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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...

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 ...

Palazzo Expresses Concerns with Democrats Attempt to Repeal AUMF

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) voted against the Lee Amendment to HR 550, which includes language to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF). Ahead of the vote, Palazzo delivered the following remarks in opposition of the AUMF repeal: I want to thank my friend, Mr. McCaul, for yielding me time. Madam Speaker, The amendment before us tod...

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 Calls on Democrats to Stop Playing Politics with Military, Opposes Partisan NDAA

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) today: "As a lifelong resident of south Mississippi and member of the Mississippi National Guard, I've been always surrounded by many men and women who put their lives on the line to serve our nation. Democrats hijacking the annual defens...

Palazzo Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Combat Forces from Iraq

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Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today reacted to President Obama’s announcement of the withdrawal of all combat forces from Iraq. “Today the President announced the withdrawal of all combat forces from Iraq by the end of the year. Over a million Americans who served, thousands from Mississippi, and their Iraqi partners can be proud of what we achieved si...