Wicker Receives Committee Assignments for 114th Congress

Miss. Senator Retains Seniority on Armed Services, Commerce Committees

December 16, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today was named to five Senate committees for the 114th Congress. He will remain on the Armed Services Committee; the Budget Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW). He will also serve on the Rules Committee.

“The committee process is instrumental to ensuring national issues receive the fair debate and consideration they deserve,” Wicker said. “My committee assignments, combined with the new Republican majority in the Senate, will provide me with greater opportunities to work on behalf of the people of Mississippi. I will continue to fight to hold the Obama Administration accountable, stop out-of-control spending, and strengthen our military.”

Wicker has used his position as a senior member of the Armed Services Committee to provide America’s military with the resources necessary to carry out its missions and to ensure Mississippi continues to play an active role in our national defense.The EPW Committee oversees a broad range of issues, including oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In the coming Congress, the EPA’s unilateral effort to impose costly new carbon dioxide regulations is expected to be an important issue for the committee to address.

Wicker is the second-most senior Republican on the Commerce Science and Transportation Committee, which has jurisdiction over a wide variety of issues important to Mississippi, including telecommunications, highways, ports, aviation, NASA, the Coast Guard, and oceans and fisheries.

The Budget Committee is in charge of the blueprint for federal spending, and Wicker has used his seat on the committee to advocate fiscal restraint.

The Rules Committee oversees Senate rules and regulations, as well as federal elections.

Note: Committee assignments are subject to ratification by the Republican Conference and the full Senate.