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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.
January 11, 2016 In The News

On Friday, January 8, 2015, President Obama’s vetoed a bill, HR3762, that would have dismantled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (popularly known as Obamacare), and eliminated federal funding for the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

January 7, 2016 In The News

On Wednesday, January 6, Congress passed HR3762, a budget “reconciliation” bill that repeals components of Obamacare and places a one-year moratorium on Planned Parenthood funding. The bill will now go to President Obama’s desk. US Representatives Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), and Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) released statements supporting the legislation.

January 7, 2016 In The News

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives sent legislation to President Barack ObamaWednesday after voting to repeal his legacy health law in efforts to fulfill a 2014 promise to voters.

December 30, 2015 In The News

Although Congress passed a bi-partisan budget deal on Friday to avert a government shutdown, only two members of the Alabama delegation followed the leaders of their parties' call to approve the omnibus bill that funds the government until September.

U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt, R-Haleyville, and Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, were the only two "yes" votes for the omnibus in the House; both Sens. Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions voted against it in the Senate, as they previously indicated they would.

December 21, 2015 In The News

On Friday, December 18, the massive omnibus spending bill that funds the government until the end of September easily passed the US House of Representatives.  US Representatives Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), and Mike Rogers (R-Saks) each separately released statements explaining why they voted no on the legislation.

The only members of the Alabama congressional delegation to vote “yes” on the legislation were Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Selma).

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.
October 30, 2015 In The News

Thursday, October 28, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) voted against HR1314, The Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015.  The bill would increase the spending caps established by the Budget Control Act (a.k.a. sequestration) for the fiscal year 2016-2017 by a combined $80 billion, divided equally between defense and non-defense spending.  The deal also suspends the debt limit until March 15, 2017, allowing for an estimated $1.5 trillion in new federal debt on top of the $18.4 trillion that we already owe.

October 28, 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. 1314, The Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. The bill would increase spending caps established by the Budget Control Act (a.k.a. sequestration) for the fiscal year 2016-2017 by a combined $80 billion, divided between defense and non-defense spending, and suspends the debt limit until March 15, 2017, allowing for approximately $1.5 trillion in new federal debt.