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At the beginning of my first term in Congress I paid symbolic respect to a man I have known for over 22 years by voting for him as Speaker of the House. That man is Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.
Mr. Sessions is now President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general. Mr. Trump picked the right man, and the leftist media and deluded Democrats know it. That is why they have launched a disingenuous and dishonest smear campaign against this honorable man who has ably served his state and nation with great integrity.
November 18, 2016
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Cate Cullen (202)225-4921
Palmer Statement on Senator Jeff Sessions
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) offered the following statement:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday morning that the subsidies provided through federally-run ObamaCare exchanges are lawful.
The 6-3 decision in King v. Burwell is being touted as a “major win” for the Obama administration’s signature, and most controversial legislation.
Thirty-four states currently rely on the federal marketplace, had the Supreme Court ruled the other way the entire law would have been hobbled nearly to the point of ineffectiveness.
Most of Alabama's congressional delegation slammed the Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that upheld a contested portion of the Affordable Care Act. Some members pushed for repealing the health care law in light of the court's 6-3 decision that ruled subsidies for coverage are legal in all states, not just in those that set up their own health care exchanges.
U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer:
I’ve long been an advocate for repealing this unworkable and unaffordable law. Today’s decision by SCOTUS makes it even more imperative that Congress work to fully repeal it. As far as the opinion is concerned, I agree with Justice Scalia when he writes in dissent: