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Palmer, GOP colleagues unveil their plan for a better America

Congressman Gary Palmer, R-Alabama, joined his Republican colleagues in a press conference this week to share their vision for a better future for America and to unveil a plan that they say centers on commitment to all American citizens and to policies that “restore, renew, and rebuild” the country.

“I am proud to join my colleagues in declaring our commitment to the American people, restoring our way of life, rebuilding our economy, and renewing the American dream,” Palmer said. “This is a firm commitment. Like everyone else, my colleagues and I are fed up with the division and destruction we are witnessing in our cities.”

“We are fed up with the destructive rhetoric attacking the legitimacy of our law enforcement, and with policies that degrade our quality of life, diminish our economy, and dismantle the constitutional safeguards that protect our liberties,” Palmer said. “We are committed to defeating the COVID-19 virus and to ensuring that every American has access to a safe and effective vaccine.”

You can read more about the Republican plan and Republicans’ commitment to America here.

“We’re also committed to making health care affordable, including expanding telehealth services,” Palmer explained. “We want people with preexisting conditions protected, transparency in health care costs, and an end to surprise medical billing. We are committed to rebuilding the American economy by helping local businesses, adding 10 million good paying jobs, and providing training for all who want to acquire new skills to improve job prospects.”

“We are committed to getting our supply of critical materials and medicines out of China, and to investing in critical infrastructure, including making broadband available to all Americans,” Palmer said. “And Americans can count on our commitment to do all we can to make our cities safe again. We are committed to bringing hope to parents and children trapped in failing and dangerous schools by giving parents the right to choose the school that is best for their children.”

“Our motivation in making these commitments is that, like the rest of the country, we are fed up with a dysfunctional Congress that is failing our nation,” Palmer said. “We are committed to changing that and to doing all we can to reunite our nation by passing legislation that is good for all Americans.”

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Congressman Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama, has already expressed his support for the GOP Commitment to America.

“First and foremost, we need to restore our way of life,” Aderholt said. “We are well on the way to defeating the virus and deploying a vaccine. This also means we need to stop the rioting, defend the police, and help people feel safe again. Second, we must restore what was once the greatest economy the world has ever seen. We will support local businesses and spur activities to create new jobs.

“And it’s time for us to bring manufacturing back to America and hold China accountable for their unfair trade practices, their theft of intellectual property, and their crackdown on human rights,” Aderholt said. “Finally, we must renew the American Dream and ensure it returns to the pedestal it belongs on. This starts by giving every family a choice in where to send their kids to school, taking care of and hiring our veterans, and promoting opportunities for workforce development.”

House Republicans won back control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010 after Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-California, was speaker of the House for four years.

Republicans lost their majority in 2018, restoring Pelosi back to the speakership. GOP congressmen are hoping that the voters will give them back control of the House in the November election.

Palmer represents Alabama’s 6th Congressional District.

The popular Palmer had no Republican primary challenger and is running for his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with no Democratic opponent in the Nov. 3 general election.

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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