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January 20, 2016
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (AL-06) is hosting a reception to recognize the young men and women who received nominations to the U.S. Military Academies, and who desire to serve our nation. Congressman Palmer and the Nomination Committee will both be present.
January 13, 2016
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Interior and the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment, voted for S.J. Res. 22 which would nullify the so-called “Waters of the United States” rule that allows for onerous environmental regulations that apply to even the smallest bodies of water, such as ponds and ditches, which will cause great harm to many farmers and ranchers.
January 7, 2016
Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) supported H.R. 712, the Sunshine for Regulatory Degrees and Settlements Act, which passed the house today. This bill is aimed at curbing so called “Sue and Settle” abuses in the regulatory system, whereby an outside entity, oftentimes a special interest group, sues a regulatory agency, and the agency agrees to a settlement that would accomplish the agency’s regulatory goals without going through the normal regulatory process.
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January 6, 2016

Washington D.C. –  Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) applauded the passage of Senate amendments to H.R. 3762, a budget “reconciliation” bill that repeals critical components of Obamacare.  The bill also places a one-year moratorium on Planned Parenthood funding.  The bill will now go to President Obama’s desk.

January 5, 2016

Washington D.C. –  U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), a gun owner and a supporter of the Second Amendment, condemned President Obama’s executive orders concerning firearms as being both beyond the scope of his Constitutional power and ineffective at stopping gun violence.

December 18, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the House Budget Committee, voted against H.R. 2029, the “Omnibus” spending bill, because it doesn’t abide by the budget resolution passed by the House and it failed to include necessary policy corrections.
December 17, 2015
Washington D.C. – Today at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing entitled “Terrorist Travel: Vetting for National Security Concerns,” Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), questioned Obama Administration officials about threats from terrorists entering our country by taking advantage of our visa laws. This threat has become more urgent after the recent attack in San Bernardino, California, where one perpetrator, Tashfeen Malik, was a foreign national who was cleared to enter the U.S. by exploiting weak points in our visa laws.
December 10, 2015

For Immediate Release

Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), notes the coming end of the 21st session of the Conference of Parties, part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Paris, France, and calls on the Obama Administration to submit any agreement reached to the Senate for ratification, as required under the Constitution.

December 8, 2015
Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Interior, attended a hearing on the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) recently proposed Stream Protection Rule, which would have significant negative effects on energy production. The original version of the rule, passed in 1979, created a buffer zone around year-round streams near mining operations. The new, more stringent rule would have significant negative economic effects. Estimates say it could cost up to 280,000 Americans their jobs.
December 1, 2015
Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), supported S.J. Res 23 and S.J. Res 24, which are aimed at stopping the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Clean Power Plan (CPP) regulations that will have significant negative effects on the economy. These resolutions are brought pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, which creates an expedited procedure by which Congress can vote to disapprove of regulations that have an economic impact of more than $100 million. The Senate has already passed these resolutions.

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