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November 30, 2015

Washington D.C. – U.S. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) is pleased that Congress passed H.R. 3490, the NCFI Authorization Act, which fully authorizes The National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, Alabama.

November 19, 2015
Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), supported H.R. 3189, The Fed Oversight Reform and Modernization (FORM) Act. This bill increases transparency at the Federal Reserve, requiring the organization to explain its decisions, while protecting it from excessive politicization. It would also place tighter controls on the Federal Reserve’s ability to conduct bailouts.
November 18, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), supported H.R. 1737, Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act. This bill would revoke the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) 2013 auto lending guidance bulletin, which has hampered the availability of indirect auto loans (loans facilitated by car dealers), particularly to the most vulnerable. Using a flawed model that bases decisions on what loans are authorized using nothing more than last names and zip codes, CFPB’s enforcement has led to rising costs for consumers. The bill was supported by a wide, bipartisan majority.
November 10, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) joins Americans all over the country celebrating our nation’s veterans this Veterans Day, and offers the following statement:
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November 3, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment and the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, introduced the Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015. This bill would remove the ability of the EPA to regulate so-called “greenhouse gasses,” an authority the EPA assumed after Massachusetts v. EPA, a controversial 5-4 Supreme Court decision which interpreted the Clean Air Act to allow regulations of common and necessary compounds that were not contemplated when the act was originally passed.
October 29, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), supported Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House.
October 28, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the House Budget Committee, voted against H.R. 1314, The Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015. The bill would increase spending caps established by the Budget Control Act (a.k.a. sequestration) for the fiscal year 2016-2017 by a combined $80 billion, divided between defense and non-defense spending, and suspends the debt limit until March 15, 2017, allowing for approximately $1.5 trillion in new federal debt.
October 22, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment and the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior, both of which have jurisdiction over the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), sent a letter along with Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith concerning the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) to the Governors and Attorneys General of all 50 states. The letter urges the states to delay submitting a State Implementation Plan (SIP) until all of the numerous legal challenges to the rule are exhausted. Submitting a SIP is optional under the law.
October 22, 2015

For Immediate Release

Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), who supported the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA) in the House, strongly disagrees with the Obama Administration’s veto of the NDAA and urges Congress to override his veto. 

October 21, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and a longtime supporter of expanded educational options, voted for H.R. 10, the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Reauthorization Act. This bill would reauthorize the District of Columbia’s Opportunity Scholarship Program (DC OSP) which gives scholarships to low-income families in the District of Columbia to attend a private school of their choice.

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