Tag Archives: Sen. Thad Cochran

Wicker remains on Senate Commerce Committee, adds budget panel to assignments

January 3, 2013

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U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker received assignments today to five Senate committees for the 113th Congress. Mississippi’s junior senator remains on the Armed Services Committee and the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. In addition, he will serve on the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; and the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). “These committees […]

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Farmers watching for Cochran move to Ranking Member of Senate Ag Committee

January 3, 2013

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Mississippi farmers are waiting to learn whether the Magnolia State’s senior senator will move to the Senate Agriculture Committee and have a key hand in shaping a new farm bill extension as the ag panel’s Ranking Republican member. AgFax.com reported shortly before Christmas on speculation that Sen. Thad Cochran was mulling a move to become […]

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CARTER: Wicker, Cochran turn backs on veterans in time of dire need

October 26, 2012

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  Forgive Mississippi’s veterans if they don’t return the insincere salutes rendered this Veterans Day by senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran. Veterans returning from a decade of conflict face unemployment in numbers at least 10 percent higher than the rest of us. They need help. The $1 billion Veterans Jobs Corps Act was designed […]

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Farm subsidies, other programs face cuts up to $35 billion

February 7, 2012

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Agricultural programs could be cut by $30 billion to $35 billion in the 2012 farm bill, warned Carlisle Clarke, legislative assistant to Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in an interview with The Southeast Farm Press. “Last fall, in the debt ceiling discussions, each congressional committee was charged with offering up a package of cuts for programs […]

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