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U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer appointed by GOP leadership to second term on Pelosi’s climate committee

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) will continue to serve as a member of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.

Palmer was originally appointed to a slot on this committee when it was created by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in 2019.

“I look forward to continuing to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis,” the central Alabama congressman said in a Friday statement. “It is imperative that the United States continue to utilize our technological advantages and engineering expertise to lead the world in reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions while not completely abandoning our vast natural energy resources.”

“I am honored by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy’s confidence in me to appoint me to a second term as a member of the Select Committee. I will continue to push for honest science without political spin to address climate issues and for policies that improve our environment while also growing our economy and creating more jobs and greater opportunities for all Americans,” he added.

Palmer currently serves as the chair of the Republican Policy Committee, making him the fifth-highest ranking member of the House GOP Caucus.

McCarthy commented in a written statement, “Providing climate policy recommendations that properly address the climate crisis and protect American jobs requires leaders that have experience crafting policy that delivers real results. As the co-founder and former president of the Alabama Policy Institute and current Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, Congressman Gary Palmer is a perfect fit for the job.”

“I’m honored to have selected Representative Palmer to serve on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis,” he continued. “I am confident he will continue to help advance the Republicans’ fight for cleaner American energy and high-paying jobs for energy sector workers.”

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn