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Monday, October 28, 2019
The Democrat's Chamber of Secrets
  Another week has gone by and Democrats are hiding their impeachment inquiry in their chamber of secrets. Operating from the basement of the Capitol building, Adam Schiff and his committee continue spearheading the baseless impeachment inquiry behind closed doors. This entire process lacks transparency and fairness and was not authorized by a full House vote. 

As Republicans stormed the closed door briefing to demand transparency, Adam Schiff disappeared. The American people deserve transparency when it comes to an attempt to oust a sitting president for simply disagreeing with him. 

For a Chairman who previously swore to high heavens he had concrete evidence of the President colluding with Russia only to have that proven false later, it is shameful that Nancy Pelosi is allowing Schiff to remain Chairman of the intelligence committee. I fully support and have cosponsored the resolution to censure Congressman Schiff for his inexcusable actions as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
 Unfortunately, House Democrats chose to block this bill and continue keeping their impeachment discussions in the dark. 

As the liberals continue on their pursuit to undo the will of the American people and overturn the 2016 election, I will continue pushing back on attacks against President Trump. The American people elected Congress to do a job. It's never too late to stop the political witch hunt and get back to work on real issues.

Oil and Gas Revenue Lease
President Trump's Department of the Interior announced Mississippi will receive $33.18 million from the offshore oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico. Under President Trump’s Administration we’ve experienced a steady increase in offshore revenue generated through the oil and gas leases in the Gulf. These funds will help fuel Mississippi’s economy and play a huge role in conserving Mississippi’s coastline.

To read the full release, click the link here.  

Observing October as Dyslexia Awareness Month
I joined several of my house colleagues to introduce a resolution designating October of 2019 to be Dyslexia Awareness Month. Dyslexia is an issue that is very important to me and my family. Having witnessed the challenges that dyslexia can impose on someone’s everyday life, I know that by adopting this resolution we will raise awareness on the issue and help others understand dyslexia. I am grateful to be part of the Dyslexia Caucus and to actively advocate for such a commonly stigmatized disorder.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
I join thousands in observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this time, it is important to bring awareness in efforts to increase prevention as well as help service victims of this horrible abuse.

Through the Department of Justice and the House Appropriations Committee, I have supported grants to help those affected by domestic violence including the “State and Territorial Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Coalitions Program." This grant program improves victim services while increasing the coordination between federal, state, and local entities to address violence against women as well as to prevent future violence.

Together, we can work to end domestic violence. #VoicesHavePower

Community Development Financial Institutions Congressional Champion
The Opportunity Finance Network recognized my work on the House Appropriations Committee on behalf of Mississippi and the nations community development financial institutions (CDFI). CDFIs are private sector financial institutions that invest, lend, and deliver responsible, affordable financial products and services to disadvantaged communities across the country. Mississippi has the largest number of CDFIs in the nation, with 81 in total. 

There is no doubt of the important role that community development financial institutions have in our nation. For Mississippi, CDFIs are there to ensure that capital investments and economic opportunities find their way into underserved communities. I am grateful to receive this recognition from the Opportunity Finance Network and appreciate the work they’re doing to invest in our nation.

Lisa Mensah, President of Opportunity Finance Network and Pearl Wicks, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer for Hope Credit Union in Jackson present Congressman Palazzo with the
2019 CDFI Champion Award

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