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Palmer re-elected chair of House Republican Policy Committee

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) was re-elected by his colleagues Tuesday to serve a third term as chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee (RPC).

Established in 1949, the RPC serves House Republicans in an advisory capacity on legislative proposals and to develop policy strategy. The committee also provides information to the House Republican Conferences on conservative policy solutions.

In a statement following his re-election as the committee’s 18th chairman, Palmer said this is “a pivotal time,” given the outstanding issues facing American families.

“I am very grateful for the support I received from my Republican colleagues to continue serving as the Chairman of the RPC,” said Palmer. “This is a pivotal time. Struggling families around the country are looking for leadership that will address their concerns.”

The committee’s role has been bolstered due to Republicans’ successful bid to retake the lower chamber of Congress, according to Palmer.

“Over the past four years, we have rebuilt the RPC into a policy think tank to provide Republican members of Congress with reliable information on the issues facing our nation,” he said. “With a new Republican majority in the House, the work of the RPC is even more important. The RPC staff and I are ready to meet the task.”

First elected to Congress in 2014, Palmer overwhelmingly defeated his Libertarian challenger during last week’s general election by a 84.7% to 15.3% margin. There was no Democratic opponent.

Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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