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Roger F. Wicker

United States Senate
Republican Party

United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
U.S. Federal Courthouse
Jackson, MS 39201
(202) 224-6253

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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Subject
Summary
Status

S.2249

A bill to allow the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration on the date of enactment of this Act to continue to serve as such Deputy Administrator.
Transportation and Public Works

S.RES.229

A resolution relative to the death of the Honorable William Thad Cochran, former United States Senator for the State of Mississippi.
Congress
This resolution declares that the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret the announcement of the death of the Honorable William Thad Cochran, former Senator for Mississippi.

S.RES.224

A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week, to be observed from May 6 through May 12, 2019.
Health
This resolution expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Nurses Week. It also recognizes the contributions of nurses to the U.S. health care system.

S.2346

A bill to improve the Fishery Resource Disaster Relief program of the National Marine Fisheries Service, and for other purposes.
Public Lands and Natural Resources

S.2308

A bill to intensify stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients, and for other purposes.
Health
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...

S.2167

A bill to require a certain percentage of natural gas and crude oil exports be transported on United States-built and United States-flag vessels, and for other purposes.
Energy

S.2172

A bill to amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to provide relief from surcharges to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

S.2170

A bill to amend the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 to make reforms to flood mapping programs, and for other purposes.

S.2166

A bill to designate Regional Ocean Partnerships of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and for other purposes.
Public Lands and Natural Resources

S.2171

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.

S.RES.272

A resolution congratulating the United States Women's National Soccer Team on winning the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Sports and Recreation

S.2028

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for new markets tax credit investments in the Rural Jobs Zone.
Taxation

S.1965

A bill to authorize actions with respect to foreign countries engaged in illicit trade in tobacco products or their precursors, and for other purposes.
International Affairs

S.1968

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.
Science, Technology, Communications

S.1848

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.
Taxation
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.

S.1822

A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules relating to the collection of data with respect to the availability of broadband services, and for other purposes.
Science, Technology, Communications

S.1601

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...

S.1608

A bill to provide for the publication by the Secretary of Health and Human Services of physical activity recommendations for Americans.
Health

S.1625

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.
Science, Technology, Communications

S.1439

A bill to reauthorize activities of the Maritime Administration, and for other purposes.
Transportation and Public Works