Palazzo Named to Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee

Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) announced today that he will serve on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security.

“The first priority of Congress should always be the defense of our nation. As both a Congressman and a Marine, I took an oath to protect this nation against all enemies foreign and domestic. My service on the Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee will undoubtedly allow me to continue fighting to protect our nation.

“With President Trump and Republican majorities in Congress, this subcommittee will be able to fight to secure and fortify our borders, combat amnesty and illegal immigration, develop cyber technologies against foreign threats, and safeguard our homeland from terrorism and natural disasters.

“I want to thank Chairman Frelinghuysen for his faith in me, and I look forward to working to make America Safe Again and to serving the needs of all South Mississippians.”

The Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security has jurisdiction over funding for the entire Department of Homeland Security, including its components: U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS); Customs and Border Protection (CBP); the U.S. Coast Guard; FEMA; Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); the Secret Service and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Congressman Palazzo previously served on the Homeland Security authorizing committee before being selected for the Appropriations Committee in 2015. He will continue his service on the Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee and the Agriculture subcommittee.