U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today announced that the City of Tupelo and the Louisville Municipal School District, two areas devastated by tornadoes in 2014, will receive more than $3.2 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to fund construction of three community safe rooms

Wicker, Bryant Announce $85,000 in ARC Grants for Mississippi

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant today reported that Pontotoc County and Northeast Mississippi Community College (NEMCC) will receive more than $85,000 in grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).


U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today reported that 16 Mississippi fire departments will receive more than $1.4 million in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to enhance their operations and safety efforts

Wicker Urges HHS to Provide Additional Support for Community Health Centers

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today joined a bipartisan effort to urge the Department of Health and Human Services to release fiscal year 2015 funding immediately for Community Health Centers. A portion of the funds were set aside for a potential lapse in funding for health centers. However, Congress extended funding earlier this year as part of a larger Medicare package

Wicker, Cochran Promote Increased Access to Home Health Services

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Thad Cochran, R-Miss., today announced their support of cost-saving legislation that would improve health care accessibility for people who need home health services.

Wicker Joins Bipartisan Effort to Boost Nation’s Infrastructure

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-MS, today cosponsored a bill authored by Sens. Mark R. Warner, D-VA, and Roy Blunt, R-MO, to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure. The Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act helps to address the nation’s alarming investment shortfall in maintaining and improving our transportation network, water and wastewater systems and energy infrastructure.

Wicker, Heitkamp Rural Water Bill Clears Senate

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., today praised passage of the “Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act,” S. 611, by the Senate. The bill – which passed unanimously – would help small and rural communities comply with “safe drinking water” regulations. Wicker and Heitkamp introduced the legislation earlier this year

Wicker Calls for Better Green Building Standards for Defense Department on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC - December 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Tuesday discussed on the Senate Floor an amendment he filed to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to help ensure military construction projects avoid unnecessary costs related to third party energy-efficient building standards through increased transparency.

Wicker Introduces Flood Insurance Reform to Provide Certainty for Homeowners

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today introduced the Consumer Option for an Alternative System to Allocate Losses (COASTAL) Act to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by using increased data during the claims process. Wicker’s legislation would provide greater certainty to homeowners and the insurance market, ensuring certain losses from future storms are settled in a timely and equitable manner



The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.


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