Gary Palmer

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Palmer Speaks Out Against Biden Vaccine Mandate

2021-11-19 18:56:41

Rep. Palmer Shares Concerns on an Approaching "Costliest Winter in Years"

2021-11-16 21:48:34

Palmer calls out House Democrats for Developing Major Legislation "Behind Closed Doors"

2021-10-28 18:26:07

Rep. Palmer on Rising Heat Costs as Democrats Push "Renewable Energy"

2021-10-20 20:39:49

Rep. Palmer: "The Lives of Those Lost to Abortion Mattered"

2021-09-23 13:56:16

Rep. Gary Palmer Cites Evidence of CRT being Taught in US Schools

2021-09-16 14:43:35

Rep. Palmer on Fentanyl Overdose Crisis

2021-09-15 16:54:02

Democrats Applaud Critical Race Theory in Energy & Commerce Markup

2021-09-14 21:41:38

Rep. Palmer Calls out Democrat Bill's Support of Forced Labor

2021-09-14 16:33:41

Rep. Palmer: Hypocrisy of "Defund the Police" Movement and of Afghanistan Abandonment

2021-09-14 15:05:38

Congressman Palmer on $3.5 Trillion Democrat Tax Bill

2021-09-13 16:44:16

Rep. Palmer talks Afghanistan with Rep. Fallon on Newsmax

2021-09-07 14:46:49

Rep. Palmer on Anti-Science PFAS Action Act

2021-07-21 18:48:50

Rep. Palmer on Protecting Against Ransomware Attacks

2021-07-20 18:46:37

Rep. Palmer on Infrastructure Needs

2021-07-01 17:04:41

Rep. Palmer on Expense and Eminent Domain Use for Renewables

2021-06-30 16:22:22

Rep. Palmer Supports the Hyde Amendment

2021-06-24 21:30:11

Rep. Palmer on the Dangers of Outright Bans on PFAS Chemicals

2021-06-24 15:51:40

Rep. Palmer: Widespread Use of PFAS Requires More Discussion on Uses

2021-06-16 19:17:00

Rep. Palmer Honors Memory of Alabama Veteran on House Floor

2021-06-16 16:37:12

Contact Information

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

Mr. Palmer grew up in Hackleburg, a small town in Northwest Alabama, and 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 Energy and Commerce 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 adult children, Claire, Kathleen, and Rob.

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