Jackson, MS - Congressman Steven Palazzo received the Friend of Farm Bureau Award, from the American Farm Bureau Federation, for his support of the agriculture industry during the 115th Congress.
"As a member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, I am honored to receive this award. In Mississippi, agriculture is our number one industry and provides hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the entire state. I will continue voting in favor of legislation that supports Mississippi's hardworking farmers, ranchers, and their families," Palazzo said.
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation President, Mike McCormick stated, “We are proud to honor Congressman Palazzo for his support of Mississippi farmers and ranchers. Palazzo attained a perfect score this session on votes important to agriculture. As a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Congressman Palazzo has been vital in securing federal funds in support of the state’s agricultural economy. On behalf of our members, we thank you Congressman Palazzo.”
The Friend of Farm Bureau Award is given to members of Congress who have supported federal legislation and policy that is important to America’s farmers and ranchers. During the 115th Congress, Congressman Palazzo was key in advancing regulatory relief efforts, important tax reform measures, and sound farm policy in the House of Representatives. Specifically, members of the House of Representatives were scored based on the following bills:
Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017l;
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017;
Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 or the FY2018 Appropriations to the Department of Agriculture (USDA);