Congressman Palazzo speaks at National Port Authority Conference

Congressman Palazzo speaks at National Port Authority Conference

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDAM) - This is a news release from the office of Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-94) 

Today Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-04) joined House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) at the American Association of Port Authorities annual conference to offer their insights on national trade policy and how it affects our our nation's local ports. Palazzo was invited by AAPA president and constituent Mark McAndrews, head of the Pascagoula Port Authority.

During the panel, Congressman Palazzo spoke about our nation's infrastructure needs and cutting red tape, saying "If America is going to have free trade, it must have fair trade. We should export the EPA to other countries if we truly want our ports to succeed."

Palazzo went on to highlight the important role Mississippi's ports play in the nation's economy, saying "The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to three of our nation's finest ports: Gulfport, Pascagoula and Bienville. Each is well positioned to capitalize on rapidly increasing global trade and exports of American-made goods."

The American Association of Port Authorities is a trade association that represents more than 130 public port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. Association members include more than 300 sustaining and associate members — firms and individuals with an interest in the seaports of the Western Hemisphere.