HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH RIDGELAND, MISSISSIPPI TO SETTLE DISCRIMINATORY ZONING COMPLAINT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with Ridgeland, Mississippi to resolve complaints the city violated the Fair Housing Act when it passed and enforced a zoning ordinance that HUD claimed was motivated by racial animus and created a discriminatory effect on the city’s African American residents.

HOLMES CO. BUSINESS AWARDED $6.76 MILLION FEMA CONTRACT FOR MANUFACTURED HOMES

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $6.76 million contract to a Holmes County business to supply temporary housing for Louisiana flood victims.

COCHRAN, WICKER VOTE FOR PASSAGE OF WATER PROJECTS BILL TO BENEFIT MISSISSIPPI

U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today voted for Senate passage of bipartisan water infrastructure legislation that includes provisions they developed to authorize federal resources for improving waterways, flood control and other projects in Mississippi.

FLOOD RECOVERY GRANT AWARDED TO WILKINSON COUNTY

U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today the award of a $250,000 post-disaster grant to Wilkinson County to assist residents with repairing homes damaged by flooding in early August.

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U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R-MS), Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) announced today the award of a $250,000 post-disaster grant to Wilkinson County to assist residents with repairing homes damaged by flooding in early August.

URGENT RURAL MISS. PROJECTS WIN SUPPORT FROM DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the distribution of Delta Regional Authority (DRA) grant secured last year to support infrastructure improvements and community development projects in rural Mississippi.

FORMER HINDS COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF FACING CHARGES OF EXPLOITATION AND FORGERY

A former Hinds County deputy sheriff is facing charges that she exploited a vulnerable person and committed forgery, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today. Alice Holly, 55, of Jackson, was indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury for one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person and one count of forgery. She was booked into the Hinds County Jail and released on a $10,000 bond

ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOOD CALLS FOR COLLABORATIVE EFFORT IN CONTINUING TO IMPROVE STATE MENTAL...

A lawsuit filed today by the U.S. Department of Justice against the state of Mississippi provides the most meaningful opportunity yet for leaders to work together to continue to improve the state’s mental health system, Attorney General Jim Hood said today

Wicker, Cochran Announce $20.3 Million for Mississippi Airport Upgrades

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today reported that 19 Mississippi airport facilities will benefit from $20.3 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

COMMITTEE APPROVES MEDGAR EVERS HOME LEGISLATION

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.

COCHRAN URGES DOE TO BROADEN RENEWABLE TIMBER STANDARD

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today reported his support for changes to a federal policy that restricts federal agencies from purchasing lumber products produced on millions acres of forests in Mississippi.

COCHRAN ANNOUNCES $10.5 MILLION IN FEMA PREPAREDNESS GRANTS FOR MISS.

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today announced that Mississippi will receive more than $10.5 million in state and local preparedness grants, including more than $2.0 million for security measures at four ports

Palazzo Honored as Legislator of the Year by Public Housing Association

Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) received the 2016 “Legislator of the Year Award” from the Southeastern Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (SERC-NAHRO) during their annual conference that took place this weekend at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

Biloxi Gains Nearly $9.0 Million for Infrastructure Work, Wicker & Cochran Report

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced that the City of Biloxi will receive a nearly $9.0 million grant to purchase infrastructure easements.

Water Infrastructure Investments Advance

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today voted in favor of advancing the “Water Resources Development Act” to the full Senate for its consideration. The bill would make targeted investments to the nation’s ports and waterways for the movement of goods and commerce, protect lives and property from floods, and restore vital ecosystems. The measure was passed by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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COMMITTEE APPROVES MEDGAR EVERS HOME LEGISLATION

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.

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Wicker, Cochran Announce $10.1 Million in FEMA Grants for Holmes, Montgomery,...

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced the approval of more than $10.1 million in grants to offset debris removal costs associated with tornadoes, severe storms, and flooding in Mississippi in late April.