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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after supporting House passage of H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today voted for an amendment to defund the “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule. The proposal, authored by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., was blocked by Senate Democrats from being included in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which is currently being considered by the chamber.
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