Gary Palmer

Gary Palmer


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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

Rep. Palmer on Good Day Alabama: Ending Pandemic Unemployment Aid, Border Crisis, and More

2021-05-12 15:54:38

Rep. Palmer on Rising Energy Costs

2021-05-06 17:44:16

Leader McCarthy Presents Rep. Palmer's Border Testimony Compilation

2021-04-22 17:56:27

Rep. Palmer on "Green Jobs" and Costs of Renewable Energy

2021-04-21 14:44:50

Rep. Palmer on the Economic Injustice of Canceling the Keystone Pipeline

2021-04-16 13:56:07

Rep. Palmer on Energy Cost Disparities

2021-04-15 20:49:00

Rep. Palmer with CBS42 on Biden Infrastructure Plan

2021-04-07 17:44:30

CBS 42: Rep. Gary Palmer Surveys Damage from March 25 Tornadoes in Alabama's 6th District

2021-03-29 15:17:42

Rep. Palmer on Dangers of Restricting Second Amendment Rights

2021-03-10 23:09:18

Rep. Palmer Warns of Dangers of Federal Takeover of Elections

2021-03-02 18:10:35

Rep. Palmer: Democrats have Abandoned Americans by Keeping Schools Closed

2021-02-27 16:46:50

Rep. Palmer on COVID Relief Spending and Cures, and NIH Spending on Drug Overdoses

2021-02-12 20:07:09

Congressman Palmer talks live from DC with Leland Whaley on January 6th, 2021

2021-02-09 16:11:45

Rep. Palmer with APT Capital Journal on Capitol Storming, Election Results, and Going Forward

2021-01-11 20:50:11

Rep. Palmer Q&A on Purdue Pharma and Opioids

2020-12-17 21:07:59

Rep. Gary Palmer Speaking in Honor of 419th Anniversary of KJV Bible

2020-12-10 16:54:20

Rep. Palmer with Hallie Jackson on COVID Relief, NDAA, 2020 Election, Etc.

2020-12-08 22:16:15

Rep. Palmer on Dangers of Counting Non-Citizens in 2020 Census

2020-12-03 18:27:17

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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