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NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION: Marine economy in 2019 outpaced U.S. economy overall

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration America’s marine economy contributed about $397 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2019 and grew faster than the nation’s economy as a whole, according to the most current results of the first official Marine Economy Satellite Account released today by two Department of Commerce agencies. “America’s strong marine economy is absolutely ...

LAUREL LEADER-CALL: Biden's Border Boondoggle

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Laurel Leader-Call Ronald Reagan once said, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” What we are witnessing in America today is not the inability to control our borders, but the dangerous leadership of a man who has disabled the infrastructure, policies, and law enforcement that make protecting and controlling our border possible. We are witnessing Biden’s Border Crisis. In the ...

NATIONAL REVIEW: DHS Secretary Insists ‘Border Is Closed,’ Defends Response to Migrant Crisis

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During a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday insisted that “the border is closed” and defended the Biden administration’s management of the influx of migrants illegally entering the United States. Republicans demanded answers from Mayorkas about the relaxed interior enforcement his department has been directing Imm...

CNS NEWS: DHS Secretary Mayorkas: What’s Going on at the Border ‘Is Not an Invasion’

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DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Wednesday that what is happening at the border “is not an invasion” and that the Biden administration is improving the administrative process in a way not done before by prior administrations. During a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (R-Miss.) asked Mayorkas what the administration is doing to stop the “invasion taking place ...

INSIDER NJ: Reps. Kim and Kelly Introduce Bill to Expand No-Fee Healthcare for Reserve and National Guard

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Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) and Congressman Trent Kelly (MS-01) introduced the Healthcare for our Troops Act, a bill that would make no-fee healthcare available to the over 800,000 Americans serving our nation in the Reserve and National Guard. The bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by the two co-chairs of the National Guard and Reserve Caucus, Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Congressman Ste...

FISH FARMER: Industry calls on Biden to back US aquaculture

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Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS) advocates for increasing Americans’ access to “healthful, sustainable and affordable seafood” produced in the US. The letter was signed by more than 70 aquaculture advocates, including American scientists, environmental advocates and industry leaders. SATS notes that, according to forecasts by the United Nations, the human population is projected to reach 9...

THE CHRISTIAN POST: Top CBP official tells Congress fentanyl seizures at border up 308% in fiscal year 2021

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An official with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection told members of Congress Wednesday that fentanyl seizures at the United States-Mexico border have increased by 308% in the fiscal year 2021. Troy Miller, the senior official performing the duties of commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, appeared before the House Appropriations Committee’s Homeland Security Subcommittee to discus...

RADIO+TELEVISION BUSINESS REPORT: The Latest LRFA Resolution Gains House Support

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Twenty-five members of the House of Representatives and six Senators have added their support to a resolution opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), which signals members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that imposes new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music ...

WLOX: Mississippi politicians come out in support of Israel as tensions in Middle East escalate

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Several Mississippi politicians shared their support for Israel as the country’s conflict with Hamas continues to escalate. A combination of airstrikes and missile launches have left many dead in the region - and the conflict does not appear to be coming to a close any time soon. The Biden White House has spoken out against Hamas’ rocket attacks, with Press Secretary Jen Psaki stating that the Wh...

WXXV: Wicker, Hyde-Smith, & Palazzo Announce $3.29M Grant for Point Cadet Marina Upgrades

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U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced the award of more than $3.29 million in RESTORE Act funding for infrastructure upgrades at Point Cadet Marina, including an estimated 52 new boat slips. The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Gulf Coast Restoration awarded the funding to the Mississippi Department of Envir...