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June 3, 2016 Newsletters

Dear Friend,

Thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. This past weekend we thanked and remembered the brave men and women of the Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice. The Sixth District of Alabama has not been untouched by the perils of war. We have lost neighbors, friends and loved ones in defense of America's freedom. Below I remember the life of one of our communities own, Marine Lance Corporal Thomas Rivers, Jr.

Thanks for reading,
Gary Palmer

 

November 30, 2015 Newsletters
The EPA is out of control. Because of this, I have introduced The Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015. This bill would remove the ability of the EPA to regulate so-called “greenhouse gasses,” an authority the EPA assumed after Massachusetts v. EPA, a controversial 5-4 Supreme Court decision handed down in 2007 which interpreted the Clean Air Act to allow regulations of common and necessary compounds that were not contemplated when the act was originally passed.
November 11, 2015 In The News

America exists because brave patriots 240 years ago were willing to pay the price to fight and win the Revolutionary war.  Whether it was fighting the English, Indians, pirates, Mexico, Spain, our own Southern States, Germany, Italy, Japan, Chinese Communists, North Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, etc., generation after generation of brave Americans have stood up to defend the flag, the Constitution, and these United States.  We honor them one day a year on the anniversary of Armistice Day, the day that World War One ended.

November 11, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — As thousands of Alabamians gather today to commemorate and celebrate the military men and women who have served the United States with honor. It’s more than a day off from work, or a parade bedecked with red, white, and blue banners. Veterans Day is a time for all Americans to reflect on the ways we can serve those who served us.

In that spirit, many Alabama lawmakers have released statements expressing their gratitude for the nation’s veterans.

November 11, 2015 In The News

There are 19.3 million veterans living in the United States and 409,997 of them call Alabama home.

Today, in honor of Veterans Day, members of the Alabama congressional delegation are paying tribute to their selfless service and sacrifices.

Here’s what the Alabama delegation is saying in honor of Veterans Day:

November 10, 2015 Press Release
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) joins Americans all over the country celebrating our nation’s veterans this Veterans Day, and offers the following statement:
July 29, 2015 Press Release
For Immediate Release Washington, DC – Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), voted for H.R. 1994, the VA Accountability Act of 2015, which passed the House today. The bill is aimed at remedying some of the abuses that have been revealed as part of the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) scandal.
May 29, 2015 In The News

HOOVER – On Thursday, May 28, Support Our Soldiers Alabama hosted its fourth-annual Memorial Day Dinner at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Hoover.

Support Our Soldiers Alabama is a non-profit organization that was started by Shelby County residents Dr. and Mrs. Thomas (Charon) Rivers, Sr. after the death of their son, Lance Cpl. Thomas Rivers, Jr., who was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 28, 2010.

May 26, 2015 In The News

MONTEVALLO – Alabama National Cemetery paid tribute to the nation’s heroes, those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, during a Memorial Day ceremony today.

The National Cemetery Administration hosted ceremonies across the country with the help of local communities.

Each community added their own special touch of patriotism and “thanks” from a grateful nation during the events.

Participants and attendees included local military, Veteran Service Organizations, and community and elected leaders.