McConnell Honors Senator Cochran
‘Though he’s had an extraordinarily accomplished career here in the Senate — I just wanted to take a few moments to congratulate him, not only on his service to his state and the nation but to our institution.’

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senator Cochran’s 12,000th vote in the Senate:

“Our good friend, the Senior Senator from Mississippi, is about to cast his 12,000th vote, a truly remarkable accomplishment by a remarkable man.

“He was the first Republican to be elected to the United States Senate from Mississippi since Reconstruction. A few years ago, he was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 10 most effective members of the Senate and they called him “the quiet persuader.”

“And for those of you who recently arrived at the Senate, if you haven’t had any dealings with Senator Cochran yet, you will find that, indeed, he is the quiet persuader.

“In fact, it may be the secret to his success.

“Though he’s had an extraordinarily accomplished career here in the Senate — I just wanted to take a few moments to congratulate him, not only on his service to his state and the nation but to our institution.”

US Senator Mitch McConnell Press Release
10/29/13