U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), today praised passage of S. 611, the “Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act,” by the House of Representatives. The bill –would help small and rural communities comply with “safe drinking water” regulations. Rep. Harper and Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) introduced companion legislation to Senator Roger Wicker’s S. 611 earlier this year.
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today introduced legislation to explore whether the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers should be designated a National Park Service unit.
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today introduced legislation to explore whether the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers should be designated a National Park Service unit
Greenview Drive in Jackson, Mississippi, currently is a half-mile long Greenviewstretch where blight and decay have taken up unwelcomed residence. The road to a brighter future began yesterday with a blessing of the street and phase one of the development by local religious leaders, who were joined by banking and community representatives.
U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced that the City of Tupelo and the Louisville Municipal School District, two areas devastated by tornadoes in 2014, will receive more than $3.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund construction of three community safe rooms
The floors in Fay Johnson's Waveland, Mississippi, home were buckling. The electrical system had problems, and the bathroom sink and toilet needed replacing. But living on disability, the 50-year old retired prep cook for Holiday Inn could not afford repairs
In the last 10 years, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program has obligated more than $159 million from Hurricane Katrina recovery to build community safe rooms throughout Mississippi to protect people during storms. HMGP provides grants to state, local and tribal governments to implement long-term mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property from a disaster
Mississippi Phosphates Corp. (MPC), a Mississippi corporation which owned and operated a fertilizer manufacturing facility located on Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today to a felony information charging the company with a criminal violation of the Clean Water Act, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sam Hirsch of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis for the Southern District of Mississippi.
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced that more than $4.8 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants will be split between three Mississippi airports
Justice Department Settles Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination in Housing by the City of Petal,...
The Justice Department today announced an agreement with the city of Petal, Mississippi, to resolve allegations of discrimination against persons with intellectual disabilities who sought to live in supported housing in one of the city’s residential neighborhoods.
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today reported that 16 Mississippi fire departments will receive more than $1.4 million in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to enhance their operations and safety efforts
Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood announced today in Biloxi that Mississippi has reached an agreement in principle with BP to settle claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The settlement will bring approximately $1.5 billion in additional relief to Mississippi over the next 17 years. Combined with $659 million in early funding, Mississippi is receiving a total of nearly $2.2 billion in compensation.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today joined a bipartisan effort to urge the Department of Health and Human Services to release fiscal year 2015 funding immediately for Community Health Centers. A portion of the funds were set aside for a potential lapse in funding for health centers. However, Congress extended funding earlier this year as part of a larger Medicare package
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced their support of cost-saving legislation that would improve health care accessibility for people who need home health services.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-MS, today cosponsored a bill authored by Sens. Mark R. Warner, D-VA, and Roy Blunt, R-MO, to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure. The Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act helps to address the nation’s alarming investment shortfall in maintaining and improving our transportation network, water and wastewater systems and energy infrastructure.