Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) Wednesday was elected to the House GOP leadership team. Palmer's ascension was the result of Republican colleagues choosing him to serve as Chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, which serves as a forum for Republicans to discuss legislative proposals.
"I appreciate the faith that my colleagues have placed in me and am grateful for their support," Palmer said. "Throughout my career, I have focused on being a problem solver and developing and promoting sound policies, so I feel like I’m uniquely prepared for this role. I look forward to working with my colleagues as we continue advancing and promoting ideas supported by the American people."
Republicans elected Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Minority Leader, and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) as Minority Whip. The next Congress convenes in January.