Flood insurance bill clears Congress
The Senate voted Thursday to approve bipartisan legislation that would block dramatic increases in premiums paid by some property owners covered under the federal flood insurance program.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
Palazzo questions wisdom of transferring C-130Js from Keesler
During Friday's House Armed Services Committee hearing on the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal, U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo questioned whether moving 10 C-130Js to the Little Rock Air Force Base is a justified proposition.
Cochran, Wicker promote US-raised catfish
JACKSON -- Mississippi Republican Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker are asking Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to uphold a decision reached last summer that determined U.S. catfish producers have been harmed by unfairly-priced frozen fish fillets from Vietnam.
Governor's bipartisan faith-based event was inspirational
Watching Gov. Phil Bryant host a crowded bipartisan, multi-racial and faith-based event at the Governor's Mansion on March 8 that included Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams was an intriguing experience.
Alexander Calls On Administration To Rescind Rule Giving Unions Carveout from Obamacare
Senators say they will consider options such as the Congressional Review Act to prevent the rule from taking effect WASHINGTON, March 13 - Senators Lamar Alexander , Orrin Hatch , John Thune and 22 of their Republican colleagues today called on the Obama administration to immediately rescind its rule creating an unwarranted special carveout for ... (more)
Thu Mar 13, 2014
The Mississippi Press
U.S. Senate passes Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act by 72-22 vote
U.S. Sens. from Mississippi Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker today voted for final passage of legislation based on a bill he helped write to ensure that homeowners and communities in Mississippi are not saddled with unaffordable flood insurance rate increases as National Flood Insurance Program reforms are implemented.
Bill to limit flood insurance rate hikes headed to president
The Senate gave final congressional approval Thursday to a bill that would limit rate increases for federal flood insurance policies to 18 percent per year.
The Miami Herald
Both Miss. senators vote for flood insurance bill
Both of Mississippi's U.S. senators have voted for a bill designed to head off dramatic increases in flood insurance rates.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
The Marion Star
Senators lament declining public interest in Afghan war
If you like sweet potatoes, why not grow a few plants this year? If space is limited, grow a plant... I've been thinking about it, and I think it all started back when I was 5 or 6 years and Dad built... "The room is almost empty," said Graham, R-S.C., glancing at the empty press and audience seats in the hearing room.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Wicker questions Gen. Selva about Keesler...
Watch as U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., questions General Paul Selva about the Air Force's plan to transfer 10 C-130Js from Keesler AFB to Little Rock, Ark.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
GOP Senators: Obama Nominee Words on Alleged Russian Treaty Breach 'Misleading'
A Russian policeman guards a Topol-M ICBM during a rehearsal for the nation's Victory Day parade in Moscow in May 2008.
State's top GOP officials endorse Palazzo
Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper and Alan Nunnelee, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, state House Speaker Phil Gunn, "Steven Palazzo has been a stalwart supporter of our efforts to keep homeowner insurance rates reasonable for all of Mississippi, especially the coastal communities," Chaney said in the release.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Mississippi Business Journal
CARTER: Add Cochran, Wicker to list of breakers of promises to veterans
If you think America should stand up for its veterans, please take a moment to read this email blast below.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Bobby Harrison: Childers' success partly depends on home region
Travis Childers will be dependent on his neighbors in Northeast Mississippi to have any chance of accomplishing what would be the nation's biggest upset of the November general elections.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Griffin announces candidacy for county commissioner in District 7
Phil Griffin has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 7th District Commission position on the Rutherford County Commission.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
LEO "CHIPPER" McDERMOTT: Kudos to Cochran
Iagree with John Harral that the Coast would not exist today without the efforts of the Big Three following Hurricane Katrina, and that Sen. Cochran was the greatest of them all.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Nunnelee is lone Miss. incumbent without primary
Saturday was congressional candidates' qualifying deadline in the state. Primaries are June 3, and the general election is Nov. 4. Longtime Sen. Thad Cochran of Oxford is challenged in the Republican primary by two-term state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville and Thomas Carey of Hernando.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Mississippi Business Journal
Cochran, Wicker join GOP vote to kill far-reaching veterans' benefits bill
Mississippi's Sen. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker joined Senate Republican in derailing a bill that would have expended $21 billion to enhance health care, education and job benefits for veterans.
Childers running for Senate
Travis Childers of Booneville, the former 1st District U.S. representative, announced Friday he is running for the Senate seat held since 1978 by Republican Thad Cochran.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Washington Post
Priscilla Presley heads to the Hill
Presley meets with Senator Roger Wicker on Capitol Hill. Hey isn't that It was a busy day on the Hill in terms of star-gazing.