What is the most important lesson you have learned working through recovering from serious illness?
Through my recovery, I am reminded of the importance of family and friends. I am most grateful for their prayers and well-wishes. These have been great motivating factors to work through difficult rehabilitation.
When you return to work, what tops your legislative agenda?
My focus will continue to be on working to create an atmosphere for capital investment and job creation in Mississippi.
In general terms, what are your thoughts about the international situation, especially in the Middle East?
My thoughts and prayers are with James Foley and Steven Sotloff’s families. The danger of the Islamic State terrorist organization is worse than any terrorist threat we have ever seen. The United States must step up, stand by our allies and stop these people. It is time for the president to lead. Congress is prepared to give the president what he needs to combat and defeat the Islamic State, but we need a clear strategy from him.