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Wicker named ranking member of Senate Armed Services Committee

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., has been selected as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services by his Republican colleagues.

As a member of the armed services committee, Wicker has pushed for the U.S. to add to its Naval fleet in order to prevent a potential war with nations with hostile views against America.

The Mississippi senator has also been vocal in his support for Ukrainian efforts in the nation’s war against Russia. Wicker has recently urged Congress to allocate additional aid to Ukraine for the nation to secure its territory and prepare for Russian attacks.

“I appreciate my colleagues for their support in electing me Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. In my new role, I will follow in the footsteps of my friend Sen. Jim Inhofe, who was a relentless champion of peace through strength while he led the Committee,” Wicker said. “Mississippi and its thousands of veterans, civilian personnel, and active duty troops have a vital role to play in ensuring our country remains the strongest in the world. I look forward to representing our great state in this position of national significance.”

On a local level, Wicker has been a strong advocate for Ingalls Shipbuilding on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The senator has worked to have billions of dollars allocated to the Pascagoula ship builder to construct warships for the U.S. Navy.

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