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.”

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