Wicker Delivers Remarks at DeSoto County Economic Development Event

September 22, 2017

OLIVE BRANCH – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today delivered the keynote address at an event held by the DeSoto County Economic Development Council. More than 100 local business leaders attended from across DeSoto County.

Wicker’s remarks began with detailing important victories achieved by Senate Republicans and President Trump to repeal 14 Obama-era regulations that would have stifled small businesses and job creation.

He also addressed the latest effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, saying that he would “enthusiastically vote to repeal (it) and replace it with the Graham-Cassidy proposal.” He believes one of the key provisions of the Graham-Cassidy bill is the fact that it would allow states to experiment with their own plans, giving each state the opportunity to develop strategies that work for their citizens. Wicker has voted at every opportunity to repeal the failing law and replace it with market-driven solutions to health care.

Wicker then spoke about the pressing need to cut taxes for families and job creators. The goal of tax reform is to deliver more take-home pay for Americans. Tax reform is one of President Trump’s top priorities, and Wicker committed to working with him to achieve that objective.

Highlighting the important infrastructure projects that have been completed in DeSoto County in recent years, Wicker said that the President’s plan to invest in infrastructure would further benefit the county and the entire state. Federal investments in upgrading highways, bridges, ports, airports, broadband, and a wall on the southern border are critical to the country’s future economic success.

Finally, Wicker noted that, although partisanship exists on the big matters of the day, there is a lot of bipartisan success on issues that have had a positive impact for many Americans, including passage of the “21st Century Cures Act,” repeal of “No Child Left Behind” and Common Core, and passage of the “SHIPS Act.”