Posts Tagged ‘Sen. Thad Cochran’

House passes farm-only version of new Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a farm-only version of the Farm Bill yesterday by a vote of 216-208. Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight said that although this turn of events on the path to a new Farm Bill was unusual, he is glad to see progress finally made on the bill. […] [...]

Senators push Brown’s nomination for federal judge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is recommending Debra Brown of Jackson, who has been nominated to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi. Cochran made his recommendation while introducing Brown at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Debra Brown is very well qualified by ability, […] [...]

Panel sides with EPA over Yazoo Pump; board mulls another appeal

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel sided yesterday with the Environmental Protection Agency over its 2008 veto of a $220 million flood control project near the Yazoo River in the south Mississippi Delta. >> RELATED: EPA admits it has no experts on Yazoo Pump Project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the […] [...]

Sir, is that cow under warranty?

Mississippi’s cattle industry recently received some good news from Washington about a proposed program that would help protect them from catastrophic losses due to disease. But the state’s cattle industry continues to face issues that no single program can address — even with improved market prices, many livestock producers are still operating in the red. […] [...]

Labeling chicken

A new regulation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture requiring nutrition labels on raw, single-ingredient poultry products has the poultry industry in Mississippi somewhat mystified — and very concerned. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the USDA will require certain poultry products to provide nutrition information on the package or available at the point-of-purchase. The rule is […] [...]

Chinese drywall still has people reeling

By NASH NUNNERY I contributor pnash22@aol.com For Murph Kelly, the wait for relief has been long and excruciating. That’s because the Lafayette County resident has spent more than $90,000 of his own money to correct problems to his home caused by defective Chinese drywall. Imported from China from 2001 to 2007, the corrosive material emits […] [...]

NFIB recognizes Cochran’s record

  The National Federation of Independent Business has named Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) a Guardian of Small Business for his voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 111th Congress. In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 43 senators who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent […] [...]

Chamber gives Cochran high marks

by MBJ Staff Published: May 16,2010

Tags: Sen. Thad Cochran, Spirit of Enterprise Award, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) was recently honored on Capitol Hill by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and presented with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his pro-business record during the first session of the 111th Congress. Eligibility for the award is based on how members of Congress vote on key business issues, which the Chamber […] [...]

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