Congress Includes $600 Million For Jackson Water System In Omnibus Bill

Rep. Bennie Thompson close up, looking straight forward while adjusting his glasses with his thumb and index finger

The City of Jackson is on the cusp of receiving an unprecedented $600 million in federal funds to alleviate the water crisis and rebuild significant portions of the drinking water system. U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., andU.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., announced that the congressional year-end funding omnibus bill will include the enormous grant exclusively for the City of Jackson.