U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker, R-MS, (@SenatorWicker) is the Co-Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission and Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). He is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for the 117th Congress, after serving as chairman in the previous Congress. Senator Wicker is the second-highest-ranking Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. His other committee assignments include the Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Rules and Administration Committee.
He has represented Mississippi in the U.S. Senate since December 2007. Prior to that, he was elected seven times, beginning in 1994, to represent Mississippi’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before election to Congress, he served in the state Senate on behalf of Lee and Pontotoc counties.
Senator Wicker served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and then joined the Air Force Reserve. He retired from the Reserve in 2004 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.