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June 13, 2016
Every year I have the honor and privilege of nominating outstanding students from the Sixth District of Alabama for an appointment to our nation’s service academies. Receiving an appointment to a service academy is a competitive process with each academy having an acceptance rate of less than 20%.
June 7, 2016
Congressman Palmer (R-AL) offered an amendment to H.R. 5278, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act.
May 31, 2016
Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) will hold a Breakfast Town Hall at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 2nd in Brent, Alabama. The event is open to the public and will afford the people of the 6th Congressional District the opportunity to ask questions and share their opinion on current events with Congressman Palmer.
May 30, 2016
A single moment can change a person’s views on the world and the people around them. April 28th, 2010 did that to me. On that day, in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, Lance Corporal Thomas Rivers, Jr. gave his last full measure of devotion. Rivers was a team leader with 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines Regiment.
May 26, 2016
Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) announced today that the following fire departments in Alabama’s 6th Congressional District received Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grants from the Department of Homeland Security:
May 17, 2016
Ben Rhodes, a top Obama aide, evoked executive privilege to avoid attending the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, yet has plenty of time to speak with the New York Times Magazine about the “echo chamber” he created to successfully pass the Iran Deal this past fall. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) issued the following statement after hearing from the remaining witnesses:
May 13, 2016
Today the Obama Administration issued a new guidance over transgender bathroom/shower access in schools. The guidance is designed to require schools receiving federal funds to allow students to use the facility of the gender with which they identify. In order to force public schools to comply, the Administration has threatened to restrict access to federal education funds for schools or states. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) offered the following statement:
May 4, 2016
Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) announced Emery Walton, a student at Indian Springs School, as the winner of the 6th District’s 2016 Art Competition last night. Walton’s artwork titled “Hide and Seek” was selected as the grand prize winner by three local artists: Amy Crews, Melanie Morris and David Nichols.
April 29, 2016
The Senate Democrats blocked on Wednesday the Senate from considering an Energy and Water Appropriations bill because they did not want to vote on an amendment offered by Senator Cotton. This amendment would prohibit the Administration from spending $8.6 million to purchase heavy water from Iran. Congressman Palmer (R-AL) is dismayed by the action and offers the following statement: