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FOX 8: Garland seeks millions more for Justice Department

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Attorney General Merrick Garland is appealing to Congress to beef up funding for the U.S. Department of Justice. Appearing at his first budget hearing Tuesday, Garlands asked for millions more to support initiatives designed by President Joe Biden’s administration. “From protecting voting rights to prosecuting hate crimes like those experienced by our Asian American and Pacific Islander communitie...

POLITICO: GOP pressures Garland on border

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Attorney General Merrick Garland faced criticism from Republicans over the Biden administration’s immigration and policing policies on Tuesday as he navigated his first Capitol Hill appearance since taking his new post in March. However, during a two-hour House hearing, the former judge managed to completely escape questioning on some of his department’s most attention-grabbing work. Topics not r...

Y'ALL POLITICS: Mississippi leaders react to President Biden’s address to Congress

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Watch the President’s full speech and the Republican Response below. President Joe Biden delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening, highlighting what he believes to be successes from his Administration’s first 100 days in office and outlining his legislative agenda for the months ahead. Mississippi’s federal delegation was quick to respond, with the state’s Re...

Y'ALL POLITICS: Congressman Palazzo recaps Biden’s first address to Congress, expresses concerns over John Kerry

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Mississippi’s 4th District Congressmen Steven Palazzo joined Y’all Politics Thursday afternoon to recap President Joe Biden’s address to Congress. He spoke to the Democrats’ efforts to “weaken America,” as he sees it, through policies that will have lasting negative generational impacts. Palazzo also expressed his concerns over President Biden’s Climate Czar John Kerry after reports surfaced that ...

WIBW: Sen. Marshall introduces legislation to ban abortion providers from PPP loans

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Senator Roger Marshall is working to ensure that abortion providers are unable to apply for PPP loans. Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) says he and Congressman Greg Murphy (N.C-3) have introduced the Abortion Providers Loan Elimination Act, which would require that Planned Parenthood affiliates return $80 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans they applied for and received. He said it would a...

PONOTOC PROGRESS: Mississippi delegation requests federal disaster declaration for February's storms

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U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., with U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., Trent Kelly, R-Miss., and Michael Guest, R-Miss., issued a letter last Friday (April 16) asking President Biden to approve Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves’s request for a major disaster declaration due to the extreme winter weather that hit the state of...

WJTV: Congressional leaders request Federal Disaster Declaration for winter storms

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On Friday, U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, along with U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson, Steven Palazzo, Trent Kelly, and Michael Guest, asked President Biden to approve Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves’ request for a major disaster declaration due to February’s winter storms. If approved, the disaster declaration would unlock additional federal resources to supplement state re...

ACLJ: ACLJ, 74 Members of Congress to Federal Court: Biden-Pelosi-Schumer Ban on States Lowering Taxes Is Blatantly Unconstitutional

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Last month, after five bipartisan COVID-19 stimulus bills enacted in 2020, Democrats in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives opted to use the budget reconciliation process to approve a partisan sixth stimulus bill. This resulted in a law littered with problems, but one of the worst is a provision inserted at the last minute that functionally prohibits states from cutting state taxes a...

Y'ALL POLITICS: Biden’s gun control measures draw reaction from Mississippi political leaders

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On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced steps to “curb the epidemic of gun violence” in the United States, a problem he believes is also a public health crisis. “Every day in this country, 316 people are shot. Every single day. A hundred and six of them die every day,” President Biden said in the White House Rose Garden surrounded by Administration officials, Congressional leaders, and families...

TRANSPORTATION TODAY: Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers introduce legislation supporting transit in smaller communities

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U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Greg Stanton (D-AZ), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), and Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) announced Tuesday that they had introduced legislation to increase funding for transit systems in small communities. The Small Community Transit Improvement Act, H.R. 2306, would increase the apportionment for the Small Transit Intensive Cities Program (STIC) from 2 percent to 3 percent to urban ar...