Trent Lott

Former U.S. Senator (R-MS) and Senate Majority Leader

Trent Lott served in the U.S. Congress for 35 years, including 16 years in the House and 19 years in the Senate.

First elected in to the House in 1973, Senator Trent served as House Minority Whip from 1981 – 1989 and forged the bipartisan alliance that enacted President Reagan’s economic recovery program and national security initiatives. He also founded the House’s first modern whip organization.

Senator Lott was elected to the Senate in 1988, and in 1996 he became the Majority Leader where he was instrumental in the passage of the welfare reform bill of 1996 and worked to produce a landmark budget and tax cut agreement that stimulated the economic growth that brought the federal budget into balance. As the Republican Senate leader during the first two years of President George W. Bush’s administration, Senator Lott led the fight for passage of many presidential initiatives. In 2006, Senator Lott was elected Senate Republican Whip, giving him the distinction of being the only person to hold that position in both the House and Senate.

Senator Lott has written two books, Herding Cats: A Life in Politics” and “Crisis Point: Why We Must - and How We Can - Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America.” He currently works for Squire Patton Boggs where he provides strategic advice, consulting and lobbying on a wide range of public policy matters. He joined with former Senator John Breaux to found the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a successful bi-partisan government relations firm.