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January 7, 2016 Press Release
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 7, 2016 Newsletters
It's Time To Stop the EPA's Overreach Today, the Environmental Protection Agency is one of the most powerful and most feared regulatory agencies in the country. What was originally intended to be an agency with a relatively modest charter has become much more powerful. The EPA is now claiming unrestrained authority to issue regulations that have major negative consequences for the American economy with little or no accountability to Congress.
January 6, 2016 Press Release

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 Press Release

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 Press Release
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 Press Release
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 Press Release

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 Press Release
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 Press Release
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.
November 30, 2015 Press Release

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.

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October 9, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a nationwide stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's "Waters of the United States" rule, also referred to as WOTUS, Friday. 

October 9, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a nationwide stay of the Environmental Protection Agency's "Waters of the United States" rule, also referred to as WOTUS, Friday. 

October 9, 2015

The House voted Friday to end the 40-year ban on U.S. oil exports, but the legislation faces an uncertain fate after the White House previously said it was not on board with the move.

October 9, 2015

A U.S. federal appeals court temporarily halted the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday from implementing the “Waters of the United States,” a controversial regulation of the Clean Water Act that critics considered yet

October 9, 2015

Friday, October 9, US Representatives Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) voted for HR702, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.  The bill would end the ban on the export of crude oil. 

October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7 U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R from Hoover) announced in a statement that he has voted for House Resolution 461, establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce to investigate alleged inhumane issues surrounding fetal tissue procurement practices.

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October 7, 2015

On Friday, October 2 U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R from Hoover) was among the dignitaries on hand for the Grandview Medical Center Ribbon Cutting in Birmingham, Alabama.

October 1, 2015
Wednesday, September 29, 2015 U.S. Representative Gary Palmer (R from Alabama) said in a statement that he is a cosponsor of H.R.3495, the Women's Public Health and Safety Act. H.R.3495 was introduced by Rep. Sean Duffy (R from Wisconsin). 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 on Wednesday. The bill passed by a vote of 236 to 193.
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September 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL6) questioned Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards during a heated hearing by the House Oversight Committee into the abortion provider’s receipt and use of federal appropriations in light of the recent videos depicting the dismemberment and sale of aborted baby body parts.
September 28, 2015

Friday, September 28, the political world was rocked when the Speaker of the US House of Representative John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he had made the decision to resign from the both Speakership and his seat in the US House of Representatives. 

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