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July 7, 2016 Press Release
Today the House passed Congressman Gary Palmer’s (R-AL) bill H.R. 4361 the Government Reform and Improvement Act with a vote of 240-181
May 17, 2016 Press Release
Ben Rhodes, a top Obama aide, evoked executive privilege to avoid attending the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, yet has plenty of time to speak with the New York Times Magazine about the “echo chamber” he created to successfully pass the Iran Deal this past fall. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) issued the following statement after hearing from the remaining witnesses:
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:
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:
March 1, 2016 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform reported favorably Congressman Gary Palmer’s (R-AL) bill H.R. 4361, the Federal Information Systems Safeguards (FISS) Act of 2016, by recorded vote (21-16) today.
February 23, 2016 Press Release
Washington D.C. – Today the Pentagon submitted a plan to Congress to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) issued the following statement:
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.
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.