On Friday, Alabama 6th District U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer emailed constituents his monthly newsletter with updates of what he’s been doing throughout the month of September.
From hosting a Service Academy Night to releasing a new video highlighting the history and beauty of the six counties in the 6th District, to updates on the ongoing Hillary Clinton investigation — it’s safe to say, Palmer’s had a very busy month.
Read Palmer’s full newsletter below:
As October begins, I am looking forward to spending the entire month back in Alabama’s Sixth District. I will be hosting Town Halls throughout the month across the district. These events are important to me because they are a great opportunity for us to have open dialogue about the issues we all face. I look forward to seeing you at one of the upcoming Town Halls.
Thanks for reading,
U.S. Service Academy NightIn September I hosted a U.S. Service Academy Night for interested high school students and their parents. Representatives from the five service academies — Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines — plus a representative from Marion Military Institute were all present. We were able to explain the nomination and application process, and students had a chance to ask questions about academy life and the opportunities these academies offer. These are the future leaders of our country, and I’m grateful to these young men and women for their sincere desire to serve their country.County Highlight Video
Over the next few months I hope to share videos with you highlighting the history and beauty of the six counties in Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District. For the first video, I hope you enjoy learning about Bibb County.A Better Way
Recently, through six issue-driven task forces made up of Members of Congress, we constructed a plan to strengthen America, foster economic growth, and reform our government. We have labeled the plan A Better Way. I was pleased to work other members on three of the task forces: the economy, the Constitution, and tax reform. My bill, the Stopping the EPA Overreach Act, is included in our economic plan and would protect jobs both in Alabama and across America. To learn more about our plan, go to better.gop.Constitution Week
September 17th marked the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. During the month of September, my office spoke with over 600 fifth grade students in area schools about the Constitution and Washington D.C. We encourage all of our schools to teach the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. It is my hope that students and citizens will read and study this great document and require elected officials through the political process to abide by it. This is how we can keep the republic our Founders created.
House Oversight Committee Hearing
I believe protecting our national security to be of the utmost importance. It is especially concerning that apparently no one has made an effort to recover Hillary Clinton’s missing laptop. Although Clinton’s IT specialist, Bryan Pagliano, failed to attend our House Oversight Committee hearing, three others did attend. Two Platte River Networks employees, Bill Thornton and Paul Combetta, invoked their Fifth Amendment privilege and refused to answer questions. So I appreciate the fact that our fourth witness, Justin Cooper, stayed and answered our questions. Watch more in the video below.
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