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Senator Roger Wicker Essay

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Mississippi was admitted as the twentieth state in the United States on December 20, 1817, and Mississippi’s first two senators took their place in Congress the very next day. Since that time, Mississippi has had forty-five great men represent the state in the Senate. Some have served over 30 years in the Senate while others have only served their six year term ( One of Mississippi’s current senators is Roger Wicker.
Roger F. Wicker was elected to the United States Senate on November 4, 2008, and currently serves with Senator Thad Cochran representing the state of Mississippi ( Each state always has two senators in the Senate regardless of its population size. Since there are fifty states that means there are one hundred senators currently serving in the Senate. Out of the one hundred senators, one-third of them come up for election every two years, because the terms are staggered. The interesting fact about the Senate seats is that senators who seek re-election usually win with a ninety percent success rate ( The United States Senate has the responsibility to advise and consent to the President's government appointments, it must ratify all treaties with foreign governments, it tries all impeachments, and elects the Vice President in the event that no one gets a majority of the electoral votes in an election. Senators are elected to represent the state from which they are elected. They are assigned to serve on committees and review bills or proposed laws. Senator Wicker currently serves on five committees. Most of Senator Wicker’s policies that he sponsors centers on creating jobs, reducing spending, limiting federal overreach, and maintaining a strong national defense. However, he has sponsored or co-sponsored some very important healthcare bills.
One of the most important bills that he co-sponsored with Senator Thad Cochran was the bill to repeal the Health care reform law. Although the attempt failed, Senator Wicker voted against the Healthcare Reform Law when it was first introduced and also voted in favor of repealing it. The reason this was important to me is because I feel the plan is being forced on individuals that may not want it. The plan also does not take into account that some individuals who will not qualify for government aid will not have the money to pay for high cost insurance based on today’s failing economy.
Another health care issue that Senator Wicker co-sponsored that was introduced in the Senate in the 112th session of Congress on January 2011 was S.192: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act. This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and restores provisions of law amended by such Act. He has also co-sponsored Bill S.312: Patients' Freedom to Choose Act that was introduced in the Senate in February 2011. “The Patients' Freedom to Choose Act repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

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