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Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced on Monday that he will be resigning from the Senate because of health issues.  

OXFORD, Miss. (WTOK) - U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, who represented Mississippi in Congress for more than 45 years, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning in Oxford. Cochran, a Navy veteran Senator Thad Cochran delivers his farewell address in the U.S. Senate. Full video here: https://cs.pn/2pyXW4N. Former Mississippi died at the age of 81 on Thursday. In nearly four decades in the Senate, he served as chairman of the influential Appropriations mittee. Tags: former, thad, cochran, mississippi, Sen. Thad Cochran Farewell Speech WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator (R-Miss.) delivers his farewell remarks to the United States Senate on March 22, 2018. (R-Miss.) will resign from the Senate on April 1, he announced Monday, ending a four-decade congressional career and triggering a fall election that could carve new divisions in