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Senator Hyde-Smith understands the importance of education to ensure a better future for Mississippi children and their ability to be part of an economically-strong state.  The Senator believes in the importance of state and local control of public education, while recognizing the role of the federal government to support educational achievement across the country.

Senator Hyde-Smith is also supportive of the significant federal research and development initiatives involving Mississippi institutions of higher learning—work that, among other things, improves American competitiveness, national security and agricultural production.


HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $5.9 MILLION TO ADDRESS DEFERRED VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK REPAIRS

HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCES $5.9 MILLION TO ADDRESS DEFERRED VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK REPAIRS
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said the National Park Service will direct more than $5.9 million to address deferred maintenance needs at the Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the NPS, said the $5.9 million will address erosion and ground deterioration at the historic Vicksburg...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH INTRODUCE BILL TO DESIGNATE MEDGAR EVERS HOME AS A NATIONAL MONUMENT

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH INTRODUCE BILL TO DESIGNATE MEDGAR EVERS HOME AS A NATIONAL MONUMENT
 
Miss. Senators Move to Make Jackson Civil Rights Landmark Part of the National Park System

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today introduced legislation (S.2889) to designate the Medgar Evers Home in Jackson as a national monument within the National Park System.
 
“I have worked with my colleagues in the Mississippi congressional delegation for many...

HYDE-SMITH APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS APPROVED

HYDE-SMITH APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS APPROVED

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today approved a resolution to confirm the Senate Committee on Appropriations subcommittee assignments for U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.).

“Senators from Mississippi have a proud tradition of serving on the Appropriations Committee, and I look forward to being a good steward of taxpayer dollars as the committee works on fiscal year 2019 bills,” Hyde-Smith said.

Hyde-Smith has been assigned to...

Lawmakers seek to expand student access to food

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Lawmakers seek to expand student access to food

By Steven Gagliano

A bipartisan bill in D.C. could help increase access to food for students during the summer months. 

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is an original cosponsor of the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019, which give states...

Former Senator Thad Cochran passes away at age 81

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Former Senator Thad Cochran passes away at age 81

By Steven Gagliano

According to a spokesman, 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 who eventually...