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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.
The federal government’s most important responsibility is to protect this nation and its citizens. That includes protecting against cyberattacks.
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.
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.
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.
While it may be a short legislative week, both the House and Senate will be in session starting Monday.
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.
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.
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.