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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 Secures Funding for Key Priorities in Defense, Homeland, and Commerce Appropriations Bills

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), member of the House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science and the Homeland Security subcommittees, today voted to pass the Defense; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Financial Services and General Government; and Homeland Security Appropriations Bills for the 2020 Fiscal Year. “Mississippi has a long-standing tradition of supporting a stron...

Palazzo Applauds Planting of Apollo Era "Moon Tree" at Vice President's Home

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) applauded the planting of a "Moon Tree" at the Vice President's residence during a ceremony today. The tree, whose parent seeds were carried on a lunar voyage by Apollo 14 Astronaut Colonel Stuart "Stu" Roosa, was provided by Col. Roosa's daughter, Rosemary Roosa. Rosemary serves as the president of the Moon Tree Foundation and is a resident of Bi...

Palazzo Discusses Importance of Reauthorizing NASA's Enhanced Use Lease Authorization Act with NASA Administrator

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), in a House Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee hearing, discussed the importance of his bill H.R. 4304, the NASA Enhanced Use Lease Authority Act of 2019, with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator James "Jim" Bridenstine. This legislation reauthorizes NASA's Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) agreement auth...

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...

Palazzo Leads Bipartisan Ten-Year NASA Property Leasing Authority Bill

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Washington, DC - Congressmen Steven Palazzo (MS-4) has introduced H.R. 4304, the "NASA Enhanced Use Lease Authority Act of 2019" to reauthorize the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) agreement authority for ten years. The program is set to expire on December 31, 2019. "The EUL agreement authority is critically important for NASA and enables our nation's s...

Palazzo Applauds NASA Administrator Announcement for Green Run Testing to Remain at Stennis Space Center

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) today applauded the announcement from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Jim Bridenstine that the agency will continue its practice of testing the Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage Green Run at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. "For nearly six decades, rocket engine testing has remained in the c...

Palazzo to Serve on Homeland Security and Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittees

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Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) announced today that he will serve on the House Appropriations Homeland Security and the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies subcommittees (CJS). "My service on the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee will allow me to continue fulfilling my constitutional responsibility to provide for the common defense of this nation. "As w...

Wicker, Palazzo Bill on NASA Property Leasing Authority Heads to President’s Desk

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Congressman Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., celebrated the final passage of their legislation, S. 7, the “NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act.” The bill reauthorizes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Enhanced Use Leasing (EUL) authority for one year. The program allows the space agency to lease underutilized properties, and...

Future of NASA, Stennis Space Center 'strong,' officials say

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NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center will remain a key partner in the next stages of space flight and exploration, officials said Monday during a state of NASA event. The state of NASA is strong, Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot said, as the agency prepares for a return to the moon, more space exploration and an eventual expedition to Mars. Lightfoot said NASA's budget for Fiscal Year 201...