Senator Thad Cochran was appointed to serve on the Eisenhower Memorial Commission (EMC) by Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the EMC.
The commission was created in Public Law 106-79 back in 1991 with a goal of creating a memorial in Washington D.C. to honor Dwight D. Eisenhower for his service to the nation. Eisenhower served as President of the United States and a military leader.
Now, the EMC consists of a bipartisan group of twelve commissioners. There are four from the U.S. House of Representatives and four from the United States Senate; also four citizen commissioners appointed by the President.
Sen. Cochran was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.