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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...

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...

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 Cosponsors Legislation to Establish Coastal Climate Centers of Excellence

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) has signed on as one of the first cosponsors of Rep. Jimmy Panetta's bipartisan legislation to allow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish National Centers of Excellence at coastal institutions of higher education. The Coastal Resilience Research and Education Act provides NOAA the authority to designate public un...

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Support Growth of Aviation and Aerospace Workforce in Mississippi

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to Pearl River Community College of Poplarville, Mississippi, to fund construction of a new Aviation and Aerospace Workforce Academy at the Stennis International Airport. The grant, to be matched with more than $3.9 million in state and...

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...

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...

Palazzo Votes to Send Defense and Health Appropriations Bill to President’s Desk

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after the House passed its second series of funding bills for the upcoming fiscal year which included both the Defense and the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bills. "This bill fulfills our constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense of this nation. It continues to...

Unmanned Maritime Systems Benefit From New Legislation

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WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, along with Reps. Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., and Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., today introduced the “Commercial Engagement through Ocean Technology (CENOTE) Act.” This bicameral, bipartisan legislation would advance the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) use of unmanned maritime systems, encourage private ...

Forrest County Agricultural High School Performs at U.S. Capitol

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Students with the Forrest County Agricultural High School choral group met with Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), this week on their trip to Washington. Following a tour set up through Palazzo’s office, the group performed a stirring rendition of the national anthem on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Photos and video can be found below. ###