to favor domestic and military programs.

February 2, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Gary Palmer, a member of the House Budget Committee, offers the following statement concerning the budget proposed by President Obama: