From staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — U.S. Republican Congressman-elect Gary Palmer of Alabama’s Sixth District has announced his committee assignments for the 114th Congress.
Palmer was assigned to three committees: Budget; Oversight & Government Reform; and Science, Space & Technology.
“These committees are the ones I requested and I am looking forward to serving on each of them,” Palmer said.
Throughout his campaign, Palmer emphasized the need to rein in the out-of-control federal regulatory bureaucracies. He cited working to get the nation’s fiscal house in order and the opportunities to advance technology as a key part of the economic needs of the 6th Congressional District.
Regulations cost the U.S. economy almost $1.9 trillion in 2013, which amounts to almost $15,000 per household.
“This is an enormous hidden tax imposed on every American family,” Palmer said. “Our budget is more than an endless list of numbers, it demonstrates how our country is or is not properly governing itself. We need to offer the next generation a brighter future, therefore we must stop spending money we do not have, concentrate on job growth and expand economic interests.”
Palmer will be sworn into office and begin his term in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2015.