a Senator and a Representative from Mississippi; born in Pontotoc, Pontotoc County, Miss., July 5, 1951; graduated Pontotoc High School, Pontotoc, Miss., 1969; B.A., University of Mississippi, University, Miss., 1973; J.D., University of Mississippi, University, Miss. 1975; Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps; United States Air Force 1976-1980; United States Air Force Reserve 1980-2003; staff for United States Representative Trent Lott of Mississippi, House Committee on Rules 1980-1982; Tupelo, Miss., judge pro tem; Lee County, Miss., public defender 1984-1987; member of the Mississippi state senate 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-December 31, 2007); resigned on December 31, 2007, to accept appointment to the Senate; appointed to the U.S. Senate on December 31, 2007, to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Chester Trent Lott; took oath of office on December 31, 2007; elected in 2008 in a special election for the term ending January 3, 2013; reelected in 2012, and again in 2018 for the term ending January 3, 2025; chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee (2015-2017); chair, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (One Hundred Sixteenth Congress).
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A bill to intensify stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, and for other purposes.
Patients First Act of 2019 This bill requires the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support stem cell research. Specifically, the NIH must conduct and support basic and applied research to develop techniques for the isolation, derivation, production, testing, and human clinical use of stem cells that may result in improved understanding of, or treatments for, diseases and other adverse health conditions. However, such techniques must not involve (1) the creation of a human embryo for res...
A bill to amend the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 to require insurance agents who sell flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program to take certain continuing education courses, and for other purposes.
A bill to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to provide for necessary payments from the Spectrum Relocation Fund for costs of spectrum research and development and planning activities, and for other purposes.
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that electrochromic glass qualifies as energy property for purposes of the energy credit.
Dynamic Glass Act This bill classifies electrochromic glass as energy property for purposes of the energy tax credit. The bill defines "electrochromic glass" as glass which uses electricity to change its light transmittance properties to heat or cool a structure.
A bill to direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system, and for other purposes.
Transportation and Public Works
Helping Overcome Trauma for Children Alone in Rear Seats Act of 2019 or the HOT CARS Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to issue a final rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight to be equipped with a system to alert the operator to check rear designated seating positions after the vehicle engine is turned off. The alert must (1) include a distinct auditory and visual alert which may be combined wi...
A bill to promote the deployment of commercial fifth-generation mobile networks and the sharing of information with communications providers in the United States regarding security risks to the networks of those providers, and for other purposes.