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None of that stopped prominent Republicans Haley Barbour, Mike Huckabee, and Trent Lott from giving speeches to the organization. In 1997, Lott was was photographed meeting with CCC leaders at his Washington office. When challenged about the group, Lott replied that he wasn't aware of its views on ...
Proponents also believe that reviving earmarks will strengthen Congress vis-a-vis the executive branch, increase members' ability to impact policy outcomes, and get the stalled appropriations process moving once again. For instance, former Sens. Trent Lott, R-Miss., and John Breaux, D-La., have called ...

Trent Lott, a Mississippi Republican, once advised constituents to fill out "the basic census information" but added that if they felt "their privacy is being invaded by those (additional) questions, they (could) choose not to answer those questions." And George W. Bush, then a candidate for president, said he ...
He has also worked as counsel for the late Sen. Jesse Helms and as advisor and counsel for former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. In Fayetteville, Wilkie attended Reid Ross High School and Alexander Graham Junior High. He is married to the former Julia Bullard, whose family owned and operated the ...
PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- An Airsoft bb gun was found in the book bag of a Trent Lott Academy student Wednesday morning, according to Principal Stewart Smirthwaite. The school is for fifth and sixth graders in Pascagoula. According to the message disseminated on the Pascagoula-Gautier School District ...
The Senate NATO Observer Group was first established in 1997, by then-Senate leaders Republican Trent Lott of Mississippi, and South Dakota Democrat Tom Daschle. This Observer Group proved instrumental in helping guide Senate approval of NATO aspirant countries from Eastern and Southern ...

The Business Advisory Council for The College of Business at The University of Southern Mississippi will honor Chuck Scianna ('75) as the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year during a luncheon on Friday, April 6th in the Trent Lott National Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Scianna is the owner, founder, and ...
The Senate NATO Observer Group was first established in 1997, by then-Senate leaders Republican Trent Lott of Mississippi, and South Dakota Democrat Tom Daschle. This Observer Group proved instrumental in helping guide Senate approval of NATO aspirant countries from Eastern and Southern ...
Gov. Phil Bryant talks Tuesday during the Mississippi Works Tour at the Trent Lott National Center on the Southern Miss campus. Bryant discussed Mississippi's economy, workforce training and economic development efforts. Haskel Burns/Hattiesburg American. 636567163083949503-ihl-appointees.JPG.
He did not seek the limelight, nor did he have much stomach for power politics — an aversion that at one point in his career allowed a more ambitious junior senator, Trent Lott, to leap-frog him on the Republican leadership ladder. What Cochran was good at was treating his colleagues on both sides of the ...
Reacting to Cochran's announcement, Trent Lott, a former U.S. Senator from Mississippi who resigned in 2007, said: “I hate it for his sake because I know he loved the job, and he's done an awful lot of good for Mississippi. He's earned his retirement, and we owe him a great debt of gratitude. He loves the ...
“Disorder, chaos, instability, uncertainty, intemperate statements are not conservative virtues in my opinion.” Trent Lott, the former Republican Senate majority leader from Mississippi, said GOP lawmakers “feel a good deal of consternation” about the White House-induced whiplash. But he added: “I assume ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has given a farewell speech in the U.S. Senate, where he's the longest-serving current member of Congress. The 80-year-old Cochran is retiring April 1 because of poor health. He says he's "optimistic about the future of our great nation.".
The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Business honored alumnus Chuck Scianna as the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year during a special luncheon held Friday, April 6 at the Trent Lott National Center on the University's Hattiesburg campus. Scianna, a 1975 graduate, is the owner, founder, and ...
Pursuing a double major in public policy leadership and African American studies, Coon is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. As an ASB senator, Coon worked with NAACP student organizers to remove the Mississippi state flag from campus ...
Trent Lott. It refers to the process of changing Senate rules and eliminating the filibuster so that legislation can pass with a simple majority. The Senate has used the “nuclear option,” or changed rules, to confirm nominees to judicial posts. In 2013, then-Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer changed ...
Powerful seniority has given small, rural Mississippi significant clout in Congress. That clout looks to dwindle sooner than expected. Since 1940, the state has elected and re-elected U.S. Senators and Representatives for multiple decades to allow them to accrete seniority. For example, Rep. Jamie Whitten ...

The USM College of Business and Trent Lott National Center are coordinating the annual forum that brings together experts from banking, finance and academia to explore issues and research related to the economic outlook for 2018. The Hattiesburg forum is set for 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. at the Thad ...
Mississippi, I've often said, is made up of more tribes than Bosnia, and we Deltans have been known to flaunt our perceived superiority (aided in this case by my grandmother's silver and a frayed entrance-hall carpet). Our former senator Trent Lott, who was born in the hills and raised on the coast (and who, ...
Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) discusses why Republicans, going into the 2018 midterm elections, need to be able to more effectively communicate their ... Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) is urging the leadership of the Republican Party to use the mainstream media as a method to push ...
She also served as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi. And, in case you missed it, here's the campaign's prepared statement on the formal entry into the Republican primary race of Jan Morgan: The Governor welcomes another candidate to the race. Running for office is the ...
After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work for Trent Lott, first for nine months while he was a congressman and then for three years as he held Mississippi's U.S. Senate seat. "I did have an interest in public service and trying to make your community better," McGee said. "I think everyone has a ...
"I think part of the problem is that now people are getting too much information and it confuses them and they don't know how to decipher the true and the fake," said Trent Lott, a former Senate Republican leader from Mississippi who's worked in Washington for nearly half a century. He isn't fond of Trump's ...
... AAR included Linda Daschle (the wife of former Democratic Senate leader Tom Daschle); Kathryn Higgins, former board member of the National Transportation Safety Board; former Senators John Breaux and Trent Lott; and several other lobbying groups, which include other former members of Congress ...
Haley Barbour named Wicker to fill the unexpired term of Trent Lott, who resigned in 2007 to become a Washington lobbyist. Wicker then won a special election in 2008 and a full term in 2012. He's up again in 2018, and no doubt state Democrats are casting loving eyes at his seat. More: Cochran's health ...
Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) said McConnell will have to keep a close eye on Collins next year, when the Senate GOP majority will shrink to 51 because of the election of Doug Jones (D) in Alabama this month. "I used to have to work on her all the time," he said. "You don't wait to talk ...
Thad Cochran first went to Congress in 1972, riding on the broad Mississippi coattails of Richard Nixon, alongside fellow Ole Miss cheerleader Trent Lott. Six years later, he became the first statewide Republican winner since Reconstruction, succeeding veteran segregationist Democrat Jim Eastland and ...
Qualifying opens Jan. 2 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Roger Wicker, who is expected to seek his second full term. Wicker replaced former Sen. Trent Lott, who resigned in 2007. Lott had succeeded former U.S. Sen. John Stennis, the last Democrat from Mississippi in the Senate, on Jan.
Trent Lott was the second-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate in 2002 when his reputation tanked. His downfall began with remarks he made at a 100th birthday celebration for Strom Thurmond, the former Dixiecrat senator from South Carolina whose 1948 presidential platform was too racist even for ...
Lobbyists are doing a brisk business in South Mississippi, with hundreds of millions in oil spill damages being divided up, and Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich wants the city to be prepared. Gilich will ask the Biloxi Council on Tuesday to hire Keith Heard, former chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran ...
The IHL recommends Ole Miss' Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Southern Miss' Trent Lott National Center for Economic ...
Economic officials believe runway improvements could attract big businesses with bigger payloads and create a long period of economic ...
Trent Lott International Airport runway improvements for $6.85 million — to enhance economic development and support existing industry in ...
Commentary by Trent Lott, a former Senate Majority Leader and senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Jason Grumet is president of ...
Circumstances have changed since Republican senators elected Sen. Trent Lott as their Majority Leader 10 days after the November ...
Two former Senate majority leaders, Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Trent Lott (R-MS), will co-chair a “U.S.-Mexico Task Force” launched this week in ...
“Firms are going to be even more careful than they have been in the past in the foreign lobbying arena,” said Trent Lott, the former Senate ...
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, smiles as she is followed by former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Mississippi, who is visiting the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 14, 2017. Sen. Susan Collins cast her vote in favor of the recent tax reform bill. The decision sparked outrage among some Mainers. A few went ...
WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell, the taciturn Republican leader, watched stoically from across the Capitol two years ago as ...
It wasn't that long ago that a Republican president (George W. Bush) forced a Senate majority leader (Trent Lott) out of his leadership position ...
Former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) keenly observed that there are “only two rules in the U.S. Senate — exhaustion and ...
Fifteen years ago, Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott remarked at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party, “When Strom Thurmond ran for ...
Trent Lott, a former Senate Republican leader, was blunt: “Every Republican senator had better get prepared for a challenge from the far right.”.
... George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trent Lott, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Franklin D. Roosevelt?
Trent Lott as lobbyists to maintain the Jones Act and influence discussions on Puerto Rico reform issues. Asked for comment by The Intercept, ...
... (a Democrat!), Jack Deschauer, Sam Adcock, Trent Lott and Ed Newberry of Squire Patton Boggs; Juanita Duggan of the National Federation ...
He is certainly the best Republican Senate leader in a generation (sorry, Bob Dole, Trent Lott and Bill Frist). The conservative grass roots, ...
Trent Lott (R-Miss.), and even former Sen. John Breaux (D-La.), who jointly run the Squire's lobbying shop. Breaux only gave a $500 donation, ...
#Todd not sleeping after the fifth issue with Trent Lott wearing a rebel-flag tie on the cover, and then the Iraq War myths cover the week Bush ...
She also worked for three years as a legislative aid to former Sen. Trent Lott and also worked at her family's business, Warren Paving, Inc.



1968 -- Begins his political career as administrative assistant to US Rep. William M. Colmer, a one-time Dixiecrat and staunch segregationist.

1972 -- Elected to the US House of Representatives, taking over Colmer's seat-- with his mentor's blessing--as a Republican.

1978 -- Introduces bill restoring Jefferson Davis' U.S. citizenship.

1980 -- At a rally for Ronald Reagan in Jackson, Miss., Lott praises Thurmond much as he will 22 years later.

"You know if we had elected this man 30 years ago, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today."

1981 -- Intervenes at the US Supreme Court to defend the tax-exempt status of Bob Jones University in South Carolina, under review because the school openly discriminates against any student "engaged in an interracial marriage or known to advocate interracial marriage or dating."

"Racial discrimination does not always violate public policy."

1983 -- Votes against making the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday.

"Look at the cost involved in the Martin Luther King holiday and the fact that we have not done it for a lot of other people that were more deserving."

1984 -- In an interview with Southern Partisan magazine, Lott explains why he opposed expanding the Voting Rights Act.

"They are still trying to exact Reconstruction legislation that is just not fair."

1984 -- In a speech to the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Biloxi, Mississippi, Lott sells the Party of Lincoln.

"The spirit of Southern Civil War leader Jefferson Davis lives in the 1984 Republican platform."

1988 -- Elected to the US Senate.

1992 -- Delivers a keynote address to the Council of Conservative Citizens, the successor to the segregationist White Citizens' Councils of the 1960s.

"The people in this room stand for the right principles and the right philosophy. Let's take it in the right direction, and our children will be the beneficiaries."

1996 -- Votes no on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would have prohibited job discrimination based on sexual orientation. He argues:

"Its goal is not fairness for individuals. Its goal is social revolution.... ENDA is part of a larger and more audacious effort to make the public accept behavior that most Americans consider dangerous, unhealthy, or just plain wrong."

1997 -- Chosen by Senate Republicans to be Majority Leader.

1997 -- In an interview with Time, Lott acknowledges that he supported segregation while a student at the University of Mississippi.

"Yes, you could say that I favored segregation then. I don't now... The main thing was, I felt the federal government had no business sending in troops to tell the state what to do."


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