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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 ...

CLARKSDALE PRESS REGISTER: LOCAL AIRPORTS PART OF $24.3 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO STATE

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U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), with U.S. Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) and Michael Guest (R-Miss.), on Wednesday announced the award of $24.3 million in grants to make improvements at 26 Mississippi airfields. The U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the Airport Improvement Program grants. ...

WTOK: Mississippi airports to share in $24.3 million in federal funding

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Members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday the award of $24.3 million in grants to make improvements at 26 Mississippi airfields. The U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration awarded the Airport Improvement Program grants. The FAA grants totaling $24,296,891 will support the following Mississippi airport improvement projects: •Ke...

WJTV: Mississippi airports awarded more than $24M in grants

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On Wednesday, U.S. lawmakers announced $24.3 million in grants has been awarded to make improvements at 26 Mississippi airfields. The U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded the Airport Improvement Program grants. “Improving aviation infrastructure promotes safety, improves efficiency, and facilitates better transportation for people and goo...

Representatives Palazzo and Ryan Introduce Bill to Incentivize Employer Hiring of National Guard and Reserve Members

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Washington, DC – Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-MS) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), co-chairs of the National Guard and Reserve Caucus, today introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that will incentivize the hiring of National Guard and Reserve members by providing a tax credit to employers. Also supporting the bill are 23 Members of The Military Coalition, including the National Guard Asso...

Palazzo Praises Award for Aquaculture Research

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, today praised the $4.7 million investment by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program in twelve American aquaculture research initiatives throughout the United States, including funding for the Mississippi-Alab...

Palazzo To Serve on Homeland and Commerce Appropriations Subcommittees in 117th Congress

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) announced today that he will continue serving on the House Appropriations Committee as a member of the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee as well as the Homeland Security Subcommittee in the 117th Congress. "What an honor it is to continue representing south Mississippi as a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. I a...

Miss. Lawmakers Applaud $32M Grant to MEMA for Vaccine Distribution

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and U.S. Representatives Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Michael Guest, R-Miss., today applauded a $32 million grant being provided to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the state of Mississippi's COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. “Th...

Palazzo Applauds Inclusion of Coast Guard Retirement Parity Legislation in NDAA

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) last night voted to pass the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included his legislation with Rep. Charlie Crist (FL-13), the Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act (H.R. 6072). Once signed into law, this provision will protect the retirement benefits of United States Coast Guard retirees. Unlike the other U.S. Armed Forc...

Palazzo Praises $108M Contract for USMI in Gulfport

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Gulfport, MS - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), member of the House Appropriations Committee, today praised an announcement that United States Marine, Inc.(USMI) in Gulfport has been awarded a $108 million, 5-year contract for the Combatant Craft Assault (CCA). This funding announcement is a product of congressional appropriations supported by Palazzo. "For decades, USMI in Gulfport has played a...