Gary Palmer

Gary Palmer


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Rep. Palmer Discusses Clean Water Act with EPA Assistant Administrator

2019-09-18 21:32:51

Rep. Palmer on China, Environmental Issues, Gun Violence, etc.

2019-08-28 18:32:09

Rep. Gary Palmer on 2nd Amendment, Domestic Terrorism, and Solutions

2019-08-13 19:21:44

Rep. Palmer Q&A on Outdated Water System Proposals

2019-07-19 15:46:22

Rep. Palmer Q&A on Electric Vehicles

2019-07-18 16:34:33

Rep. Palmer Speaks Against Making Paper Ballots Mandatory

2019-06-27 15:30:02

Rep. Palmer Q&A on Use of Federal Buildings

2019-06-17 15:48:43

Rep. Palmer Speaks in Favor of Withdrawing from Paris Climate Accord

2019-06-13 20:52:16

Rep. Palmer Q&A on Disaster Relief

2019-05-24 14:38:18

Rep. Palmer Q&A on Carbon Emissions

2019-05-23 17:30:27

Rep. Palmer Speaking on Centennial of the Passage of the 19th Amendment

2019-05-22 18:24:57

Rep. Palmer Q&A on Foreign Influence in Freight Rail Sectors

2019-05-16 21:37:39

Rep. Palmer Q&A on Airport Investment, Competition, & Security

2019-04-10 19:43:22

Rep. Palmer Speaks on Threats to Free & Fair Elections

2019-03-06 22:24:00

Rep. Palmer Requests Vote for Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

2019-02-27 15:52:26

Rep. Palmer Speaking on Federal Agency Litigation Activity (H.R. 995)

2019-02-11 22:31:36

Rep. Palmer Speaking on Protecting U.S. Southern Border

2018-12-20 15:38:43

Rep. Palmer on Backdoor Spending in Federal Agencies

2018-12-11 21:08:49

Rep. Palmer's Opening Statement on Backdoor Spending

2018-12-11 21:02:34

Rep. Palmer's Q&A on Misconduct within U.S. Forest Service

2018-11-15 22:25:13

Contact Information

207 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4921
Fax 202-225-2082

Mr. Palmer, who grew up in Hackleburg, a small town in Northwest Alabama, now lives in Hoover and represents Alabama’s 6th Congressional District. Mr. Palmer attended the University of Alabama and was the first person on either side of his family to attend college. In addition, he was a walk-on member of the football team under legendary football coach Bear Bryant. After earning a B.S. in Operations Management, he worked in the private sector for 12 years; including nine with two major engineering construction companies, before involvement with Focus on the Family lead him to start the Alabama Family Alliance which later became the Alabama Policy Institute.

Palmer served as President of the Alabama Policy Institute for 24 years. During his tenure, the Alabama Policy Institute became a full-spectrum public policy organization that engaged in virtually all policy issues that affected Alabamians. It is considered the premier conservative think-tank in Alabama.

Palmer also was a founding member of the board of directors of the State Policy Network, an umbrella organization for various state-based think-tanks. He served on the State Policy Network board for six years, the last two as chairman. Leading this broad coalition of policy thinkers gave Palmer exposure and knowledge of policy problems that confront all 50 states. When State Policy Network was founded in 1992, there were fewer than 20 state think-tanks in their network. Today, State Policy Network has 65 member organizations.

Palmer served on four different state commissions on behalf of three different Governors. He was appointed to the Welfare Reform Commission by Governor Fob James. He also served as an advisor to Governor James’ Aerospace, Science and Technology Task Force. He was appointed to the Task Force to Strengthen Alabama Families by Governor Bob Riley, and the Alabama Commission on Improving State Government by Governor Robert Bentley.

In 2014, he was elected to the 114th Congress, having never served in office before. In Congress, Palmer is focused on paying down the national debt by cutting spending; regulatory reform by reducing the number and expense of federal regulations; lowering energy costs and spurring economic growth and job creation by accessing America’s vast energy resources; and replacing Obamacare with a health care plan that puts people back in charge of their health care decisions and that will truly make health care affordable and available; and protecting life in all its forms. Palmer serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and as Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. He is also a member of the Republican Study Committee and its Steering Committee.

Palmer has been a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham since 1993, and he is a Paul Harris Fellow. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Mobile. He and his wife Ann live in Hoover, Alabama where they attend Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama. They have three children, Claire, Kathleen and Rob.

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