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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.
September 29, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) congratulates Crestline Elementary School in Mountain Brook and Shades Cahaba Elementary School in Homewood, for being recognized today by the Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015.
September 25, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington D.C. – Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) says the following concerning Speaker Boehner’s announcement that he will resign as Speaker of the House and from Congress at the end of October:
September 18, 2015
For Immediate Release Washington, DC – Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), voted today for H.R. 3134 the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, which would create a moratorium on any funding for Planned Parenthood, as well as H.R. 3504, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which provides greater protection for infants that survive the abortion procedure.
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