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  Lott, Trent
<-  2005-01-01  
NameTrent Lott
Pascagoula, Mississippi , United States
Born October 09, 1941 (80 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Oct 20, 2020 11:59pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - Freemason - Southern Baptist -
InfoChester Trent Lott Sr.

Trent Lott is entering his 33rd year of service in the United States Congress on behalf of the people of the State of Mississippi. A champion of a strong national defense, he remains dedicated to encouraging economic growth and protecting Americans’ economic security by getting government off their backs and out of their pocketbooks.

Seven Presidents have known both his cooperation and his opposition, for he has kept Mississippi and his country ahead of partisan and personal concerns.

As the House Republican Whip in 1981, he forged the bipartisan alliance that enacted President Ronald Reagan’s economic recovery program and his national security initiatives. Part of the reason for this and other victories was Congressman Lott’s creation of the House of Representative’s first modern whip organization, focusing on regular member-to-member contacts and extensive outreach to sympathetic Democrats. Counting votes, building coalitions, and moving legislation were things he seemed born to do, and he genuinely enjoyed the process.

Elected to the Senate in 1988, he was a member of the group of pro-growth stalwarts who opposed the tax increase forced on President Bush in 1990. When he became the Senate’s 16th Majority Leader in 1996, he again put his coalition-building skills to the test and, along with House Speaker Newt Gingrich, enacted the historic welfare reform bill of 1996.

The next year, Lott, Gingrich and congressional Budget Committee chairmen John Kasich and Pete Domenici together produced an historic budget and tax cut agreement that limited some federal spending. But more important, it created new incentives to save and invest, thereby stimulating the economic growth that brought the federal budget into balance for the first time since 1968.

As the Republican Leader during the first two years of President George W. Bush’s administration, Senator Lott led the fight for passage of the President’s tax cut package, the President’s landmark education reform bill, the largest increase in defense spending since the Cold War, the most significant trade legislation in a decade, and the resolution supporting the President on military action in Iraq.

During the Senate’s lame duck session of November 2002, Senator Lott, drawing on his experience as a legislative negotiator, reached the compromises that created the Department of Homeland Security.

National Security
For 16 years in the House of Representatives and 16 years in the Senate, Trent Lott has been a driving force behind America’s military success. He has been instrumental in bolstering America’s military recruitment, retention and overall readiness. In 1998 he led the charge for the first pay raise in a decade for military men and women. His leadership has led to the development for the 21st Century of a new generation of Navy vessels to maintain America’s pre-eminence at sea.

He has worked with the Pentagon to advance Mississippi’s prowess in shipbuilding and weapons construction as well as the state’s strategic location for its numerous military installations.

In 1998 as the Senate’s Majority Leader, he led a Senate delegation to visit the leaders of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic and thereafter led the Senate to ratify NATO’s expansion to those nations.

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06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 66.00% ( 1.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 1.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 65.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 6.00% ( 0.0)

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jun 09, 2020 10:00am Profile Trent Lott fired by top lobbying firm  Article RP 
Dec 19, 2007 10:00am News Lott Officially Resigns, All Eyes Now on Barbour  Article The Sunset Provision 
Nov 26, 2007 06:05pm Blog Entry Trent Lott: Another Closeted GOP Senator?  Article Ralphie 
Nov 26, 2007 07:00am News Sen. Trent Lott to resign by end of year  Article DFWDem 
Sep 07, 2007 12:15am News Senator Lott drawing fire again on race from civil rights groups  Article The Sunset Provision 
Sep 28, 2006 12:00am Statement Lott: Bush barely mentioned Iraq in meeting with Senate Republicans  Article RP 

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