Senator Hyde-Smith, a cattle farmer and the former Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce, understands the importance of the state’s $7.5 billion agricultural and forestry industries. As a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, the Senator will work on legislation, programs, and policies to allow agriculture and related industries to grow in Mississippi and the nation.
The Senator’s record includes protecting private property rights against eminent domain abuses, helping to open foreign markets for Mississippi agricultural products, and supporting country-of-origin labeling.
HYDE-SMITH HAILS RELEASE OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR YAZOO BACKWATER PUMPS
Army Corps Final Pump Plan Marks Significant Progress Toward Flood Protection, Environmental Improvements
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith today praised the release of a final U.S. Army Corps of Engineers environmental document that outlines the flood reduction and environmental benefits of its new Proposed Plan to address catastrophic flooding in the South Mississippi Delta.
HYDE-SMITH OPPOSES PROPOSED USTR TAX INCREASE ON FOREIGN TRADE ZONES
Proposed US-Mexico-Canada ‘Technical Correction’ Could Affect Mississippi FTZs
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voiced her opposition to a proposed “technical correction” that would re-impose a $2 billion NAFTA-era tax increase on Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs), including such job-creating areas in Mississippi.
Hyde-Smith joined Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) in a letter asking U.S. Trade...
HYDE-SMITH ADVOCATES YAZOO BACKWATER PUMPS AS PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE DRAWS NEAR
Senator Encourages More Mississippians to Comment by Nov. 30 Deadline
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today released her public comments in favor of the Yazoo Backwater Area pumps and encouraged more Mississippians to do likewise before a Nov. 30 deadline hits next week.
Hyde-Smith issued a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to register her support for a new Draft Supplemental...
Congress reaches agreement on new COVID-19 relief package. See what’s in it.
By Frank Corder - December 21, 2020
Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package that is also tied into a $1.4 trillion spending bill that funds the federal...
Army Corps report supports Mississippi flood-control pumps
By Emily Wagster Pettus
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued another report Friday favoring agribusinesses over environmentalists in a decades-long battle over a massive flood control project in the...
MISSISSIPPI RIVER: 'Insanely fast' flood project races past Interior pushback
by Hannah Northey and Ariel Wittenberg
The Trump administration is moving at breakneck speed to sign off on a sprawling flood mitigation project in Mississippi that EPA originally vetoed in 2008 — a move that's...