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Cleveland gets money for boulevard

by Associated Press Published: November 1,2010

Tags: boulevard, Capitol Street, CLEVELAND, Cochran, Delta State University, JACKSON, Senatobia

JACKSON — The city of Cleveland will receive $1.1 million for construction of a boulevard and trail to venues at Delta State University in Cleveland. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., says the project is designed to alleviate traffic through residential areas. Cochran says the funding is part of $3.3 million from the Federal Highway Administration […] [...]

Cochran opposes earmark moratorium

by Wally Northway Published: March 17,2010

Tags: Cochran, Congress, earmarks

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has come out strongly against a proposal that he says would effectively impose a moratorium on how Congress uses earmarks to appropriate funding for programs and projects within the federal government. The Senate on Tuesday voted with Cochran (68-29) to table an […] [...]

Cochran co-sponsors interest-waiving bill

by Wally Northway Published: March 16,2010

Tags: Cochran, Congress, disaster loans, disaster relief, Katrina

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation that would offer assistance to small businesses on the Gulf Coast by waiving interest payments on disaster-related loans issued after recent hurricanes. Cochran is cosponsoring the Southeast Hurricanes Small Business Disaster Relief Act (S.2986), which would direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) to establish a disaster […] [...]

Cochran pushes water projects as job-creators

by Wally Northway Published: March 14,2010

Tags: Cochran, Congress, employment, federal government, jobs, unemployment, water projects

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is pressing federal officials to accelerate federal water projects in Mississippi as one way to create greater economic activity in a state with a 12 percent unemployment rate. Cochran, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, addressed the new Mississippi unemployment rate during a March 12 hearing to review […] [...]

Cochran wants more details from White House

by Wally Northway Published: March 5,2010

Tags: Cochran, Congress, manufacturing, President Obama

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has asked President Obama to provide Congress with greater details about his administration’s initiative to strengthen the manufacturing sector in the United States. Cochran was among 11 senators who this week sent a letter to the President seeking more information about his plan, titled “A Framework for Revitalizing American […] [...]

International tourism bill passes

by Wally Northway Published: March 2,2010

Tags: Cochran, Congress, international tourism, President of the United States

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has again passed legislation intended to attract more foreign tourists to the United States, a measure U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) supported as a cosponsor. Cochran voted with the Senate to pass—for a second time—the Tourism Promotion Act. The bill was attached by the House to HR.1299, legislation involving U.S. […] [...]

Cochran disappointed in jobs bill

by Wally Northway Published: February 25,2010

Tags: Cochran, Congress, employment, jobs, Senate

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) said he is hopeful that the payroll tax holiday incentives included in a Senate jobs bill will help bring down the unemployment rate in Mississippi. Cochran voted for Senate passage of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HR.2847), which was approved on a 70-28 vote. “The jobless rate […] [...]

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