2022 Legislative Session – Week 4

Here is a recap of a few highlights from this week in my role as State Senator from District 52, as well as updates from our Congressional Campaign. Fulfilling my duties as State Senator will be a top priority for me during this campaign. After all, I took an oath to honorably serve my constituents and the Constitution.

“On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

― Thomas Jefferson

Our Congressional Campaign Raised Over $125,000 in Two Months

In the two months between our congressional campaign announcement on Oct. 25, 2021 and the Dec. 31 FEC (Federal Election Commission) reporting cutoff, our campaign has raised over $125,000. FEC reports for all candidates are due by Jan. 31, 2022.

“I strongly support Brice for several reasons, one of which is the need for effectiveness at the federal level, particularly in the areas of national defense and appropriations,” said Jerry St. Pé, former president of Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. “I also know him to be a man of honor who will listen, study the issues and work tirelessly to get things done for the people of South Mississippi ­just like he has shown us in the state senate. We need Brice right now in Congress.”

Click HERE to view our full press release.

Qualifying With The Mississippi GOP

I officially qualified with the Mississippi GOP as a candidate to be your Congressman for the 4th Congressional District. I couldn’t be more excited to take this next official step toward the primary which will be held on June 7, 2022!

Click HERE to view the Super Talk article about us qualifying for more details.

Mississippi First Responders Caucus Meeting

Unfortunately, people are leaving the law enforcement profession and even choosing not to go into it. No doubt, a direct result of the negative attacks on law enforcement across the country. As Senate Chairman of the First Responders Caucus, my colleagues and I are about doing what we can to encourage good men and women to enter the profession.

Watch our policy video on standing up for our law enforcement by clicking HERE.

“First Responder Appreciation and Recruitment Act” Was Named Bill of The Day by Y’all Politics

I have filed Senate Bill 2774, which decreases the time it will take for first responders to receive retirement benefits. To read the Y’all Politics in which this bill was featured in, click HERE.

Stennis International Airport Ribbon Cutting

It was great to attend the ribbon-cutting for the Stennis International Airport’s new state-of-the-art hangar this past Wednesday in Hancock County with Tate Reeves, members of the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, and Hancock County members of the Mississippi State Legislature. Keeping BP/GCRF funds where they belong, in the bottom 6 counties, has been a priority and we’ve succeeded. I’m excited to see these dollars bring new advancements such as this one to Mississippi. As your Congressman, I pledge to continuously fight for economic development opportunities from Hattiesburg and the Pine Belt down to the Coast.

Moving Forward With Medical Marijuana Bill

With the medical marijuana bill in the hands of Governor Tate Reeves, he can now choose to veto the bill, sign the bill, or pass the bill with no signature. The Mississippi legislature is in the majority. Watch my recent television news interviews regarding medical marijuana by clicking the links below.

Interview with WXXV 25

Interview with WLOX

Visit to Southern States Soccer Club

I enjoyed our night in Hattiesburg at the Southern States Soccer Club, meeting many of the founders of this amazing facility that is drawing events and teams from all over and is home to the STARS semi-pro team in the National Premier Soccer League.The founders had a vision and it has become reality.

Visit to Rolls-Royce Naval Marine

Manufacturing is alive and well in Jackson County! Did you know Rolls-Royce plc in Pascagoula makes 90% of the propellers for U.S. Navy ships? Securing $1M of GCRF/BP funds in 2020 for expansion meant jobs and development for the Coast. I appreciate Louie Vihtelic, Site Manager, for the wonderful tour.

See our video of my vision for economic development by clicking HERE.

Spoke at the MOMA Conference

It was an honor speaking to the students of William Carey University Medical School in Hattiesburg yesterday evening hosted by MOMA – the Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association. We are thankful for the Dean of William Carey Medical School, Dr. Italo Subbarao, who has led these students to great advancements and opportunities. I talked to the students about Mississippi and being advocates for their profession.


Leaf River Dixie National Wagon Train Send-Off in Benndale

Mississippi folks, Mississippi values! Was honored to wish the wagon train good luck on their ride to Dixie National Rodeo. Mr. Lionel & his wife have been making the trek for almost 30 years! Being in the country in South Mississippi enjoying God’s gifts is good for the soul.

The Week Ahead

  • Tuesday is a Legislative Deadline for Bills to Move Out of Committee
  • Begin Appropriations
  • Debating Bills in Full Chamber

Please stay tuned for future blog posts with updates from the legislative session, District 52, community events, and our Congressional campaign. Our campaign is in full swing and as you know, getting our message out takes funding. If you would like to provide financial support, please click the button below.

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