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The Hill: Now is the time to create a robust aquaculture industry to ensure food security and support our economy

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America’s seafood industry has long been a vital contributor to our economy, with the seafood supply chain supporting more than 1.8 million jobs nationwide, but you may be surprised to learn that the U.S. currently imports far more seafood than it produces. This Congress, our colleagues have the power to change that by joining with us to support the expansion of offshore…

S&P Journal of Commerce: Congressmen push FMC to form national advisory committee on port matters

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Two members of Congress are urging the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to create a committee that would advise regulators on port-related matters of national interest, similar to an existing group of shippers who have the FMC’s ear on issues linked to policy and regulation.  Giving a national port advisory committee access to the FMC would level the playing field with the…

Ezell and Garamendi Introduce Bill to Improve Emergency Supply Chains

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Congressmen Mike Ezell (MS-04) and John Garamendi (CA-08) today introduced the Facilitate Access to Swiftly Transport Goods during a Publicly Announced State of Emergency Situation (FAST PASS) Act, a bipartisan bill designed to expedite the movement of critical cargo during an emergency. The FAST PASS Act would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study…

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…

Hyde-Smith & Ezell Announce $365,000 Grant to Help Establish Nonstop Miss. Gulf Coast–Washington, D.C. Flights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and U.S. Representative Mike Ezell (R-Miss.) today announced a $365,000 grant to the Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport Authority to embark on a process to establish a nonstop flight service to a Washington, D.C.-area airport. Hyde-Smith and Ezell wrote letters of support for the airport authority’s applications for a FY2022…

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…

Rail Advent: US government gives Amtrak nearly $200m for Northeast Corridor and Gulf Coast improvements

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Representative Mike Ezell (R-MS-04) welcomed the news, saying, “As a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I have made it a priority to strengthen Mississippi's rail infrastructure. I am excited to welcome Amtrak back to the Gulf Coast, and I look forward to the new jobs and new tourism this project will bring to our coastal communities.”

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…

WXXV: Rep. Ezell visits leaders on the Coast

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Congressman Mike Ezell is on the Coast this week meeting with city leaders and enjoying the Fourth of July holiday. Ezell visited WXXV and talked to us about coastal bills and national policies. Even while home for a holiday, Congressman Mike Ezell is still handling business. “Just getting out into the community, talking to folks, and hearing some of their concerns and trying to meet…

CSP Daily News: U.S. Representatives Urge FDA to Reconsider Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban

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A ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars will only exacerbate existing illicit trade of tobacco products, according to a letter from 20 U.S. representatives sent to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert Califf. The FDA expects to publish a final rule on these new tobacco standards in August; however, the ban wouldn’t take effect until at least a year later. “When…