Sen. Wicker advocates for proper enforcement of Jones Act
Properly enforcing the #JonesAct is important for economic and national security. Our nation needs sufficient U.S.-flagged ships and mariners to support our troops in times of crisis. WATCH my full opening statement to @SenateCommerce here ⤵ https://t.co/5k4t555oIw
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) March 6, 2019
Congressman Thompson takes issue with Sec. Nielsen
Rep. Bennie Thompson: “We’re not going to go through the semantics… I saw the cyclone fences that were made as cages – and you did too. All you have to do is admit it. If it’s a bad policy, then change it. But don’t mislead the Committee.” https://t.co/xLSgpvpV4L pic.twitter.com/gWQtQEHRta
— ABC News (@ABC) March 6, 2019
Israel Consul General thanks Mississippi for support
Great news today! The Israel Support Act of 2019, Mississippi’s anti-BDS Bill, passed through the MS State Senate & is expected to go to Governor @PhilBryantMS next for final signature. Thankful for the support for #Israel from all our friends in #Mississippi!
Todah y’all! ???? pic.twitter.com/hV7UqE4QJT
— Lior Haiat ?? (@LiorHaiat) March 6, 2019
WTOK – Community colleges advocate for more state funding
Sen. Hyde-Smith on Green New Deal
The Green New Deal is unrealistic, unworkable, and unaffordable. The $65K per year burden this scheme would put on families is well above the median household income in Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/urv4nNvoXM
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) March 6, 2019
A bill to extend the state’s ‘Special Needs Education Scholarship Account’ program (ESA) will die.
While the bill (SB 2675) to extend the ESA program until 2024 was passed by the Senate earlier in the session, Chairman of the House Education Committee Rep. Richard Bennett decided to let the bill die. While speaking on the decision, Bennett reportedly cited concerns about the program, while also saying that it should not be voted on until next year’s session due to the major changes that will take place in November’s elections.