Quotes by: Thad Cochran

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Thad Cochran
United States Senator
from Mississippi
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 27, 1978
Serving with Roger Wicker
Preceded by James Eastland
Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2015
Preceded by Barbara Mikulski
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2007
Preceded by Ted Stevens
Succeeded by Robert Byrd
Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2005
Preceded by Tom Harkin
Succeeded by Saxby Chambliss
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – December 27, 1978
Preceded by Sonny Montgomery
Succeeded by Jon Hinson
Personal details
Born William Thad Cochran
(1937-12-07) December 7, 1937 (age 79)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
Political party Democratic (Before 1967)
Republican (1967–present)
Spouse(s) Rose Clayton (1964–2014)
Kay Webber (2015–present)
Children 2
Education University of Mississippi, Oxford (BA, JD)
Website Senate website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1959–1961

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.
Thad Cochran
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.
Thad Cochran
What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people.
Thad Cochran
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.
Thad Cochran
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.
Thad Cochran
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.
Thad Cochran
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.
Thad Cochran
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.
Thad Cochran
We are a better Nation and the world is a safer place because of Ronald Reagan.
Thad Cochran
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