Wednesday, September 28, 2022

$20 Million Aid for Jackson Water Advances in Senate

 Senator Roger Wicker issued the following statement. 

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today voted to advance a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through December 16, 2022. Among other provisions, the short-term funding bill would provide $20 million to support the City of Jackson.

The legislation moved forward in the Senate after Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., pulled his controversial “permitting reform” provisions from consideration. The provisions had been advanced as part of a deal Manchin made with Senate Democratic leadership, but were strongly opposed by many Republicans.

“Senator Manchin’s backroom deal on ‘permitting reform’ paved the way for Democrats to pass a disastrous tax and spending bill, but he thought he could ask Republicans to help him complete the arrangement. Republicans stood strong and let Senate leadership know that they would not support a fatally-flawed proposal that would have created new regulatory risks for traditional power and further undermined our energy independence. Senate Democrats were forced to accept reality and withdraw this counterproductive proposal,” Wicker said.

After voting to advance the continuing resolution, Wicker shared his support for provisions in the package that would provide $20 million to support Jackson’s water infrastructure.

“I support providing additional resources to help the city of Jackson address its water infrastructure needs. The $20 million included in this funding legislation would build on the initial $5 million provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. I recognize this funding will not be enough to address the long-standing water infrastructure issues in Jackson, but this is a good start.”

The 2007 Water Resources Development Act authorized $25 million for the City of Jackson’s water and wastewater infrastructure needs. This authorization was provided through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure Assistance Program. The city received an initial $5 million appropriation from that authorization earlier this year, which will enable the Corps of Engineers to complete projects in partnership with the city.

Kingfish note: The Corps, not Jackson, will control the spending of these funds. 



Anonymous said...

Billions and billions have been sent to freaking Ukraine, yet US citizens living in a US city can't get enough to completely guarantee safe drinking water? Just ridiculous and just another example of DC being completely disconnected from mainstream America.

Anonymous said...

The rumbling you feel is the hogs headed towards the trough.....

Anonymous said...

$20 million? That's $10 million less than Chokwe's lawyer buddies got in a cut and dry settlement case against Siemens. Hell, any of the local social justice lawyers could have done it for way cheaper and helped the city out tremendously. I guess that isn't part of the plan though.

Anonymous said...

So I as a taxpayer from outside of Jackson am paying the city money as a reward for incompetence and no doubt wasteful spending. This sends a terrible message and encourages wasteful spending.

Anonymous said...

If Wicker himself is not overseeing these funds then its just virtue signaling on his part. If this money is just turned over to the city of Jackson with no oversight then they might as well throw it in the air in front of city hall.

Anonymous said...

Atlanta strip club trip soon for a stop over on the way for a few weeks in Paris.

Anonymous said...

Soc and Chok about to go shock and awe on that $20 million.

Anonymous said...

So much for Bennie's $200m self-promotion tour.

Anonymous said...

When will people wake up and realize that Washington, D.C. doesn't exist to benefit the citizens of this country.

D.C. rules the U.S. as if it were an occupying force. The decisions that are made there are only to benefit the owners. Here's a hint, it isn't we the people.

The first post says it all.

StarRider said...

Starting an over/under pool for actual indictments issued for criminal misuse of this money, I'm saying $2M.

And in other news, how much of it will wind up in the hands of the trash collectors that didn't get paid? Maybe Chucky may yet avoid the horse head in his bed?

Anonymous said...

City is getting all organized to sell a few million bonds to renovate the Davis Plaetarium tho.

Anonymous said...

Davosboy “Qtip” Wicker makin it rain down at city hall yall!!!

Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous that US taxpayers should pay anything for Jackson's incompetence. Period.

Anonymous said...

At least it's a WRDA appropriation meaning that every f*cking dime will go through the Corps vice grip. Good luck, gumflapper, parceling out political favors to grifters, family or otherwise.

Anonymous said...

What a crock of &#!-...
Wicker has been a huge disappointment for a long time now. To sign off on this is just coddling to the COJ govt. What a sham. If the city would bill and collect for the amount of water I see coming from fire hydrants around where I work, they would have all the money required to repair their plants.

Anonymous said...

10:36 for the win!

Anonymous said...

That $20 million is about a year of uncollected water/sewer revenue.

PrayForJackson said...


I am hoping you are correct and there will be some oversight in place for these funds...

Anonymous said...

Sen.. Wicker is simply playing for a Hope of Getting Jackson votes. mHis smile has gotten Old, his Leadership has amounted to Nothing. I hope he has a worthy opponent this time-

Anonymous said...

Oh Lordy! Please look at what Manchin really got for coal in his State and the "guard rails" for THAT.

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