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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.
October 21, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the House Budget Committee, is a cosponsor of H.R. 692, the Default Prevention Act. Introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), the bill passed the House today by a vote of 235 to 194. This bill would ensure that the debt of the United States is always paid, and default is always avoided, by ensuring that the Treasury can always borrow for the sole purpose of paying the principal and interest on the debt held by the public, or the Social Security Trust Fund.
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October 9, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, applauds Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in issuing a nationwide stay blocking EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule. A group of 18 states have sued, arguing the rule is well beyond EPA’s legal authority to issue.
October 9, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Science, Space and Technology Committee, voted for H.R. 702, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, a bill which would end the ban on the export of crude oil. With advances in oil extraction recovery technology creating major increases in U.S. oil and the discovery of major oil fields in the United States, the ban now hampers America’s ability to compete in international energy markets.
October 7, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, voted for H.Res. 461, Establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), this resolution establishes panel to investigate issues surrounding fetal tissue procurement, federal funding that goes to abortion providing organizations, and medical procedures in the case of children born alive during an attempted abortion. The legislation passed by a vote of 242 to 184.
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October 1, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), voted for H.R. 3457, the Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act. Introduced by Rep. Pat Meehan (R-PA) and co-sponsored by Palmer, this bill would prohibit the lifting of any U.S. sanctions targeting Iran unless Iran pays an estimated $43.5 billion it owes in unpaid judgements as ordered by U.S. Courts, the result of civil actions taken by victims of Iranian sponsored terrorism. U.S. courts have held Iran liable for a number of attacks carried out by its terrorist proxies, including the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut and 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, which together killed 260 American servicemen.
September 29, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), participated in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearing on Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. Palmer questioned Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s President, Cecile Richards, about the group’s extensive political activities.
September 29, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL), is a cosponsor of H.R.3495, the Women's Public Health and Safety Act. Introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), this bill allows states to exclude organizations that perform abortions from participating in Medicaid programs. Congressman Palmer voted for this bill on the House floor today. The bill passed by a vote of 236 to 193.

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