Experience: House: District 6, 2015-Present
Home State: Alabama
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,092,872Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: Gary Palmer
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Ann; 3 Children: Claire, Kathleen, Rob
    Birth Date: 05/14/1954
    Birth Place: Alabama
    Home City: Birmingham, AL
    Religion: Presbyterian


    BS, Operations Management, University of Alabama

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 6, 2014-present

Current Legislative Committees

    Budget, Member
    Oversight and Government Reform, Member
    Science, Space, and Technology, Member
    Subcommittee on Oversight (Science, Space, and Technology), Member
    Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Member
    Subcommittee on the Interior, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Alabama Commission on Improving State Government
    Appointed by Governor Bob Riley, Member, Governor’s Task Force to Strengthen Alabama Families
    Member, Governor’s Welfare Reform Commission

Professional Experience

    Appointed by Governor James, Advisor, Alabama Aerospace, Science and Industry Task Force
    Director, Alabama Policy Institute
    Chief Development Officer, Alabama Policy Institute
    Founding Director, State Policy Network

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Club of Birmingham Rotary, 1993-present
    Member, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, present
    Member, Board of Directors, State Policy Network
    Former President, State Policy Network

Additional Information


    Recipient, Roe Award; Honorary Doctorate, University of Mobile; Recipient, Focus on the Family Leadership Award
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

Strongly Support
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

Strongly Support
11. Support & expand free trade

No Opinion
12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Oppose
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

No Opinion
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

Strongly Support
17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

No Opinion
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Support
Total: 6
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
03/09/2017 H.R.850 Agency Accountability Act of 2017 03/09/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.  (All Actions)
01/25/2017 H.R.637 Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017 01/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  (All Actions)
06/21/2016 H.R.5499 Agency Accountability Act of 2016 06/21/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.  (All Actions)
11/04/2015 H.R.3880 Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2015 11/04/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  (All Actions)
06/08/2015 H.R.2652 Protecting Patients and Physicians Against Coding Act of 2015 06/08/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
07/07/2016 H.R.4361 Government Reform and Improvement Act of 2016 07/07/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  (All Actions)
Total: 166
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/13/2017 H.R.10 Financial CHOICE Act of 2017
05/17/2017 H.Res.330 Authorizing and directing certain authorizing committees to review laws within their jurisdiction and submit to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform changes in such laws necessary to eliminate excessive Executive Branch discretion in the application of those laws.
05/17/2017 H.R.1616 Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 Passed Yea
05/05/2017 H.R.2186 EL CHAPO Act
05/03/2017 H.R.2310 Faith in Health Savings Accounts Act of 2017
05/02/2017 H.R.2157 OCEAN Act
04/13/2017 H.J.Res.43 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients. Passed Aye
04/07/2017 H.R.1895 Protecting Life and Integrity in Research Act of 2017
04/06/2017 H.R.1999 Federal Budget Accountability Act
03/24/2017 H.R.1713 Free Market Flights Act of 2017
04/04/2017 H.R.1881 Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017
03/30/2017 H.R.1430 HONEST Act Passed Aye
03/16/2017 H.R.1170 Require CRA Compliance Act of 2017
03/09/2017 H.R.1454 Future Logging Careers Act
03/02/2017 H.R.1009 OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act Passed Yea
03/02/2017 H.R.844 Terrorist Deportation Act of 2017
03/29/2017 H.R.26 Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 Passed Aye
03/28/2017 H.R.24 Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2017
03/27/2017 H.J.Res.37 Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration relating to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Passed Aye
02/28/2017 H.J.Res.40 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007. Passed Aye
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