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Palazzo Asks President to Keep Jones Act Intact During Coronavirus

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to continue standing in strong support of our domestic maritime fleet and industry, and the hundreds of thousands of American workers that depend on support of the Jones Act to continue their work in the industry today. Full text of the letter is below and can be downloaded here. Dear Mr. Presiden...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, & Palazzo Announce $5.39M Award to Improve Rail Crossings in Downtown Hattiesburg

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced the award of a $5,397,300 federal grant to the City of Hattiesburg to construct a new downtown route along Hall Avenue that would include a bridge over the Canadian National north-south rail line. In addition to other safety improvements, the project would also ...

Congressman Palazzo Votes for Eight Funding Bills, Highlighting Benefits for Mississippians Included in First Appropriations Package

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today applauded the passage of an appropriations minibus for the 2020 fiscal year that funds key priorities relevant to Mississippi. The package will provide major funding opportunities for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; Agriculture, Rural Development and Food and Drug Administration; Energy and Water Development; Interior and En...

Palazzo Applauds Grant for Bobby Chain Municipal Airport

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today applauded a $2,134,424 grant for the Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport to make improvements to the airport. The grant for the airport will be invested in upgrades to the airport's apron.The U.S. Department of Transportation, on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will award the supplemental airport improvement grant. “This fu...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Palazzo, & Guest Announce $33.1 Million for Mississippi Road Improvements

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Representatives Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Michael Guest, R-Miss., today announced the award of $33.1 million in federal grant funding for road improvements in Gulfport and Starkville. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) a $20.46 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant t...

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Improve Small Community Transit

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), joined U.S. Reps. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.), and Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) today in announcing the introduction of the Small Community Transit Improvement Act to increase the amount of funding provided to transit systems in small communities. H.R. 3758 would increase the apportionment for the Small Transit Intensive Cities P...

Palazzo Applauds President's Commitment to Protect America's Maritime Industries

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after President Trump committed his Administration's support to protect American shipbuilders by upholding the Jones Act which mandates ships moving between American ports to be American-crewed, American-owned, American-built, and American-flagged. "As a staunch advocate for America's maritime industries, I fully b...

Palazzo, Leaders Across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas Reintroduce I-14 Legislation

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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 s...

Palazzo Discusses Importance of Jones Act for Economic and National Security with Coast Guard

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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, Ame...

Palazzo Leads Effort to Protect American Shipbuilding

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) led a group of his House colleagues in a letter to President Trump expressing strong opposition to temporarily waiving the Jones Act for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. 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-buildin...