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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...

Palazzo Supports PAWS Act for Veterans

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) announced today that he is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1448, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, which authorizes a pilot program within the Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) that allows the VA Secretary to partner with non-profit organizations to grant veterans access to treatment using service dogs....

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 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...

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...

Congressmen Palazzo and Ryan Introduce Series of National Guard and Reserves Pay Parity Bills

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Washington, DC – Congressmen Steven Palazzo (R-MS) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), co-chairmen of the National Guard and Reserve Caucus, today introduced a series of bills that would address pay parity in the National Guard and Reserves: the Montgomery GI Bill Parity Act of 2019, Aviation Incentive Pay Parity Act, and National Guard and Reserves Retirement Pay Parity Act. Congressmen Peter Welch (D-VT) and K...

Palazzo Responds to State of the Union Address

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) issued the following statement after President Trump delivered his State of the Union Address to the Nation. "Tonight was another historic night for our country. President Trump delivered a message of bipartisan unity and reminded us that America can choose to be great. I believe we are at a turning point in our nation's history and this time is a...

Mississippi Legislators Welcome $1.9M in Grants for Distance Education and Telemedicine Programs

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Representatives Gregg Harper, R-Miss., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today welcomed the award of $1,941,653 to support distance learning and telemedicine programs in 15 Mississippi counties. The grants will be awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. “Distance learning and tel...