When the Supreme Court decided to strike down Section IV of the Voting Rights Act as unconstitutional, Sen. Wicker said:
Today's decision is a good step in returning power back to the states. As the Court noted, the criteria being used by the Justice Department to implement portions of the "Voting Rights Act' are outdated. I welcome today's ruling to treat all states equally under the law and hope it will finally clear the way for Mississippi to implement our commonsense voter identification laws in a way that is fair to all citizens.Sen. Wicker has represented Mississippi in the United States Senate since December 2007. During his time in the Senate, Wicker has championed pro-growth policies to create jobs and has worked to reduce spending, limit federal overreach, and maintain a strong national defense.
He is a member of the Senate Republican leadership team, serving as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he chairs the Subcommittee on Seapower. Wicker is also a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, serving as chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet; Budget Committee; Environment and Public Works Committee; and the Rules Committee. He is co-chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission and Chair of the Committee on Political Affairs and Security in the OSCE’s Parliamentary Assembly. Wicker is also a member of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Congressional Board of Visitors.