JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Two Congressional committees are looking into what they say is a history of disinvestment into Jackson’s water system, including reports that Gov. Tate Reeves intentionally blocked the city from receiving money for infrastructure repairs over the years.
On Thursday, Chairman Bennie Thompson and Vice Chairwoman Liz Cheney of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol spoke before the full committee voted 9-0 in favor of subpoenaing former President Donald Trump for his testimony. Read More
U.S. Capitol Police said Tuesday they were investigating a letter with “concerning language” that was received near the office of Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., the chair of the House Jan. 6 committee.
Below is a press release from Congressman Bennie G. Thompson:
United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the U.S.
U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson is developing draft language in search of up to $200 million in federal funds for the City of Jackson’s ailing water system, according to a Sept. 21, 2022, report in POLITICO. Thompson’s plan could potentially bypass the State of Mississippi and send the money directly to the City for repairs and upgrades to the Jackson water system.
Federal lawmakers took a closer look at Jackson’s water and sewer issues that have led to recent federal and state intervention.
Unfunded infrastructure mandates, environmental justice, water equity, and climate change were among the topics discussed Wednesday during a Congressional Homeland Security Committee hearing, with Jackson’s water crisis at the center of the discussion.
Congressman Bennie Thompson Announces U. S. Department of Justice Awarded $640,909 to Mississippi State and Local Agencies
United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) announced the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded a FY 22 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, FY 22 Intellectual Property Enforcement Grant and FY 22 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant to Mississippi State and Local Agencies.
Congressman Thompson said he has been talking with the mayor and other city leaders and repeated, “I have not seen a plan,” about a long-term fix for the water system.
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With the U.S. Postal Service under assault from the Trump Administration, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) was among the first to cast a vote in favor of H.R. 8015, Delivering for America Act.