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Palmer Appointed to Intergovernmental Affairs Task Force

May 24, 2017
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Cate Cullen (202)225-4921

Palmer Appointed to Intergovernmental Affairs Task Force


Washington, DC – 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.

“Over the years our government has drifted away from Federalism and the system of governing our Founding Fathers created,” said Palmer. “The creation of this Task Force will greatly aid in our ability to steer our country back on the right path with a robust economy, job creation, and each branch of government properly functioning.”


1. Partner with states, tribes, and local governments to balance the interests of governments

2. Provide a forum for states, cities, and counties to showcase their innovation and creativity in solving public policy problems

3. Examine the effects of federal rules and regulations on state and local partners

4. Develop proposals to partner with and empower states, tribes, local governments, private institutions, families and individuals

5. Examine the extent to which the burdens shared among states, tribes and local governments may be re-allocated to improve the quality of life in all communities



CHAIRMAN:  Speaker’s Designee Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)


Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL)

Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN)

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)

Rep. John Culberson (R-TX)

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

Rep. Jenniffer Gonzáles-Colón (R-PR)


Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ)

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA)

Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA)

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD)

Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL)


National Association of Counties (NACo)

National Governors Association (NGA)

Council of State Governments (CSG)

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

National League of Cities (NLC)

U.S. Conference of Mayors

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)