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Bennie T.
Democrat MS 2

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  • Mourning the 11 Lives Lost in Mississippi’s Disastrous Winter Storm

    by Representative Bennie G. Thompson

    Posted on 2016-01-07

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    THOMPSON of Mississippi asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi. Mr. Speaker, as the gentleman from Mississippi (Mr. Kelly) indicated, Mississippi was hit very hard with tornadoes. There were 11 deaths, and there was significant damage. We have received a disaster declaration.

    I want to pay a special tribute to our system of disaster response, which worked. Federal, State, and local officials came together and responded just like the textbook said they should. Nowhere have we received any complaints about help not being available.

    So if there is any good that we can talk about coming from such a disaster, it is this: The system that Congress put together for government to respond to its citizens in the time of disaster worked during this particular disaster in Mississippi.


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