Last week, two-term Rep. Steven Palazzo, a Biloxi Republican, sparked controversy nationwide when he voted against relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, despite representing coastal Mississippi, one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina and a top beneficiary of Katrina disaster aid, Talking Points Memo reports.
But in addition to representing the region today, Palazzo (who was named Top 40 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal in 2005) was deeply involved in pressing for federal dollars in the fall of 2005. Then acting in his role as a local government official, Palazzo repeatedly appealed for federal funding to help rebuild his battered coastal Mississippi community in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Read the story in Talking Points Memo.
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