Palmer votes against American Health Care Act

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 16, 2017, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) was one of three Republicans on the House Budget Committee to vote against the American Health Care Act.

Congressman Gary Palmer issued the following statement: “We have one opportunity to answer the healthcare crisis the American people are facing. In my opinion, the current bill does not answer this crisis. I voted against the American Health Care Act in the Budget Committee because the promises of changes in the future are insufficient. Now that the bill has been reported out of committee, I will continue to work for the changes that are necessary to ensure Medicaid is a viable and affordable program to provide healthcare to the people who need it most. In that regard, I believe block granting Medicaid to the states and requiring work for able-bodied working age adults are essential to achieving this objective. I look forward to working with my colleagues to make these and other improvements to this bill.”
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Rogers re-introduces legislation to leave the United Nations

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC—Tuesday, January 2, 2017, US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) re-introduced his legislation for the United States to leave the United Nations.

On the opening day of the 115th Congress, Rogers stated, “My first act of the new Congress was to reintroduce my bill to end the United States’ involvement in the United Nations.

“I am excited to work with my colleagues in the House of Representatives in the new 115th Congress,” Rogers went on to say. “With President-elect Donald J. Trump coming into office later this month, we have the exciting opportunity to shape an agenda that repeals Obamacare, cuts regulations, provides real tax relief for hard working families, and protects the rights of the unborn.” Read More

The shape of things to come?

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls to find Sessions’ replacement upon his confirmation as US Attorney General. From a novice State representative to Chief Justice Moore himself, Bentley is parading potential candidates around like beauty pageant contestants. Each day the press publishes an ever-expanding list of hopeful nominees. It seems more like a charade than a selection process. Identifying the next junior Senator from Alabama is serious business, with little in common with the spectacle it now seems to have become. Perhaps, Bentley is using the Senate interviews to line up support for the billion dollar prison bill he plans to push in a special legislative session. Perhaps it is simply to hide his real intentions. With this Governor, the only thing you know for sure is that you don’t know.
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Palmer Says Last Birthday For Palmer Says Last Birthday For CFPB Without Accountability

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, July 22, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau celebrated its fifth birthday. Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) and other Republican representatives were not pleased with the anniversary.

US Representative Palmer said, “This should be the last birthday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) celebrates without accountability. For the past five years they have been operating through the use of unappropriated funds from agency imposed fines and fees. Their current budget is $606 million with plans to increase the budget to $636 million next fiscal year. That is way too expensive a birthday gift to give an agency that Congress has never authorized. Congress should make it a top priority to rein in the Federal Government’s overreach of the CFPB and other federal agencies including the IRS and the EPA by passing my bill, the Agency Accountability Act.”
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Palmer Discusses Speaker Changes with Alabama Republican Assembly

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

gary-palmerOn Monday, November 9, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) addressed the Alabama Republican Assembly at their annual membership recruitment meeting at Levee’s in Northport.

Congressman Palmer said that we have just witnessed, “Historic changes in the House.”  John Boehner was the first Speaker in the United States House to resign not for a health issue or a scandal.

Rep. Palmer was critical of conservative action groups that, “Have made a boatload of money taking credit for things they have had nothing to do with.”  Palmer said that some groups who fill up our email boxes asking for money are taking credit for toppling former Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) and preventing Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) from becoming Speaker.  “They didn’t have squat to do with it.”
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Roby Says She Will Support Someone Who Can Boldly and Effectively Lead Congress

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, September 28, Congresswoman Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) updated her constituents in an email on the search for the next Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

US Representative Roby wrote, “I’m sure you heard the news that Speaker John Boehner has decided to step down from his position as Speaker and retire from Congress at the end of October. This was a pretty shocking announcement, and while I don’t always agree with him on everything, I deeply appreciate Speaker Boehner’s service to this country.”
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