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Wicker to preside over US Senate on first day of Congress

Sen. Roger Wicker

Sen. Roger Wicker

JACKSON — Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker will serve as presiding office of the U.S. Senate during the first day of the 114th Congress, which convenes today.

Wicker, a Republican, will preside from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The segment will be broadcast live on C-SPAN 2.

Wicker announced the opportunity Monday.

Wicker was recently elected chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the sixth-highest ranking leadership position in the Republican Party conference of the U.S. Senate. He also has been named to five Senate committees and awaits assignments for subcommittee positions.

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