WALTERS: Fact-Checking Senator Roger Wicker on the Omnibus Bill

By Ryan Walters | May 10th, 2017 at 11:51 am

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of “The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic.” Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Abortion, Contributor, Ethics, Feature Stories, Federal Government, National, Obamacare, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, Ryan Walters, Spending

Senator Roger Wicker recently released a statement defending the Omnibus Budget Bill as a positive accomplishment. “Without this bill,” he wrote, “we would be continuing the spending priorities of the Obama era.” The bill “demonstrates how Republicans are committed to making the tough choices that need to be made to control federal spending. This bill […]

Chris McDaniel Tells Breitbart In Exclusive That He May Run In 2018 Against Roger Wicker

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 8th, 2017 at 11:27 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Elections, Federal Government, Mississippi, National, News, Obamacare, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, US Congress

Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a hardline conservative who nearly toppled Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in the 2014 midterm primaries, told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday evening he is considering launching another bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018. This new bid would come against Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), a different but similar U.S. Senator […]

ANDERSON: Mississippi Is Not A Conservative State

By Rita Anderson | December 24th, 2016 at 7:02 am

BY: Rita Anderson / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Clinton resident, past president of Clinton Chamber, active in Morrison Heights Baptist Church and secretary of Hinds County Republican Women.

Filed Under: Christianity, Contributor, Gregg Harper, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, MS State Government, Opinion, Politics, Rita Anderson, Roger Wicker, Steven Palazzo, Thad Cochran

Those words – Mississippi is not a conservative state – delivered quite matter-of-factly by my learned and articulate friend – grabbed the attention of the teenagers (and a few parents) who were gathered into a room to hear the two of us discuss government and citizenship and especially the presidential electoral college process. Their reaction to […]

WALTERS: Panicked Establishment Already At Work To Save RINO Roger

By Ryan Walters | November 11th, 2016 at 4:17 pm

BY: Ryan Walters / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Ryan Walters is a life-long Mississippian from Jones County. He is a professor of history holding a bachelor and master’s degree in American history from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is the author of “The Last Jeffersonian: Grover Cleveland and the Path to Restoring the Republic.” Find more of his writing at MississippiConservativeDaily.com

Filed Under: Contributor, Democrats, Elections, Federal Government, Opinion, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker, US Congress

The Republican establishment in Mississippi is panicked and I don’t mean by any perceived threats from the incoming Trump Administration. No it’s more local, more personal, and more frightening than that. Rumors are starting to grow that State Senator Chris McDaniel might just throw his hat into the ring against Senator Roger Wicker in the […]

PLUNKETT: 83 Links: The Timeline of a Yearlong Battle Against Obamacare in Mississippi.

By Keith Plunkett | October 25th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: #PEPPoll, Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Democrats, Federal Government, Giles Ward, Governor, Greg Snowden, Gregg Harper, Haley Barbour, health, History, Insurance, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Melanie Sojourner, Michael Watson, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Obamacare, Opinion, Phil Bryant, Philip Gunn, Podcast, Politics, Roger Wicker, Russ Latino, Spending, Steven Palazzo, Tate Reeves

Chances are you’ve already read the latest headline this morning about the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Turns out it’s not all that affordable. Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s […]

Wicker: Obamacare Medicaid Expansion ‘Unsustainable’

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 23rd, 2013 at 9:52 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Entitlements, Federal Government, Insurance, Medicaid, Mississippi, MS State Government, Obamacare, Politics, Republican, Roger Wicker

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) has joined an effort to prevent the federal government from committing excessive taxpayer money to expand state Medicaid programs by co-sponsoring the “Preventing an Unrealistic Future Medicaid Augmentation Plan (FMAP) Act.” The bill cosponsored by Wicker, S. 963, allows states to expand their Medicaid program but repeals the provision in […]

2013 Boys State to begin May 26 at MSU.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 21st, 2013 at 8:15 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Education, Governor, Gregg Harper, Jim Hood, Mississippi, MS State Government, Phil Bryant, Politics, Roger Wicker, Toby Barker

Gov. Phil Bryant and Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker lead a list of speakers for the American Legion’s Boys State on the campus of Mississippi State University this month. Bryant and Wicker are scheduled to speak on May 29, the fourth day of the annual event that teaches rising seniors about state and local government […]

GE Aviation to open new facility in Ellisville on Tuesday.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 29th, 2013 at 6:40 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Economic Development, Governor, Job Growth, Mississippi, Phil Bryant, Public Service, Republican, Roger Wicker, Steven Palazzo

Gov. Phil Bryant will join GE Aviation President/CEO David Joyce on Tuesday for the grand opening of the company’s new 340,000-square-foot aviation components factory in Ellisville, Miss. U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, both R-Miss., also are scheduled to attend the 11 a.m. ceremony in the Howard Technology Park. The company, a […]

Background check bill fails in US Senate.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 17th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Federal Government, Gun Control, Politics, Public Safety, Roger Wicker, Second Amendment, Thad Cochran, US Congress

AP reports: The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday’s vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms sparked by December’s massacre of children and staff at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. President Barack Obama […]