In Mississippi, agriculture is the largest part of our economy and it is incredibly diverse. I will work with any president and any administration to improve opportunities for Mississippi’s farmers and make sure those opportunities directly benefit them.
COVID-19 has required us to adopt new policies to meet the needs of our state and our country. Here are the priorities I will fight for during this difficult time and as we begin to rebuild and reconnect.
Every child in Mississippi deserves access to a quality education that will allow them to reach their full potential — no matter the school they attend, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make.
Economy and Jobs
Mississippi’s economy can’t afford to keep playing catch up — especially not with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our economy. That’s why I’ll focus on creating the conditions to build an innovative economy right here.
My number one priority in the Senate will be to expand Medicaid. Expansion is needed now more than ever to undergird our rural hospitals, to fill the gap for uncompensated care, to address the long-term care crisis, and to be able to enroll an additional 210,000 uninsured Mississippians.