Palazzo Cosponsors Legislation to Establish Coastal Climate Centers of Excellence
Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) has signed on as one of the first cosponsors of Rep. Jimmy Panetta's bipartisan legislation to allow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to establish National Centers of Excellence at coastal institutions of higher education.
"My hope is that introducing this legislation will leverage the coastal research being conducted at universities throughout the United States, including my alma mater, Southern Miss. This bill allows those institutions to be designated as National Centers of Excellence and provide expert advice and guidance for our federal agencies focused on coastal resiliency. It’s important to form these partnerships and utilize existing research that will further our understanding of America’s coastlines," said Palazzo.