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Palazzo Votes to Pass NDAA to Fund National Security and Defense

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. As a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, current member of the Mississippi National Guard, and staunch supporter of our servicemembers, Congressman Palazzo ensured the NDAA contained provisions that would bolster our national security and equip the military with the neces...

Palazzo Attends U.S. Coast Guard Change of Command

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) attended the United States Coast Guard Change of Command ceremony Wednesday morning at the United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Adm. Linda L. Fagan replaced retiring Adm. Karl L. Schultz as the first female Commandant of the United States Coast Guard. Adm. Schultz served in the position since 2018. "I would first like to cong...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Palazzo, Guest Welcome $15 Million in AIP Grants For Mississippi Airports

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Washington, DC - 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 welcomed the announcement of more than $15 million in new investments from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for enhancement projects at 29 Mississippi airfields. The grants come from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP),...

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...

WLOX: Mississippi politicians come out in support of Israel as tensions in Middle East escalate

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Several Mississippi politicians shared their support for Israel as the country’s conflict with Hamas continues to escalate. A combination of airstrikes and missile launches have left many dead in the region - and the conflict does not appear to be coming to a close any time soon. The Biden White House has spoken out against Hamas’ rocket attacks, with Press Secretary Jen Psaki stating that the Wh...

Palazzo Attends USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee Christening Ceremony

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) attended the USS Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Christening Ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi. “Ingalls is the largest private employer in the state of Mississippi and they have one of the greatest and most patriotic workforces in our state- creating beautiful multi-mission ships that will carry our Navy, Marines, and...

Y'ALL POLITICS: Wicker, Secretary of the Navy, Congressmen Visit Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding

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U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today toured the Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. Wicker was joined by the Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker, U.S. Representatives Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., Trent Kelly, R-Miss., and Jerry Carl, R-Ala., and Rear Admiral Tom Anderson, the U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Officer for ships. “Ingalls is one of the greatest shipbuilding yards...

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Coast Guard role containing China should garner full seat with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lawmakers say

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The so-called Coast Guard Caucus in Congress is calling for the commandant of that service to be added to the Joint Chiefs of Staff after it was used to respond to Chinese aggression in the Philippine Sea. China has more naval ships than the U.S. military, with American shipbuilding struggling to keep up, but the Coast Guard sent a cutter and a Hercules search plane stationed in Guam 750 miles in ...

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...

Y'ALL POLITICS: Palazzo, Ryan Introduce Bill to Incentivize Employer Hiring of National Guard and Reserve Members

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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 Association of the Un...