Cochran’s chief of staff addresses Rotary

A member of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s leadership team was the Eupora Rotary Club’s guest speaker last week.

Keith Heard, chief of staff for Cochran, (R-Miss.), said in his Aug. 18 address that one of the main things the senator wants to work is creating jobs for Mississippi. Cochran, as chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, has secured funding for another Coast Guard National Security Cutter to be built in Mississippi.

He also supported committee passage of a spending bill that includes provisions protecting wireless broadband Internet service in rural Mississippi. The bill would prevent the FCC from making additional cuts to a program used to expand internet service in rural areas, and will expand the use of telehealth technology in the Delta and this area, according to Heard.

Webster Progress Times