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Roger Wicker
United States Senator
from Mississippi

Incumbent

Assumed office
December 31, 2007
Serving with Thad Cochran
Preceded byTrent Lott
Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2017
LeaderMitch McConnell
Preceded byJerry Moran
Succeeded byCory Gardner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1995 – December 31, 2007
Preceded byJamie Whitten
Succeeded byTravis Childers
Member of the Mississippi Senate
from the 6th district
In office
January 5, 1988 – January 3, 1995
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byAlan Nunnelee
Personal details
BornRoger Frederick Wicker
(1951-07-05) July 5, 1951 (age 66)
Pontotoc, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Gayle Long
Children3
EducationUniversity of Mississippi(BA, JD)
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1976–2004
RankLieutenant Colonel
UnitAir Force Judge Advocate General's Corps

Roger Frederick Wicker (born July 5, 1951) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the juniorUnited States Senator from Mississippi, in office since 2007. After Thad Cochran resigns, Wicker will become the senior United States Senator from Mississippi.

After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Wicker served in the United States Air Force from 1976-80, and worked as a political counselor to then-Congressman Trent Lott. He then served in the Mississippi State Senate from 1988 to 1994, when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's 1st congressional district, succeeding long-time retiring Democrat Jamie L. Whitten, for whom Wicker had once been a Page.

Wicker served in the House from January 1995 to December 2007, when he was appointed by GovernorHaley Barbour to fill the seat vacated by Trent Lott. He subsequently won the 2008 special election for the remainder of the term and was re-elected to a full term in 2012. He served as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 114th U.S. Congress.

Early life[edit]

Wicker was born on July 5, 1951, in Pontotoc, Mississippi, the son of Wordna Glen (née Threadgill) and Thomas Frederick Wicker. In 1967, the 16-year-old Wicker worked as a United States House of Representatives Page for Democratic Congressman Jamie L. Whitten of Mississippi's 1st congressional district.[1] He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science and a law degree from the University of Mississippi where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.[2] Wicker was the student body president at Ole Miss.[3]

After graduation, Wicker served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1980.[4][5] Starting in 1980, he was a member of the Air Force Reserve; he retired from the reserve in 2003 as a lieutenant colonel.[4] Wicker served as a judge advocate.[6]

Early political career[edit]

Wicker began his political career in 1980 as House Rules Committee counsel to Republican Congressman Trent Lott.[1] He was then elected to the Mississippi State Senate in 1987, spending $25,000 to win the race.[1] He represented the 6th district from 1988 to 1994, which included Tupelo.

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

In 1994, Democratic U.S. Representative Jamie L. Whitten declined to seek re-election; he had represented the 1st District for 54 years, longer than any other congressman at the time. Wicker ran to succeed him, spending $750,000 over the course of the election.[1] He finished first in a crowded six-way Republican primary with 7,156 votes (26.62%) and proceeded to a runoff with attorney Grant Fox, who received 5,208 votes (19.37%). Former U.S. Attorney Bob Whitwell finished 600 votes short of the runoff with 4,606 votes (17.14%), 1992 nominee Clyde E. Whitaker came fourth with 4,602 votes (17.12%), 1986 nominee Larry Cobb came fifth with 4,162 votes (15.48%) and 1990 nominee Bill Bowlin took the remaining 1,147 votes (4.27%).[7] In the runoff, Wicker defeated Fox by 11,905 votes (53.07%) to 10,527 (46.93%).[8]

In the general election, Wicker defeated Fulton attorney Bill Wheeler by 80,553 votes (63.06%) to 47,192 (36.94%),[9] making him the first Republican to represent the 1st district in over a century. However, this was not considered an upset, as the 1st has always been a rather conservative district (especially in the Memphis suburbs). The district had only supported the official Democratic candidate for president once since 1956, when Jimmy Carter carried the district in 1976. Although Whitten had a nearly unbreakable hold on the district, it had been considered very likely that he would be succeeded by a Republican once he retired.

Wicker was re-elected six times without serious difficulty, never dropping below 65 percent of the vote. In 2004, he was unopposed by a Democratic candidate, facing only Reform Party nominee Barbara Dale Washer, whom he defeated by 219,328 votes (79.01%) to 58,256 (20.99%).[10]

Tenure[edit]

Assuming office in 1995, he was President of the freshman class, which included 53 other new Republican Congressmen, elected as part of the 1994 "Republican Revolution".[1]

He was a member of the House Appropriations Committee. He was also deputy Republican whip.

In Congress, Wicker worked on issues related to medical research and on economic development for his home state. He advocated private-public partnerships to bring investment to rural areas. Wicker also worked for veterans' issues while serving as a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee.[11] In his final year as representative, Wicker topped the list in earmarks.[12]

In 2007, Wicker was criticized after securing a $6 million earmark for a defense company whose executives had made significant contributions to his campaign.[13]

U.S. Senate[edit]

Committee Assignments, 115th Congress[edit]

  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
  • Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  • Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Caucus memberships[edit]

  • Congressional Human Rights Caucus
  • Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
  • International Conservation Caucus
  • Interstate 69 Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Sportsmen's Caucus
  • Tennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus

Appointment[edit]

On November 26, 2007, U.S. Senator Trent Lott announced that he would resign before the end of the year to become a lobbyist. At a press conference on December 31, 2007, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour appointed Wicker to fill the Senate seat vacated by Trent Lott on December 18, 2007.[14] He was sworn in by the clerk of the U.S. Senate just prior to that news conference.[15]

Elections[edit]

Wicker ran for the remainder of Lott's term in the November 2008 special election against Democrat Ronnie Musgrove, Barbour's predecessor as governor. Wicker defeated Musgrove by 683,409 votes (54.96%) to 560,064 (45.04%). Wicker's resignation from the House also triggered a May 13, 2008 special election to fill the vacancy in the House, which was won by Democratic nominee Travis Childers.

Wicker ran for re-election to a full term in 2012. He was opposed by Robert Maloney and Tea Party activist E. Allen Hathcock in the Republican primary, defeating them by 254,936 votes (89.17%) to 18,857 (6.60%) and 12,106 (4.23%), respectively.[16] In the general election, he defeated Albert Gore, the Chairman of the Oktibbeha County Democratic Party and a distant relative of former Vice President Al Gore, by 709,626 votes (57.16%) to 503,467 (40.55%).[17]

Tenure[edit]

On September 16, 2010, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Wicker as representative of the United States to the Sixty-fifth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.[18]

In the Senate, Wicker is a member of the Senate Republicans’ whip team and has repeatedly introduced a bill to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Wicker called the health care overhaul the “great fight for the rest of this term, maybe our lifetimes” and later introduced a bill to enable state officials to challenge the law. In the interest of protecting gun owners, he amended a fiscal 2010 transportation spending bill to allow Amtrak passengers to carry firearms and ammunition in checked baggage.[19]

With Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor, he pushed amendments allowing purchasers of federal flood insurance to add wind coverage to their policies, helpful to a hurricane-prone state. As a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) monitoring human rights and other issues, Wicker worked with Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin to push into law in late 2012 a bill imposing penalties on Russians accused of violating human rights. The measure led Russian President Vladimir Putin to announce a subsequent ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian-born children.[19]

In July 2013, Wicker proposed that the Senate meet to discuss a controversial change to filibuster rules. The Senate held the private meeting in the Old Senate chamber to discuss Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's threat of the so-called "nuclear option", which would change the rules for Senate votes on President Obama's executive branch nominees. Wicker said he hoped the chamber's bipartisan past could serve as an inspiration for the debate about the nuclear option: "I think there are concessions that can be made on both sides. And then I would just hope that, institutionally, we can get away from this mindset."[20]

Wicker supported the Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 (S. 2363; 113th Congress), a bill related to hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation in the United States, aimed at improving "the public's ability to enjoy the outdoors."[21] He said that "Mississippians know the importance of efforts to preserve our natural resources for future generations."[21]

He was elected to serve as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 114th U.S. Congress on November 13, 2014.[22]

Weeks after the 2014 Hong Kong class boycott campaign and Umbrella Movement broke out which demands genuine universal suffrage among other goals, Wicker among bipartisan colleagues joined U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and Rep. Chris Smith's effort to introduce Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act which would update the United States–Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 and U.S. commitment to Hong Kong's freedom and democracy. "U.S. should stand steadfast with the people of Hong Kong in their fight to exercise self-determination,” Wicker, vice-chairman of the Helsinki Commission said. “... speak with a unified American voice in support of universal freedom and democratic values. The Congress and the Obama Administration should act to ensure China honors its longstanding obligation under international law to maintain Hong Kong’s autonomy." [23][24][25][26]

Poisoning attempt[edit]

Main article: April 2013 ricin letters

On April 16, 2013, a letter addressed to Wicker tested positive for the poison ricin.[27] The letter was detected by postal officials and law enforcement and was prevented from reaching the Capitol.[28] The letter was tested three times, with each test confirming the presence of ricin.[28]

Political positions[edit]

As of December 2017, Wicker ranks 14th of 98 in the Bipartisan Index compiled by the Lugar Center, which reflects a low level of partisanship.[29]

Climate change[edit]

In 2015, Wicker was the only U.S. Senator to vote against an amendment declaring that climate change is real. Wicker, the incoming chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, was the only no vote. The final vote was 98 to 1, with Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic leader from Nevada, not voting.[30] The amendment affirmed that "climate change is real and not a hoax."[31]

In 2017, he was one of 22 senators to sign a letter[32] to President Donald Trump urging the President to have the United States withdraw from the Paris Agreement. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Wicker has received over $200,000 from the oil and gas industry since 2012.[33]

Gun law[edit]

Wicker's support for pro-gun legislation and gun rights has earned him an "A+" rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA endorsed Wicker during the 2012 election.[34] Wicker has stated that he will filibuster any bill that he feels "infringes" on the Second Amendment, including weapon bans.[35] He has received $21,350 in funding from gun lobbyists for his political activities.[36]

In 2009, Wicker introduced a bill allowing Amtrak passengers to check unloaded and locked handguns in their luggage. The law passed 68-30. Wicker's rationale for the bill was that individuals were having their Second Amendment rights violated on a federally subsidized train system by not being allowed to bring their guns.[37]

One day after the 2015 San Bernardino attack, Wicker voted against a bill, co-sponsored by a Democrat and a Republican, that would make background checks mandatory when an individual bought a gun. He voted against it because he feared it would have "opened the door to a national gun registry."[38]

Electoral history[edit]

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The following is a partial summary of Wicker's election results.[citation needed]

PartyCandidateVotes%
RepublicanRoger Wicker (inc.)254,93689.17
RepublicanRobert Maloney18,8576.6
RepublicanAllen Hathcock285,8994.23
Total votes1,241,568100.0
2006 Mississippi 1st District United States Congressional election
Roger Wicker (R) (inc.) 66%
Ken Hurt (D) 34%
2004 Mississippi 1st District United States Congressional election
Roger Wicker (R) (inc.) 79%
Barbara Dale Washer (Reform) 21%
1994 Mississippi 1st District United States Congressional election
Roger Wicker (R) 63%
Bill Wheeler (D) 37%

Personal life[edit]

Wicker is married to the former Gayle Long of Tupelo. They have three children: Margaret and son-in-law Manning McPhillips; Caroline and son-in-law Kirk Sims; and McDaniel and daughter-in-law Kellee; and five grandchildren: Caroline, Henry, Maury and Virginia McPhillips, and Evelyn Sims. The Wickers reside in Tupelo, where he is a deacon at First Baptist Church Tupelo, where he sings in the choir.[39] He previously served on the Board of Advisors for the Global Panel Foundation, an NGO that works behind the scenes in crisis areas around the world.[40]

References[edit]

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  2. ^"Robert N. Maddox Honor Lecture". The Delta of Sigma Nu. Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. Fall 2006: 27–28. 2006. 
  3. ^"Sen. Roger Wicker (R)". National Journal Almanac. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ abUnited States Congress. "Roger Wicker (id: W000437)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
  5. ^"Veterans in the US House of Representatives 109th Congress". Navy League of the United States. Archived from the original(PDF) on 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
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  11. ^About Roger from Wicker's official Senate website
  12. ^"They're back: Representatives reveal their earmarks". CNN. April 4, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-04.  
  13. ^Mosk, Matthew (2009-01-16). "Wicker's Earmark Elicits Criticism". The Washington Post. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  14. ^Rupp, Leah (2007-12-31). "Barbour names Wicker to Senate seat". Clarion-Ledger. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  15. ^Nossiter, Adam, "Congressman Named to Fill Lott's Senate Seat", The New York Times, January 1, 2008.
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  20. ^Greve, Joan E. "Old Chamber Tapped as Symbolic Venue for 'Dysfunctional' Senate to Compromise". ABC News. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  21. ^ ab"Wicker, Cochran Sign on to Sportsmen's Legislative Package". Office of Senator Wicker. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
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  23. ^"Wicker Joins Bill to Support Hong Kong's Freedom and Democracy". Roger Wicker. November 13, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
  24. ^S.2922 - Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Congress.gov, 11/13/2014
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  26. ^"Review & Outlook: A Useful Hong Kong Rebuke". The Wall Street Journal. January 30, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2016. 
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  28. ^ abFerrechio, Susan (April 16, 2013). "Poison-laced letter sent to senator". The Examiner. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
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  33. ^"The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings". The Guardian. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  34. ^"NRA-PVF Endorses Roger Wicker for U.S. Senate in Mississippi". NRA-PVF. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
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  37. ^Becker, Bernie. "Senate Votes to O.K. Checked Guns on Amtrak". The Caucus. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
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External links[edit]

Then-Rep. and Mrs. Wicker visit with Afghan leader Hamid Karzai
Official photo as U.S. Representative.
[Senate Calendars for January 11, 2018 - 115th Congress, 2nd Session] [From the U.S. Government Publishing Office] COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS STANDING COMMITTEES __________ [[Page (6)]] AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, AND FORESTRY Room SR-328A, Russell Office Building. Meetings at the call of the Chairman. Pat Roberts, of Kansas, Chairman Thad Cochran, of Mississippi Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky John Boozman, of Arkansas John Hoeven, of North Dakota Joni Ernst, of Iowa Chuck Grassley, of Iowa John Thune, of South Dakota Steve Daines, of Montana David Perdue, of Georgia Deb Fischer, of Nebraska __________ Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont Sherrod Brown, of Ohio Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota Michael F. Bennet, of Colorado Kirsten E. Gillibrand, of New York Joe Donnelly, of Indiana Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota Robert P. Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania Tina Smith, of Minnesota APPROPRIATIONS Room S-127, The Capitol. Meetings at the call of the Chairman. Thad Cochran, of Mississippi, Chairman Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky Richard C. Shelby, of Alabama Lamar Alexander, of Tennessee Susan M. Collins, of Maine Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina Roy Blunt, of Missouri Jerry Moran, of Kansas John Hoeven, of North Dakota John Boozman, of Arkansas Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia James Lankford, of Oklahoma Steve Daines, of Montana John Kennedy, of Louisiana Marco Rubio, of Florida __________ Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont Patty Murray, of Washington Dianne Feinstein, of California Richard J. Durbin, of Illinois Jack Reed, of Rhode Island Jon Tester, of Montana Tom Udall, of New Mexico Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire Jeff Merkley, of Oregon Christopher A. Coons, of Delaware Brian Schatz, of Hawaii Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin Christopher Murphy, of Connecticut Joe Manchin III, of West Virginia Chris Van Hollen, of Maryland ARMED SERVICES Room SR-222, Russell Office Building. Meetings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. John McCain, of Arizona, Chairman James M. Inhofe, of Oklahoma Roger F. Wicker, of Mississippi Deb Fischer, of Nebraska Tom Cotton, of Arkansas Mike Rounds, of South Dakota Joni Ernst, of Iowa Thom Tillis, of North Carolina Dan Sullivan, of Alaska David Perdue, of Georgia Ted Cruz, of Texas Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina Ben Sasse, of Nebraska Tim Scott, of South Carolina __________ Jack Reed, of Rhode Island Bill Nelson, of Florida Claire McCaskill, of Missouri Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire Kirsten E. Gillibrand, of New York Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut Joe Donnelly, of Indiana Mazie K. Hirono, of Hawaii Tim Kaine, of Virginia Angus S. King, Jr., of Maine Martin Heinrich, of New Mexico Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts Gary C. Peters, of Michigan BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS Room SD-538, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings last Tuesday of each month. Mike Crapo, of Idaho, Chairman Richard C. Shelby, of Alabama Bob Corker, of Tennessee Patrick J. Toomey, of Pennsylvania Dean Heller, of Nevada Tim Scott, of South Carolina Ben Sasse, of Nebraska Tom Cotton, of Arkansas Mike Rounds, of South Dakota David Perdue, of Georgia Thom Tillis, of North Carolina John Kennedy, of Louisiana Jerry Moran, of Kansas __________ Sherrod Brown, of Ohio Jack Reed, of Rhode Island Robert Menendez, of New Jersey Jon Tester, of Montana Mark R. Warner, of Virginia Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota Joe Donnelly, of Indiana Brian Schatz, of Hawaii Chris Van Hollen, of Maryland Catherine Cortez Masto, of Nevada Doug Jones, of Alabama BUDGET Room SD-608, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Michael B. Enzi, of Wyoming, Chairman Chuck Grassley, of Iowa Mike Crapo, of Idaho Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina Patrick J. Toomey, of Pennsylvania Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin Bob Corker, of Tennessee David Perdue, of Georgia Cory Gardner, of Colorado John Kennedy, of Louisiana John Boozman, of Arkansas Tom Cotton, of Arkansas __________ Bernard Sanders, of Vermont Patty Murray, of Washington Ron Wyden, of Oregon Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island Mark R. Warner, of Virginia Jeff Merkley, of Oregon Tim Kaine, of Virginia Angus S. King, Jr., of Maine Chris Van Hollen, of Maryland Kamala D. Harris, of California COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION Room SR-253, Russell Office Building. Meetings at the call of the Chairman. John Thune, of South Dakota, Chairman Roger F. Wicker, of Mississippi Roy Blunt, of Missouri Ted Cruz, of Texas Deb Fischer, of Nebraska Jerry Moran, of Kansas Dan Sullivan, of Alaska Dean Heller, of Nevada James M. Inhofe, of Oklahoma Mike Lee, of Utah Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia Cory Gardner, of Colorado Todd Young, of Indiana __________ Bill Nelson, of Florida Maria Cantwell, of Washington Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut Brian Schatz, of Hawaii Edward J. Markey, of Massachusetts Tom Udall, of New Mexico Gary C. Peters, of Michigan Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois Margaret Wood Hassan, of New Hampshire Catherine Cortez Masto, of Nevada Jon Tester, of Montana [[Page 7]] ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES Room SD-366, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings third Wednesday of each month. Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska, Chairman John Barrasso, of Wyoming James E. Risch, of Idaho Mike Lee, of Utah Jeff Flake, of Arizona Steve Daines, of Montana Cory Gardner, of Colorado Lamar Alexander, of Tennessee John Hoeven, of North Dakota Bill Cassidy, of Louisiana Rob Portman, of Ohio Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia __________ Maria Cantwell, of Washington Ron Wyden, of Oregon Bernard Sanders, of Vermont Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan Joe Manchin III, of West Virginia Martin Heinrich, of New Mexico Mazie K. Hirono, of Hawaii Angus S. King, Jr., of Maine Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois Catherine Cortez Masto, of Nevada Tina Smith, of Minnesota ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS Room SD-406, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings at the call of the Chairman. John Barrasso, of Wyoming, Chairman James M. Inhofe, of Oklahoma Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia John Boozman, of Arkansas Roger F. Wicker, of Mississippi Deb Fischer, of Nebraska Jerry Moran, of Kansas Mike Rounds, of South Dakota Joni Ernst, of Iowa Dan Sullivan, of Alaska Richard C. Shelby, of Alabama __________ Thomas R. Carper, of Delaware Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland Bernard Sanders, of Vermont Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island Jeff Merkley, of Oregon Kirsten E. Gillibrand, of New York Cory A. Booker, of New Jersey Edward J. Markey, of Massachusetts Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois Chris Van Hollen, of Maryland FINANCE Room SD-215, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings at the call of the Chairman. Orrin G. Hatch, of Utah, Chairman Chuck Grassley, of Iowa Mike Crapo, of Idaho Pat Roberts, of Kansas Michael B. Enzi, of Wyoming John Cornyn, of Texas John Thune, of South Dakota Richard Burr, of North Carolina Johnny Isakson, of Georgia Rob Portman, of Ohio Patrick J. Toomey, of Pennsylvania Dean Heller, of Nevada Tim Scott, of South Carolina Bill Cassidy, of Louisiana __________ Ron Wyden, of Oregon Debbie Stabenow, of Michigan Maria Cantwell, of Washington Bill Nelson, of Florida Robert Menendez, of New Jersey Thomas R. Carper, of Delaware Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland Sherrod Brown, of Ohio Michael F. Bennet, of Colorado Robert P. Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania Mark R. Warner, of Virginia Claire McCaskill, of Missouri Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island FOREIGN RELATIONS Room SD-419, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings Tuesdays. Bob Corker, of Tennessee, Chairman James E. Risch, of Idaho Marco Rubio, of Florida Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin Jeff Flake, of Arizona Cory Gardner, of Colorado Todd Young, of Indiana John Barrasso, of Wyoming Johnny Isakson, of Georgia Rob Portman, of Ohio Rand Paul, of Kentucky __________ Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland Robert Menendez, of New Jersey Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire Christopher A. Coons, of Delaware Tom Udall, of New Mexico Christopher Murphy, of Connecticut Tim Kaine, of Virginia Edward J. Markey, of Massachusetts Jeff Merkley, of Oregon Cory A. Booker, of New Jersey HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR, AND PENSIONS Room SD-430, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings second and fourth Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Lamar Alexander, of Tennessee, Chairman Michael B. Enzi, of Wyoming Richard Burr, of North Carolina Johnny Isakson, of Georgia Rand Paul, of Kentucky Susan M. Collins, of Maine Bill Cassidy, of Louisiana Todd Young, of Indiana Orrin G. Hatch, of Utah Pat Roberts, of Kansas Lisa Murkowski, of Alaska Tim Scott, of South Carolina __________ Patty Murray, of Washington Bernard Sanders, of Vermont Robert P. Casey, Jr., of Pennsylvania Michael F. Bennet, of Colorado Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin Christopher Murphy, of Connecticut Elizabeth Warren, of Massachusetts Tim Kaine, of Virginia Margaret Wood Hassan, of New Hampshire Tina Smith, of Minnesota Doug Jones, of Alabama HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS Room SD-342, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, Chairman John McCain, of Arizona Rob Portman, of Ohio Rand Paul, of Kentucky James Lankford, of Oklahoma Michael B. Enzi, of Wyoming John Hoeven, of North Dakota Steve Daines, of Montana __________ Claire McCaskill, of Missouri Thomas R. Carper, of Delaware Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota Gary C. Peters, of Michigan Margaret Wood Hassan, of New Hampshire Kamala D. Harris, of California Doug Jones, of Alabama [[Page 8]] JUDICIARY Room SD-224, Dirksen Office Building. Meetings at the call of the Chairman. Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, of Utah Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina John Cornyn, of Texas Mike Lee, of Utah Ted Cruz, of Texas Ben Sasse, of Nebraska Jeff Flake, of Arizona Mike Crapo, of Idaho Thom Tillis, of North Carolina John Kennedy, of Louisiana __________ Dianne Feinstein, of California Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont Richard J. Durbin, of Illinois Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota Christopher A. Coons, of Delaware Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut Mazie K. Hirono, of Hawaii Cory A. Booker, of New Jersey Kamala D. Harris, of California RULES AND ADMINISTRATION Room SR-301, Russell Office Building. Meetings at the call of the Chairman. Richard C. Shelby, of Alabama, Chairman Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky Thad Cochran, of Mississippi Lamar Alexander, of Tennessee Pat Roberts, of Kansas Roy Blunt, of Missouri Ted Cruz, of Texas Shelley Moore Capito, of West Virginia Roger F. Wicker, of Mississippi Deb Fischer, of Nebraska __________ Amy Klobuchar, of Minnesota Dianne Feinstein, of California Charles E. Schumer, of New York Richard J. Durbin, of Illinois Tom Udall, of New Mexico Mark R. Warner, of Virginia Patrick J. Leahy, of Vermont Angus S. King, Jr., of Maine Catherine Cortez Masto, of Nevada SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Room SR-428A, Russell Office Building. Meetings first Thursday of each month. James E. Risch, of Idaho, Chairman Marco Rubio, of Florida Rand Paul, of Kentucky Tim Scott, of South Carolina Joni Ernst, of Iowa James M. Inhofe, of Oklahoma Todd Young, of Indiana Michael B. Enzi, of Wyoming Mike Rounds, of South Dakota John Kennedy, of Louisiana __________ Jeanne Shaheen, of New Hampshire Maria Cantwell, of Washington Benjamin L. Cardin, of Maryland Heidi Heitkamp, of North Dakota Edward J. Markey, of Massachusetts Cory A. Booker, of New Jersey Christopher A. Coons, of Delaware Mazie K. Hirono, of Hawaii Tammy Duckworth, of Illinois VETERANS' AFFAIRS Room SR-418, Russell Office Building. Meetings at the call of the Chairman. Johnny Isakson, of Georgia, Chairman Jerry Moran, of Kansas John Boozman, of Arkansas Dean Heller, of Nevada Bill Cassidy, of Louisiana Mike Rounds, of South Dakota Thom Tillis, of North Carolina Dan Sullivan, of Alaska __________ Jon Tester, of Montana Patty Murray, of Washington Bernard Sanders, of Vermont Sherrod Brown, of Ohio Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut Mazie K. Hirono, of Hawaii Joe Manchin III, of West Virginia

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