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Wicker to preside over US Senate on first day of Congress

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 ...

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Wicker receives committee assignments

JACKSON — Mississippi Republican Sen. Roger Wicker has retained his seniority positions on the Senate Armed Service and Commerce Committee. Wicker’s office says in a news release that the senator will also serve on the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Rules Committee. The EPW Committee oversees a broad range of issues, including oversight of the ...

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FEMA approves more than $43M for tornado recovery efforts

LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), report approval for more than $43.5 million in federal grant awards linked to work to rebuild tornado-damaged Louisville and Winston County, including $34.5 million to support restoration of a plywood manufacturing plant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) informed the lawmakers that four FEMA ...

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Cochran, Wicker pleased with ITC ruling on imported rebar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting a decision that they say will benefit U.S. steel producers in Mississippi and other states by allowing the United States to act against the unfair surge in imported steel reinforcing bar or “rebar.” The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has reached a unanimous determination that rebar ...

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Senators write letter over concern for rural health care delivery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are pushing the Obama administration to more effectively consider the effects its federal rules and regulations have on the delivery of health care in rural areas. The senators are among 34 who have signed a letter to Marilyn B. Tavenner, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

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Tupelo getting funding for removal of debris after devastating tornado

TUPELO — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), are supporting the distribution of $1.95 million in new funding to the city of Tupelo for tornado damage debris removal. The lawmakers announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding, which will support Tupelo’s ongoing recovery from a deadly April 28 tornado. The award, ...

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Senators push for protecting steel producers from imported rebar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are supporting efforts that they say will ensure that U.S. steel producers in Mississippi and other states are protected from imported steel reinforcing bar, or “rebar.” Cochran and Wicker are encouraging Meredith Broadbent, chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), to protect the U.S. rebar industry by ...

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House votes for transfer of Yellow Creek Port land to state

IUKA — The House of Representatives has passed by voice vote H.R. 3044, which approves the transfer of Yellow Creek Port properties in Iuka. Located on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, the Yellow Creek Port was developed for economic development purposes by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in cooperation with the state of Mississippi. “Manufacturing remains one of the top drivers of ...

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Cochran, Wicker petition for more time to mull EPA regulations

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have endorsed an effort to give the public and stakeholders more time to comment on carbon emissions regulations being promoted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Cochran and Wicker are among 53 senators who signed a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that seeks a 60-day extension to the public ...

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TRI-Mississippi project receives $17.8M TIGER VI grant

  SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — A total of $17.8 million in federal transportation funding has been awarded for a collaborative initiative to support job growth by improving roadways in three Southwest Mississippi counties. The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a $17.8-million TIGER VI grant application submitted by Claiborne County, along with Franklin and Jefferson counties and Alcorn State University. The ...

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