Home     MS House Video Feed     MS Senate Video Feed    
Wicker: ARC will survive presidential cuts

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, a Tupelo Republican, said Tuesday he believes the Appalachian Regional Commission, which encompasses much of Northeast Mississippi, can be saved even though President Donald Trump proposes eliminating the economic development program.

Wicker, speaking at the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of Government/capitol press corps luncheon, said he believes the ARC and other programs that help Mississippi, such as grant programs for small airports, will survive.

Wicker said that, if a spending level is agreed to by Congress and if ARC is funded within that spending level, “We ought to do that. I think we can.”

Daily Journal

Posted April 12, 2017 - 8:33 am

YallPolitics.Com now uses Facebook for comments. Log into Facebook to comment here.

©2005-2017 Jackson New Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Contact us at editor at yallpolitics.com