December 20, 2002 - Senator Trent Lott steps down as incoming Senate Majority Leader due to outrage over remarks he made about Senator Strom Thurmond, saying "In the interest of pursuing the best possible agenda for the future of our country, I will not seek to remain as majority leader of the United States Senate for the 108th Congress, effective January 6, 2003. To all those who offered me their friendship, support and prayers, I will be eternally grateful. I will continue to serve the people of Mississippi in the United States Senate."
November 7, 2006 - Is elected for a six-year term.
November 15, 2006 - Is elected Senate Minority Whip.
November 26, 2007 - Announces he will resign his Senate seat by the end of the year.
January 5, 2008 - Announces he will open up a lobbying firm with former Senator John Breaux and both of their sons.
July 2010 - The Breaux-Lott Leadership Group is purchased by lobbying firm Patton Boggs.
October 1, 2011 - Lott becomes an independent director of Camgian Microsystems Corporation.
April 20, 2012 - Lobbying documents indicate that Breaux-Lott Leadership Group is being paid to lobby in support of the ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, also known as the Law of the Sea Treaty. As a senator, Lott opposed it, saying, it would create a "U.N. on steroids."
August 9, 2013 - Is hospitalized for a ruptured appendix.