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Palazzo, Nunnelee held hard line; voted against shutdown resolution

Mississippi Republican Reps. Steven Palazzo and Alan Nunnelee voted against a resolution last night that ended the 16-day partial government shutdown. Republican Rep. Gregg Harper and Democrat Bennie Thompson and U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, voted for the resolution. Palazzo says the resolution did nothing to address health care overhaul and did nothing to reduce spending. ...

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After half-decade in dock, Delta Queen could sail again

An act of Congress could be the first step in getting the Delta Queen back on the Mississippi River after a five-year hiatus. The U.S. House of Representatives voted yesterday to allow an exemption from some fire-retardant materials construction requirements for vessels operating within the boundary line of the United States’ inland waterways, according to the Natchez Democrat. As a ...

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House to vote on last minute "fiscal cliff" bill

The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. House of Representatives will soon cast a vote on the so-called “fiscal cliff” bill, hours after a midnight deal was hammered out by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Vice-President Joe Biden. The bill will raise taxes on higher incomes but avoid a similar tax on middle income Americans. Andrew Taylor has ...

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