News Releases

Jan 03 2013

COCHRAN SELECTED RANKING MEMBER ON SENATE AGRICULUTRE COMMITTEE

Mississippi Senator Retains Seats on Appropriations, Rules Committees

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding his selection as Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for the 113th Congress:
 
“I am pleased the members of the Senate Agriculture Committee have entrusted me with the opportunity to be their Ranking Republican Member.  I will use the experiences I've gained in serving on the committee since 1979 to help quickly advance a new Farm Bill that will meet the needs of our country’s farmers, small businesses and those who rely on the nutrition programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction.  I look forward to working with Chairman Stabenow and members of the committee in this new Congress, and I thank Senator Roberts for his dedicated service as the Ranking Member during the 112th Congress.”
 
Cochran joined the Senate Agriculture Committee after being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978.  He has previously served as committee chairman from 2003 to 2005.
 
Cochran will also continue to serve on the Senate Committee on Rules, as well as the Committee on Appropriations where he is expected to remain the Ranking Member on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.

###

 

Jackson Office
190 East Capitol St.
Suite 550
Jackson, Mississippi 39201
Phone: (601) 965-4459
Washington Office
United States Senate
113 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2402
Phone: (202) 224-5054
Oxford Office
U.S. Federal Courthouse
911 East Jackson Avenue
Suite 249
Oxford, Mississippi 38655
Phone: (662) 236-1018
Gulf Coast Office
2012 15th Street
Suite 451
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
Phone: (228) 867-9710