Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker gets $20M to aid Jackson water issues

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-09-30 15:01:11

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (Tupelo-R) addresses residents of the south Delta gathered at a town meeting held in Rolling Fork, Miss., to address the decades-long failure to install the Yazoo Pumps to mitigate flooding Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

As part of a bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 16, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has included a short-term funding bill that would provide $20 million to support the City of Jackson.

The House Friday passed a bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 16, hours before a partial shutdown would have kicked in at midnight and only weeks before the midterm elections.

The vote was 230-2 with a handful of Republicans joining Democrats in support of the bill. The measure, which passed the Senate 72-25 Thursday, heads to for his signature.

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