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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 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 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....

Reps. McNerney and Palazzo Call for Day of Recognition for Veterans of Operation Desert Storm on Operation’s 30th Anniversary

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Washington, DC – As we commemorate the 30th anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, Congressmen Jerry McNerney (CA-09) and Steven Palazzo (MS-04) have introduced a resolution to pay tribute to the men and women who served in the final effort to liberate Kuwait from invading Iraqi troops. H. Res. 172 supports the designation of February 28th as ‘‘Desert Storm Veterans Day” to honor the successful op...

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 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 Cosigns Letter Expressing Concerns Over Backlog of Veterans Records Requests

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) recently joined 233 lawmakers in a bipartisan letter to the National Archives and Records Administration Director Scott Levins expressing concerns over the rising number of unprocessed requests for military personnel, health, and medical records from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) amidst the pandemic. A signed copy of the letter can ...

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...

Reps. Palazzo and McNerney Call for Day to Commemorate Desert Storm Veterans

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Washington, DC - To honor the men and women who served during Operation Desert Storm, Congressmen Steven Palazzo (MS-04) and Jerry McNerney (CA-09) introduced H. Res. 876, expressing support for the designation of February 28th as ‘‘Desert Storm Veterans Day.” As the final effort to liberate Kuwait from invading Iraqi troops, Operation Desert Storm successfully pushed back Saddam Hussein’s forces ...