Wicker tapped for Senate leadership

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has named Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi as part of his Republican leadership team for the next two years.

The posting is likely a boon for Mississippi, with Wicker having such clout in the new Senate and as Republican President-elect Donald Trump takes office this week. Wicker will be one of a handful on the leadership team that controls much of the operations of the Senate.

“As a member of the Senate Republican leadership team, Sen. Wicker brings invaluable insight to our conference on issues that affect American families,” McConnell said Tuesday. “He is firmly committed to working with our colleagues and the incoming administration on increasing jobs, improving the economy and strengthening our national security.”

Clarion Ledger