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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...

Palazzo Strongly Supports Relief for Mississippians Amid Coronavirus

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today offered strong support for passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which is the phase three of a legislative series in Congress to bolster the United States' response efforts and provide economic assistance to Mississippians and businesses struggling from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. "As the ...

Palazzo Requests Assistance for Rural Health Care Providers

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy as Congress debates the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) urging House leadership to look at all options that will assist rural health care providers including the options of immediate cash assistance, no-interest loans, Medicare reimburse...

Palazzo and Peterson Introduce Bill to Advance Aquaculture in the United States

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Washington, DC - Representative Steven Palazzo (MS-4) and Representative Collin Peterson, Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, introduced H.R. 6191, the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture Act or the AQUAA Act today to increase the United States’ involvement in the production of healthy, sustainable, and affordable seafood. “The United States imports nearly 90% of ...

Palazzo Joins Lawmakers to Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Provide GI Bill Benefit Parity for National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Mike Levin (D-CA), and Tim Ryan (D-OH) announced the introduction of the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation to provide parity in GI Bill benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserves who increasingly conduct similar training and missions as other servicemembers, but do not receive equa...

Reps. Palazzo and Huffman Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Federal Fisheries Disaster Relief Program

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Washington, DC - Representatives Steven Palazzo (MS-4) and Jared Huffman (CA-2) have introduced the Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act (Fishery FUNDD Act), which will improve the federal fishery disaster process and ensure more timely disaster relief for impacted communities. The Fishery FUNDD Act would set a timeline for the federal government to respond to a fishery disa...

Palazzo Supports Passage of United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, Points to Benefits for Mississippi

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today supported passage of a historic overhaul to the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by replacing it with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The bill passed by a vote of 385-41. "Passing the USMCA is long overdue but is a welcomed upgrade to our outdated North American Free Trade Agreement. Exports from Missis...

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...