Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

The Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of all matters relating to the nation's agriculture industry, farming programs, forestry and logging, and legislation relating to nutrition and health.  Senator Hyde-Smith has been assigned to serve on the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security (Ranking Member); Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade; and Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources.

Committee on Appropriations

The Committee on Appropriations is a standing committee of the United States Senate.  It has jurisdiction over all discretionary spending legislation in the Senate. Senator Hyde-Smith serves on the following appropriations subcommittees:  Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Homeland Security; Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies; and Financial Services and General Government (Ranking Member).

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

The Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has jurisdiction over a broad portfolio, including:  energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic petroleum reserves and appliance standards; nuclear energy; American Indian affairs; public lands and renewable resources; surface mining, federal coal, oil, and gas, other mineral leasing; territories and insular possessions; and water resources.  The Senator serves on the following subcommittees: EnergyPublic Lands, Forests, and Mining; and Water and Power (Ranking Member)

Committee on Rules and Administration

The Committee on Rules and Administration is one of the oldest committees of the United States Senate.  Our origins date back to the early days of the Republic when the first Senate convened in March 1789 and established a committee to prepare a system of rules for conducting business in the Senate. In 1867 in the aftermath of the Civil War and the reunification of our Union, the forerunner to our current committee was created, and a Committee on Rules has continued in the Senate to the present day.