Sen.Thad Cochran is welcoming John McCain to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – the event is tonight!
As a reminder, the get-out-the-vote rally will take place at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport tonight at 6:15 p.m. The location is in the Events Alcove in the main terminal building. Here’s the address – 14035 Airport Road, Gulfport, MS 39503.
The best way to really change Washington is to elect a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate. And with your help, we can make it happen by voting for Thad Cochran on June 24, 2014.
Don’t forget: John McCain will also be at a rally Monday at 8:45 a.m. at the Mississippi War Memorial Building in downtown Jackson. When you get there, enter through the front door on State Street and proceed to the auditorium in the back of the building. Address: 120 South State Street, Jackson, MS 39201.
Mississippians who voted in the Republican Primary or did not vote on June 3, 2014, can vote in the Republican runoff on June 24, 2014.
For Lafayette County residents contemplating who they want to vote for onTuesday, here are some relevant facts about Sen. Cochran’s contributions for Lafayette County:
• Supported the research conducted by the University of Mississippi made possible by COBRA and IDeA awards from NIH.
• Historic Preservation: There are many projects that Thad has partnered with local entities to help fund through the years,possibly none with a greater impact than the $26,000,000 for post-Hurricane Katrina stabilization of historic structures that Thad secured. Projects throughout Mississippi bear his imprint like the L.Q.C. Lamar House in Oxford. 2014.
• In April 2014, Senator Cochran assisted Lafayette County by supporting and coauthoring the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act to provide compensation for tax- exempt federal land. 2012.
• 2010 DOT AIP grant to University-Oxford Airport, University of Mississippi, Oxford — $127,358 for runway vertical/visual guidance system installation.
• Worked to provide funds to FEMA to support the Hazard Mitigation Grants available to the county in 2010 following the natural disaster.
• NOAA has released $4.87 million to the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST), which is based at Ole Miss. NIUST was established in 2002 through a cooperative agreement among the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi and NOAA’s Undersea Research Program.
• 2009 FHWA grant to Old Taylor Road Roundabouts, Oxford — $500,000 to construct roundabouts.
• 2009 HUD EDI grant to Burns Belfry Community Heritage Center, Oxford — $400,000 toward renovation of the historic church structure as a community heritage center.
• 2009 DOAg grant for $3.4 million for the Natural Products Laboratory at the University of Mississippi.
• Center for Marine Resources and Environmental Technology, University of Mississippi – $900,000 to advance, in partnership with the Minerals Management Service, research on marine minerals
• Directed appropriations funding to DOE for Gulf of Mexico Hydrates Research Consortium, University of Mississippi — $1.2 million to continue development and deployment of an integrated multi-sensor station for continuous monitoring of hydrates and the gas hydrate stability zone in the Gulf of Mexico; High-Speed Wind Turbine Noise Model With Suppression, University of Mississippi — $1.0 million to investigate blade modifications to control wind turbine noise.
• Directed 2009 appropriations funding to DOEd for Enhancement of Mathematics Preparedness at the University of Mississippi: $285,000.
• Directed 2009 appropriations funding to DHHS for University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Instructional Facility: $5.7 million.
• 2009 appropriated funding to DOC for 6.5 million for the development of the Mississippi Biotechnology Research Park, which will be located at the University of Mississippi Medical Center; $1.5 million to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies to complete construction of a facility dedicated to rehabilitation, conservation, and education on marine mammals; $5 million to the University of Mississippi for integration of biotechnology and undersea technology development with cutting edge research for the advancement of marine science and discovering new products from the sea.
• 2009 appropriated funding to DOJ for $2.25 million for the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law. The Center provides legal training for judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and law students on unique and nationally significant issues relating to the criminal justice system.
• 2009 appropriated funding to DOE for $1,141,800 for Gulf Hydrates Research at the University of Mississippi.
Breakdown of Federal Funding Impact Engineered by Sen. Cochran
University of Mississippi. Cochran’s support for our universities has resulted in $71.8M in federal research grants for the University of Mississippi in 2013. Nearly one-third of the total amount of federal research dollars awarded to Mississippi universities in 2013 went to Ole Miss.
These dollars help support more than 500 projects, including those at the Schools of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Law, Pharmacy, and Pharmacy, as well as the William Winter Institute. These funds also help support projects at the Medical Center, including the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and the Teaching Hospital. In addition to federal
research dollars, Sen. Cochran has also been a long-time supporter of student financial aid. In 2012-2013, more than 5,300 UM students received $22 million in Pell grants to help offset the cost of attending college. Chris McDaniel doesn’t think Ole Miss should get any federal education dollars – but just ask Robert Khayat what that would do to the
While Chris McDaniel doesn’t believe federal funding for Mississippi education is constitutional – and even goes so far as to call for its elimination! – Sen. Cochran has a long track record of supporting funding for our state’s education at all levels: K12, community and junior colleges, and universities. Together these entities receive more than $1.5 billion in federal dollars each year to support education for our state’s children. K12 alone receives $800 million each year from the federal government, making up about one-fourth of its total education budget! So what would elimination of federal funding for education mean for Lafayette County and Oxford?
• Lafayette County School District currently receives about $2.5M per year, or 10% of total district revenues, from the federal government.
• Oxford School District receives about $3.6M, or 8.7% of total district revenues, from the federal government.
A vote for Chris McDaniel is a vote against Oxford, a vote against Lafayette County, and a vote against