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Palazzo, Leaders Across Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas Reintroduce I-14 Legislation

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Washington, April 11, 2019 | comments
Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) joined Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) in reintroducing the I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act of 2019. This legislation, also referred to as the “Forts to Ports” bill, will extend the future I-14 interstate highway to additional areas in Mississippi and along the Gulf Coast. This bill will further connect key military installations like Camp Shelby to strategic seaports, enhancing their readiness as well as America’s national security. 

“This legislation paves the way for endless economic opportunities in our region,” said Palazzo. “By approving this designation, we can spur development and connect our military installments to our ports and large commerce centers located throughout the route. I look forward to seeing the designation give Mississippi’s transportation routes a competitive edge.”

The I-14 Expansion and Improvement Act authorizes most of this new interstate route using the general pattern of existing roads and highways, leaving the final determination about the exact interstate path up to state and local officials who know their communities best.

Other original cosponsors include Representatives Michael Guest (MS-3), Ralph Abraham (LA-5), Mike Johnson (LA-3), Mike Conaway (TX-11), Randy Weber (TX-14), John Carter (TX-31), Roger Williams (TX-25), and Bill Flores (TX-17), and Kevin Brady (TX-8).

Bill text can be found here.

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