Thad Cochran

Navy ship to be named USS Thad Cochran

After his passing nearly seven months ago, the US Navy announced they will name a ship after former US Senator Thad Cochran. The announcement came today from Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. Spencer said the future guided-missile destroyer will be called…

U.S. Senator Cochran’s funeral service

Flags in Mississippi are flying half-staff to honor former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. A funeral was held yesterday at the state capital in Jackson for Senator Cochran. Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was among those to honor him. Another funeral service…

U.S Senator Cochran’s funeral service

Flags in Mississippi are flying at half-staff to honor former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. The first of two funeral services for Senator Cochran began this morning at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson. Governor Phil Bryant and Lt. Governor Tate Reeves…

The life and legacy of Senator Thad Cochran

“Quiet, but powerful,” was how former United States Senator Thad Cochran was described. Senator Cochran passed away this morning at a veteran’s nursing home in Oxford at the age of 81. Politicians from across the state today mourned the life…

Reactions on the passing for Senator Thad Cochran

An outpouring of support came from across the State for Senator Thad Cochran and his family. U.S. Senator Roger Wicker expressed his condolences in a statement saying in part: “Thad Cochran was a giant in the United States Senate and…

Chris McDaniel In Harrison County

Term limits, Obamacare and balancing the budget ... Just a few topics discussed by state Senator Chris McDaniel in South Mississippi Wednesday. McDaniel was the guest speaker at D’Iberville Business Club Meeting at the Scarlet Pearl Casino. He's recently been…

Senator Thad Cochran says farewell

Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi has given a farewell speech in the U.S. Senate where he’s the longest-serving current member of Congress. The 80-year-old Cochran is retiring April 1st because of poor health. He says he’s “optimistic about the…

Farewell statement of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran

The U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) today issued his farewell statement to the Senate during time set aside by the Senate Majority Leader for Senators to recognize Cochran’s service. Cochran (R-Miss.) will retire from the Senate on Sunday, April. 1.…

Mississippi Senate shake up

Governor Phil Bryant announced today he will not appoint himself to succeed longtime Senator Thad Cochran. Roger Wicker is already up for re-election. Eighty-year-old Thad Cochran announced Monday that he is resigning April 1st because of poor health. Cochran is…

Senator Cochran will resign April 1st

Today, Mississippi Republican Senator Thad Cochran announced he will resign from his seat in the U.S. Senate on April 1st. News 25’s Veronica Bayona spoke to Howie Morgan, a local political consultant, who tells us more about what this decision…

Cochran announces his intent to resign from Senate

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, today announced his intention to resign from the U.S. Senate effective April 1, 2018. “I regret my health has become an ongoing challenge. I intend to fulfill my…

Senator Cochran postpones trip to Washington

A sickness is causing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran to postpone his trip to Washington D.C. Brad White, chief of staff to Senator Cochran, says the senator developed a urinary tract infection in a statement that says in part: “after a…

Senator Cochran on education budget cuts

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is reiterating his desire to find an agreement on funding for federal programs to support education and teacher development. Senator Cochran serves on the Education Appropriations Sub-committee which held a hearing Tuesday to review the 2018…

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.

Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran is the tenth longest serving senator in United States history. Today, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recognized Senator Cochran on the Senate floor for reaching the impressive milestone. Senator Cochran was first elected to the Senate in…

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 Cochran Urges the Senate to Pass Bill

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran urged the senate to adopt legislation to keep the federal government open and fund urgent priorities around the nation. The resolution includes funding to continue counterterrorism operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. It also appropriates $872…

Senator Thad Cochran On Veterans Day

Mississippi's U.S. Senator and Navy Veteran Thad Cochran released the following statement on this Veterans Day: "This Veteran’s Day, I encourage all Mississippians to honor and thank those who have served our country. This day should remind us of the…

Senator Cochran Congratulates Trump on Win

Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran released a statement on Trump’s win. The statement said, “I congratulate President-Elect Trump and Vice-President-Elect Pence on being chosen to lead this great country. The people have voted for change and for leadership to deal…