Roger Wicker

Roger Wicker wins U.S. Senate Republican nomination

Richard Boyanton faced off against incumbent Roger Wicker for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate. Senator Wicker defeated Boyanton and will go on to run for re-election for his second full term. News 25 spoke with Senator Wicker today…

Senator Wicker’s thoughts on Election Day

As votes are pouring in across the state in today’s elections, we had the chance to speak to one familiar candidate in the Senate primary. Senator Roger Wicker in Washington, D.C. gives us his thoughts on today’s election as he…

Senator Wicker concerned about railroad safety

Republican Senator Roger Wicker expressed concern over railroad safety today during a hearing in the nation’s capital. The hearing comes in the wake of recent high profile rail incidents in three different states that the National Transportation Safety Board has…

Senator Wicker statement on McDaniel candidacy

Senator Roger Wicker released a statement today after McDaniel’s announcement. That statement said, “Gayle and I are looking forward to this campaign and sharing my record of successfully fighting to reduce job-killing regulations, confirm conservative judges, enact historic tax cuts,…

Senator Wicker meets with Biloxi P.D. in Washington

Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Roger Wicker met with Biloxi Chief of Police John Miller and Assistant Chief of Police Michael Wills to discuss the local impacts of regional information sharing systems. Wicker has been a strong proponent of…

Wicker displays Gulfport High ornaments in Washington

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker is starting the Christmas holiday by putting Gulfport High School on the map. Unique ornaments created by students from Gulfport High School were added to the tree in his Washington, D.C. office to add a special…

Senator Wicker on taking down Confederate statues

As Confederate statues continue to come down all over the country, Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker says the monuments in Mississippi should stay. Senator Wicker was the guest speaker at the Biloxi Business Men’s meeting at Mary Mahoney’s today. After giving…

Mississippi officials condemn extremist ideals

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is condemning the “extremist ideals of neo-Nazism or white supremacy” after the weekend of violence in Virginia. Bryant says that public safety officials are ready to protect Mississippi from that type of “cowardly terrorism. “ Mississippi…

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker on health care

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker says congress is determined to make our country’s health care system better by replacing the ObamaCare program that he says is ‘crashing and burning.’ He says congress is working on a plan that lowers premiums and…

Senator Wicker stops by Harrison Co. Republican Club

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker stopped by the Harrison County Republican Club Meeting in Gulfport today, updating members on what congress is doing up in Washington D.C. As chairman of the Seapower Subcommittee, Senator Wicker said he’s excited to preside over…

Senators speaking up for local seafood

Mississippi’s U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, are taking a stand for American shrimpers and seafood markets. The senators have reached out to the International Trade Commission about extending anti-dumping duties that limit the amount of frozen seafood sent…

Cochran, Wicker working for local shrimpers

Today two U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, have asked the International Trade Commission to extend anti-dumping regulations that currently assist local shrimpers and seafood markets in staying competitive against foreign seafood imports. News 25’s Hank Davis has more.

Constituent driven town hall meeting

Angry voters are tired of not being able to get in touch with their elected representatives. Now they’re taking actions into their own hands. Frustrations are boiling over in the fourth congressional district of Mississippi where constituents say that they’ve…

Town hall meeting at USM

Tonight at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus, constituents have planned a town hall meeting for Mississippi’s fourth congressional district. Representative Steven Palazzo and Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker have been invited to attend the Q&A forum…

Senator Wicker votes to confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

Today Senator Roger Wicker voted to confirm Scott Pruitt as the next Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. In a speech delivered to the Senate in support of Pruitt’s nomination, Wicker says he believes Pruitt can take on polluters and finalize multi-state…

Wicker Meets with Supreme Court Nominee

US Senator Roger Wicker met with President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, this morning. After the meeting, Senator Wicker talked about the judge’s track record and why he thinks he’d be perfect for our nation’s supreme…

Senator Roger Wicker Stops at MGCCC

Next year, the U.S. Senate will take a look at ways to rework the higher education policy. Senator Roger Wicker wants to hear from our state colleges before he gets involved in the decision making. That’s why he made a…

Wicker Weighs in on Secretary of State Pick

Donald Trump has named Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state early this morning. The 64-year-old Tillerson is a longtime oil executive with no government or diplomatic experience. Those in favor of the pick call…

Senator Wicker Reacts to a One-Party Rule

Trump will now have a Republican majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives which can boost his chances of enacting major items on his agenda. Today, News 25 caught up with Senator Roger Wicker who says he…

Wicker Calls on a Response from VA

United States Senator Roger Wicker calls for a response from the Veteran Affairs Office after the release of what he calls “troubling reports.” According to Wicker, new allegations show that only one to six people who were responsible for manipulating…

All Aboard the Point Sur

Senator Wicker took full advantage of his visit to the Coast by stopping in Gulfport to tour one of the University of Southern Mississippi’s research vessels for the very first time. The Point Sur was originally built in 1980 and…

Senator Wicker on Trump Controversy

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker is a Donald Trump supporter, but says he doesn’t agree with Trump’s recent controversial interaction with the father of a slain Muslim U.S. Soldier. Senator Wicker was on the Coast today making a few stops, including…

US Senator On Coast Today

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker will be here on the coast this morning. He will tour two University Of Southern Mississippi research vessels at the port of Gulfport. The 135-foot r/v/ point sur was built in 1980 and acquired by the…

Senator Wicker Against Bathroom Guidance

School may be out, but the conversation surrounding the restrooms inside them continues to rule the summer. Recently, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker spoke out against the Obama Administration’s recent guidance to public schools regarding Title IX protections. That guidance asks…