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U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer reelected as Republican Policy Committee chair

Congressman Gary Palmer (AL-06) has been reelected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Republican Policy Committee (RPC) for the 117th Congress, which is scheduled to run January 3, 2021, to January 3, 2023.

Palmer was originally elected in fall 2018 as RPC chair for the 116th Congress. In this role, Palmer is currently the fifth highest-ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I’m grateful to my colleagues for their support and look forward to serving them in this role again,” Palmer said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Problem solving and practical solutions have always been the strength of the Republican Party, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue to make the RPC a reliable resource on a broad range of issues for the House Republican Conference,” he continued.”

The RPC was established in 1949. It serves as an advisory committee to House Republicans and provides them a forum for discussion of policy ideas and current legislation before the body. Palmer is the 18th chairman in the committee’s history.

“Going forward, I’m committed continuing to build the RPC as a dependable in-house think tank for House Republicans,” the Central Alabama congressman concluded. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve our conference once again as part of our leadership team, and to collaborate with all our colleagues as we work together to advance sensible policy ideas that benefit all Americans.”

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