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Palazzo Joins Bipartisan Bill to Provide GI Bill Benefit Parity for National Guard and Reserve Servicemembers

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Vice Chair Mike Levin (D-CA) and Chair Mark Takano (D-CA) reintroduced the bipartisan Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021 with Reps. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) and Nancy Mace (R-SC). The bill provides parity in GI Bill benefits for members of the National Guard and Reserve who increasingly conduct similar training and missions as o...

Bustos, Kinzinger, Ryan, Palazzo Lead Bipartisan Call for Meal Reimbursement for National Guard Deployed to Nation’s Capital

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Steven Palazzo (MS-04) sent a letter to Major General Timothy P. Williams, President of the Adjutants General Association, encouraging local commanders to allow members of the National Guard deployed to the nation’s capital to be reimbursed for missed meals. In response to the January 6th attack ...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Palazzo Announce $3.22M to Construct Keesler Visitor Center

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced U.S. Air Force approval of $3.22 million to fund the construction of a 4,036-square-foot visitor center at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. “As a premier military installation and one of the largest employers in the area, Keesler Air Force Base se...

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, Kelly, and Guest Seek Investigation of National Guard Relocation to Parking Garages

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Washington, DC - Congressmen Steven Palazzo(MS-4), Trent Kelly (MS-1), and Michael Guest (MS-3) have sent a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressing their deep concern about the way members of the National Guard were treated during their deployment to the nation's capital. Specifically, the letter seeks an understanding as to why guardsmen were removed from the Capitol complex and...

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...

Palazzo Vote on NDAA Backs Military Men and Women

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement today after voting to override a presidential veto of the recently-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included his legislation, the Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act. “From day one, as your member of Congress, my number one constitutional responsibility has been to provide for the common defens...

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 Applauds Inclusion of Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act in Annual Defense Bill

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Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement on inclusion of the bipartisan Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act (H.R. 6072), led with Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-15), which protects the retirement benefits of United States Coast Guard (USCG) veterans in the event of a government shutdown. The bill was included in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (N...

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...