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Pickering to run for Senate if Cochran decides against reelection

November 26, 2013

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Add State Auditor Stacey Pickering to the list of potential candidates for the U.S. Senate if Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) decides not to seek reelection in 2014. Cochran has held the seat since 1978 and has said he’ll decide by the end of this month whether to seek another six-year term. However, a Cochran spokesman […]

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Palazzo, Nunnelee held hard line; voted against shutdown resolution

October 17, 2013

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Mississippi Republican Reps. Steven Palazzo and Alan Nunnelee voted against a resolution last night that ended the 16-day partial government shutdown. Republican Rep. Gregg Harper and Democrat Bennie Thompson and U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, both Republicans, voted for the resolution. Palazzo says the resolution did nothing to address health care overhaul and […]

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Cochran could face young challenger in the Tea Party’s McDaniels; Palazzo also watching

October 16, 2013

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U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has had a long run in the Senate, but it looks like he will soon face a challenge from one of the state’s young, up-and-coming legislators. Two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel said yesterday that he’s leaning toward challenging Cochran in the 2014 Republican primary. McDaniel told The Associated Press that […]

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U.S. Senate Agriculture committee: Farm Bill mark-up advisory

May 7, 2013

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Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full Committee for purposes of considering and marking up the 2013 Farm Bill on Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. in the Committee’s hearing room, 328-A of the Russell Senate Office Building. ***Due to limited […]

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Senate passes farm bill with $23 billion in cuts; House action next

June 21, 2012

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp beneficiaries. The 64-35 vote for passage defied political odds. Many inside and outside of Congress had predicted […]

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Bid in Senate to delay debit card ‘swipe’ fees falls short

June 8, 2011

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Retailers, gas stations, restaurateurs and other businesses that regularly receive payment through customer debit cards won the day in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, with opponents of caps on debit card swipe fees falling short of votes needed to delay implementation of the caps for two years. The Senate vote lets the Federal Reserve limit to […]

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National bankers group encouraged by bid to quash debit-fee cap

March 15, 2011

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By Ted Carter The American Bankers Association says legislation introduced in the Senate Tuesday gives it hope that banks can avoid a pending cut in the fees they receive from merchants on debit card transactions. The so-called Durbin amendment, named after sponsor Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, mandates the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors put […]

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