By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
WASHINGTON, DC—Monday, January 9, 2017, Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Mark Walker (R-North Carolina) announced that US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Alabama) has been appointed to the RSC Steering Committee.
The RSC is a caucus of 172 conservative members of the Republican Party in the United States House of Representatives. It’s key legislative initiatives include passing free trade agreements, advocating socially conservative legislation and supporting the right to bear arms.
“I am honored to be selected as a member of the RSC Steering Committee,” Palmer stated. “The policies and legislation we introduce and pass are more important than ever as we enter in to the 115th Congress. I look forward to working with the RSC, my fellow members of the Steering Committee and Chairman Mark Walker to develop and promote conservative and forward-thinking legislation that will help get our nation back on the right track.”
The RSC claims to exist to bring like-minded House members together to promote a strong, principled legislative agenda that will limit government, strengthen our national defense, boost America’s economy and preserve traditional values and balance our budget.
“In the 115th Congress, we have a unique opportunity to do more than simply make an argument – we have the opportunity to make a positive difference,” said Walker. “I am proud to have Rep. Gary Palmer as a member of the Republican Study Committee’s Steering Committee. His guidance will be vital as we work to advance conservative policies with a strong voice that addresses the challenges facing our nation. It’s an honor to work with Gary and I appreciate his leadership as a trusted advisor.”
US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Alabama) also serves on the RSC Steering Committee, which oversees the operation of the organization and provides the chairman with guidance. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act is expected to be a priority for the group.
“I’m proud to be included on this list of Members of Congress pushing for a repeal and replacement of Obamacare,” Byrne said. “Obamacare was built on a bunch of lies, and now it is our job to try and make things right for the American people. We can’t simply do nothing and allow this law to continue collapsing while American families suffer.”