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Wicker, Ezell Lead Resolution Marking Anniversary of the Establishment of the Seabees

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Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and U.S. Representative Mike Ezell (R-MS-04) led a bipartisan, bicameral resolution recognizing the 82nd anniversary of the establishment of the United States Naval Construction Force, known as the “Seabees,” and thanking them for their service to our country. The lead Democratic sponsors are U.S. Senator Sheldon…

Rep. Ezell in Magnolia Tribune: Secretary Mayorkas Has Abandoned His Post; Accountability is Here

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The biggest challenge facing Congress in 2024 is securing our southern border. Last year alone, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recorded over 2.9 million encounters at the Southwest border—more than the entire population of Mississippi.  As a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, it’s my responsibility to ensure the Department of Homeland…

Hamas attacks part of Tehran’s effort to stymie Saudi-Israeli peace, GOP congressmen say

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Rep. Mike Ezell (R-Miss.) isn’t aware of evidence that Hamas aimed to disrupt Saudi-Israel normalization efforts, but told JNS that is “very possible.” “Regardless, the path forward for America in the Middle East is clear: We must stand with Israel, work to expand the Abraham Accords, and hold Hamas and its supporters such as Iran accountable for their horrific actions,” he said.

Ezell Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Israel; Condemning Hamas and Iran

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Congressman Mike Ezell today joined House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Ranking Member Gregory Meeks (NY-05), and a bipartisan coalition of members to introduce a resolution supporting Israel and condemning the war launched on Saturday by Iran-backed Hamas terrorists. Since the first attacks on October 7, 2023, hundreds of…

Ezell Speaks on Ongoing Spending Negotiations

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This afternoon, Congressman Mike Ezell outlined his thoughts on H.R. 5525, the Spending Reduction and Border Security Act, as well as the potential of a government shutdown.   Remarks as delivered are below. You can download the video here. "Today, I voted for a bill that would have secured our southern border, cut billions in wasteful spending, and ensure our government is open…

Ezell Cosponsors Legislation to Pay Troops During Potential Shutdown

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This week, Congressman Mike Ezell joined the bipartisan Pay Our Troops Act (H.R. 5641), a bill that would ensure members of the armed forces continue to receive pay in the event of a government shutdown. "We cannot allow Washington politics to get in the way of our national defense," said Congressman Ezell. "Keeping our troops paid during a potential government shutdown should be one…

WLOX: Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport receives grant for nonstop service to Washington D.C.

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Exciting news has landed at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and U.S. Representative Mike Ezell announced Wednesday that a $365,000 grant will support a nonstop flight service to the Washington Reagan National Airport. This decision was made to serve the Keesler Air Force Base, Naval Construction Battalion, NASA Stennis Space Center and other federal…

Ezell Votes to Sanction and Condemn Iran; Draws Attention to Disastrous Biden Policies

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Congressman Mike Ezell joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to vote for a package of legislation aimed at Iran's nuclear missile efforts and human rights abuses. The package included the Fight CRIME Act, which Congressman Ezell cosponsored. "I'm proud to take these votes tonight to sanction the repressive Iranian regime," said Congressman Ezell. "Their pursuit of a nuclear…

Magnolia Tribune: Ezell among 70 Republicans who voted to cut off security assistance to Ukraine

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On Thursday, Mississippi’s 4th District Congressman Mike Ezell was among 70 Republicans who voted for an amendment before the U.S. House of Representatives that would have cut off all U.S. military security assistance to Ukraine. The other three Mississippi Congressmen – Trent Kelly (R-MS 1), Bennie Thompson (D-MS 2) and Michael Guest (R-MS 3) – opposed the amendment. The amendment…