Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, again chairs the powerful Appropriations Committee. …
…He said Cochran, who is also on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee, will probably continue his push to help farmers, mostly with subsidies.
Some lawmakers will serve in new posts. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Mississippi, is chairman of the House Administration Committee, which has jurisdiction over federal elections among other issues….
…Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, who recently led the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has been named a part of the GOP leadership team.