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October 5, 2017 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Cate Cullen (202)225-4921

Palmer and Velázquez Introduce Puerto Rico Humanitarian Relief Act

September 28, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) issued the following statement after President Trump issued a waiver on the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, more commonly known as the Jones Act, for Puerto Rico.
August 10, 2017 Newsletters

We have reached the mid-point of 2017. In the first six months we saw the House pass over 170 bills including two of the most important bills in a decade. The American Health Care Act is the House bill that takes the first step toward repealing Obamacare and beginning the process of repairing our broken healthcare system.

August 10, 2017 Newsletters

The August work period is upon us and I am happy to be back home meeting with constituents all across the Sixth District. I am hosting two town halls next week in Calera and Hueytown, and I would like to invite you to join in on the conversation at one of them.

August 7, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) will host two Town Halls throughout Alabama’s Sixth District in August. The events are open to the public and will afford the people of the Sixth Congressional District the opportunity to ask questions and share their opinion on current events with Congressman Palmer.
July 20, 2017 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Cate Cullen (202)225-4921

Palmer Announces 2017 U.S. Service Academy Appointments

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.
June 6, 2017 Newsletters

Dear Friend,

Some may call our district work periods “recess” or a “vacation”, but they are anything but that. Instead they are a great opportunity for me to connect with the great people of Alabama’s Sixth District and see all of the good happening in our own backyards! 

May 25, 2017 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Cate Cullen (202)225-4921

Palmer Introduces the APPEAL Act

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.


In The News

January 10, 2017

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.

February 25, 2016

The federal government’s most important responsibility is to protect this nation and its citizens. That includes protecting against cyberattacks.

January 14, 2016

On Wednesday, January 14 the U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a resolution to overturn the controversial Obama Administration redefinition of “Waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act to include all manner of small areas where waters collects, such as ditches, puddles and ponds.

January 14, 2016

WASHINGTON — Alabama’s congressional delegation on Wednesday voted unanimously to nullify the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) so-called Waters of the United States Rule, which imposes federal environmental regulations on small bodies of water, even puddles.

January 13, 2016

What do talk radio host Matt Murphy and the youngest participant in the Selma to Montgomery march have in common? They'll both at President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday night, as separate guests of members of Alabama's congressional delegation.

January 11, 2016

While it may be a short legislative week, both the House and Senate will be in session starting Monday.

January 11, 2016

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

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

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.

January 6, 2016

CHELSEA— Congressman Gary Palmer will join several chambers of commerce Feb. 18 for an “Eggs and Issues” breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the new community center in Chelsea, 11101 County Road.

Palmer will provide an update on events in Washington.