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Mississippi (other)
Mississippi
Mississippi
(/ˌmɪsɪˈsɪpi/ (listen)) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi
Mississippi
is the 32nd most extensive and 34th most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Tennessee
Tennessee
to the north, Alabama
Alabama
to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana
Louisiana
to the south, and Arkansas
Arkansas
and Louisiana
Louisiana
to the west. The state's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi
Mississippi
River. Jackson, with a population of approximately 167,000 people, is both the state's capital and largest city. The state is heavily forested outside the Mississippi Delta
Mississippi Delta
area, which is the area between the Mississippi
Mississippi
and Yazoo rivers
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Mississippi River
The Mississippi
Mississippi
River
River
is the chief river of the second-largest drainage system on the North American continent, second only to the Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay
drainage system.[13][14] The stream is entirely within the United States
United States
(although its drainage basin reaches into Canada), its source is in northern Minnesota
Minnesota
and it flows generally south for 2,320 miles (3,730 km)[14] to the Mississippi
Mississippi
River
River
Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. With its many tributaries, the Mississippi's watershed drains all or parts of 31 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. The Mississippi
Mississippi
ranks as the fourth-longest and fifteenth-largest river in the world by discharge
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Mississippi's 1st Congressional District
Mississippi's 1st congressional district
Mississippi's 1st congressional district
is in the northeast corner of the state. It includes much of the northern portion of the state including Columbus, Oxford, Southaven, and Tupelo
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Legislature
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. Legislatures form important parts of most governments; in the separation of powers model, they are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of government. Laws enacted by legislatures are known as legislation. Legislatures observe and steer governing actions and usually have exclusive authority to amend the budget or budgets involved in the process. The members of a legislature are called legislators
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Mississippi Legislature
     Republican (32)      Democratic (20)House political groups     Republican (74)      Democratic (48)ElectionsSenate last electionNovember 3, 2015House last electionNovember 3, 2015Meeting place Mississippi
Mississippi
State Capitol, JacksonWebsitewww.legislature.ms.govThis brick church was erected in Washington, Mississippi
Washington, Mississippi
in 1816. Mississippi's first constitution was written and adopted here, and the state's first legislature convened here in 1817. The preliminary trial of U.S. Vice-President Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
occurred under some nearby oak trees.[1]The Mississippi
Mississippi
Legislature
Legislature
is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Mississippi
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Upper House
An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house.[1] The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller and often has more restricted power than the lower house
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Mississippi State Senate
The Mississippi
Mississippi
Senate is the upper house of the Mississippi Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Mississippi. The Senate is composed of 52 senators representing an equal amount of constituent districts, with 54,704 people per district (2000 figures). Senators serve four-year terms with no term limits. Like other upper houses of state and territorial legislatures and the federal U.S
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Lower House
A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house.[1] Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. The lower house typically is the larger of the two chambers, i.e. its members are more numerous
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Mississippi House Of Representatives
Governing party  Republican (72)Opposition party  Democratic (48)Vacant: 2Length of term4 yearsAuthority Article IV, Mississippi
Mississippi
ConstitutionSalary $10,000/year + per diemElectionsLast electionNovember 3, 2015 (122 seats)Next electionNovember 5, 2019 (122 seats)Redistricting Legislative ControlMeeting placeHouse of Representatives Chamber Mississippi
Mississippi
State Capitol Jackson, MississippiWebsite Mississippi
Mississippi
State LegislatureThe Mississippi
Mississippi
House of Representatives is the lower house of the Mississippi
Mississippi
Legislature, the lawmaking body of the US state of Mississippi. According to the state constitution of 1890, it is to comprise no more than 122 members elected for four-year terms
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List Of United States Senators From Mississippi
Mississippi
Mississippi
was admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 2. Its current senators are Republicans Cindy Hyde-Smith
Cindy Hyde-Smith
and Roger Wicker. As of January 1, 2015, 50 people have served as U.S. Senators from Mississippi.Contents1 List of Senators 2 Living former senators 3 See also 4 Notes 5 ReferencesList of Senators[edit]Class 1 Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.C o n g r e s sClass 2 Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014
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Roger Wicker
Roger Frederick Wicker (born July 5, 1951) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the senior United States Senator from Mississippi, in office since 2007. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Wicker served in the United States
United States
Air Force from 1976-80, and worked as a political counselor to then-Congressman Trent Lott. He then served in the Mississippi
Mississippi
State Senate from 1988 to 1994, when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's 1st congressional district, succeeding long-time retiring Democrat Jamie L. Whitten, for whom Wicker had once been a Page. Wicker served in the House from January 1995 to December 2007, when he was appointed by Governor Haley Barbour
Haley Barbour
to fill the seat vacated by Trent Lott
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Cindy Hyde-Smith
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Cindy Hyde-Smith
(born May 10, 1959)[1] is an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Mississippi. She previously served as the Mississippi
Mississippi
Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce from 2012 to 2018;[2][3] she was the first female Mississippi
Mississippi
Agriculture Commissioner. She also served in the Mississippi
Mississippi
State Senate for three terms and held the position of Senate Agriculture Committee chair for eight years
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United States House Of Representatives
Majority (238)     Republican (238)Minority (193)     Democratic (193)Vacant (4)     Vacant (4)Length of termTwo yearsElectionsVoting systemFirst-past-the-post in most states; nonpartisan blanket primary with a majoritarian second round in 3 statesLast electionNovember 8, 2016Next electionNovember 6, 2018Redistricting State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by stateMeeting placeHouse of Representatives chamber United States
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Trent Kelly
John Trent Kelly
Trent Kelly
(born March 1, 1966) is an American politician from Mississippi. A member of the Republican Party, Kelly is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi's 1st congressional district, following his victory in a special election on June 2, 2015.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Military career 3 U.S. House of Representatives3.1 Elections3.1.1 2015 special election 3.1.2 2016 election3.2 Tenure3.2.1 2017 congressional baseball shooting3.3 Committee assignments4 References 5 External linksEarly life and career[edit] Kelly was born on March 1, 1966, in Union, Mississippi
Mississippi
to John and Barbara Kelly
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Lieutenant Governor Of Mississippi
Mississippi
Mississippi
(/ˌmɪsɪˈsɪpi/ ( listen)) is a state in the Southern United States, with part of its southern border formed by the Gulf of Mexico. Its western border is formed by the Mississippi
Mississippi
River. The state has a population of approximately 3 million. It is the 32nd most extensive and the 32nd most populous of the 50 United States. Located in the center of the state, Jackson is the state capital and largest city, with a population of approximately 175,000 people. The state is heavily forested outside of the Mississippi Delta
Mississippi Delta
area, between the Mississippi
Mississippi
and Yazoo rivers. Before the American Civil War, most development in the state was along riverfronts, where slaves worked on cotton plantations. After the war, the bottomlands to the interior were cleared, mostly by freedmen
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Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District
Mississippi's 2nd congressional district
Mississippi's 2nd congressional district
(MS-2) is the only majority-black district in the state, covering much of western Mississippi. The district includes most of Jackson, the riverfront cities of Greenville and Vicksburg, and the interior market cities of Clarksdale, Greenwood, and Clinton
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