|United States Senator
December 27, 1978
Serving with Roger Wicker
|Preceded by||James Eastland|
|Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee|
January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Barbara Mikulski|
January 3, 2005 â€“ January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Ted Stevens|
|Succeeded by||Robert Byrd|
|Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee|
January 3, 2003 â€“ January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Tom Harkin|
|Succeeded by||Saxby Chambliss|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi’s 4th district
January 3, 1973 â€“ December 27, 1978
|Preceded by||Sonny Montgomery|
|Succeeded by||Jon Hinson|
|Born||William Thad Cochran
December 7, 1937
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (Before 1967)
|Spouse(s)||Rose Clayton (1964â€“2014)
Kay Webber (2015â€“present)
|Education||University of Mississippi, Oxford (BA, JD)|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1959â€“1961|
Well, I'm not saying that we're solving every problem or arresting every person that ought to be arrested and deported, but we're doing a better job than has been done in the past.
We have to make sure that we are a force for peace and stability in the world, and that we're prepared to defend freedom and the security of the American people.
What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people.
We have an opportunity, but we have an obligation to senior citizens and to the younger people who are entering the workforce today to help ensure that they are going to be able to trust the government to have a workable program that benefits them as well.
Well, I think the president is going to do well in terms of his influence for positive change here in the Congress, making sure that we don't overspend, making sure that we spend for only those programs that are justified.
Well, I think the president has clearly submitted us a tight budget, but it's what's called for if we're going to get spending under control and keep the economy moving in the right direction, with economic growth and job creation activity.
I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous.
Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.
We are a better Nation and the world is a safer place because of Ronald Reagan.