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Palazzo Welcomes Increased GOMESA Funds for Mississippi Gulf Coast
April 25, 2019
Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today welcomed the Department of Interior's announcement that the Gulf Coast states will receive $215 million from shared revenue collected through federal offshore oil and gas leases as part of Phase II of the Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act (GOMESA). Of the $215 million, Mississippi will receive $31.7 million. “The revenue generated from the oil and gas leases throughout the Gulf of Mexico play an extremely important role in protecting ... More
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Wicker, Hyde-Smith, & Palazzo: Mississippi Shipbuilder to Construct Next Generation of Coast Guard Heavy Polar Icebreakers
April 23, 2019
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today commended the Coast Guard’s choice of VT Halter Marine, Inc. to design and build the next generation of heavy polar icebreakers. The Polar Security Cutter (PSC) will join the Coast Guard’s polar icebreaker fleet. The contract, initially valued at $745.9 million, is expected to bring millions of dollars in new investment to VT Halter’s Pascagoula shipyard, supporting the... More
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Palazzo, Leaders Across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas Reintroduce I-14 Legislation
April 11, 2019
Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) joined Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) in reintroducing the I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2019. This legislation, also referred to as the “Forts to Ports” bill, will extend the future I-14 interstate highway to additional areas in Mississippi and along the Gulf Coast. This bill will further connect key military installations like Camp Shelby to strategic seaports, enhancing their readiness as well as America’s national security. “This legislati... More
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Palazzo Recognized as Legislator of the Year
April 9, 2019
Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today was recognized by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) as the Legislator of the Year Award for his strong advocacy for housing and community development programs. "As the former CFO of the Biloxi Housing Authority (PHA), I've been engaged in Mississippi's public housing community and know firsthand that the regulations that our PHAs must comply with are tedious. When coupled with limited funding, excessiv... More
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Palazzo Signs Discharge Petition to Protect Abortion Survivors
April 2, 2019
Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today released the following statement after signing a discharge petition to demand a vote on HR 962, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. "Today, I signed this discharge petition with no hesitation. It is beyond reason why Democrats continue to promote infanticide and deny basic human rights to the most defenseless in our society. This is a commonsense bill that should not be up for debate. Newborns who survive horrific abortions d... More
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Palazzo Discusses Importance of Jones Act for Economic and National Security with Coast Guard
March 27, 2019
Click here to watch the full exchange Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) discussed the importance of the Jones Act to the nation's economic and national security during a House Appropriations Homeland Security subcommittee hearing with Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. The Jones Act requires ships moving between our ports to be American-crewed, American-owned, American-built, and American-flagged. The act helps ensure thousands of ship-building j... More
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