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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 VOTES FOR STOPGAP FUNDING BILL EXTENDING PROGRAMS IMPORTANT TO MISS. 

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR STOPGAP FUNDING BILL EXTENDING PROGRAMS IMPORTANT TO MISS. 

Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown Boosts Pandemic Child Nutrition, USDA Farm Assistance & FEMA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today voted for a stopgap appropriations measure to fund federal operations through Dec. 11, while also extending programs important to Mississippi’s economy and wellbeing.

The Senate gave final approval to a...

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT TO SERVE ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT TO SERVE ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, who was nominated to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald Trump following the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

“President Trump has exercised his right to put forth a...

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORED SENATE-PASSED RESOLUTION DEFENDING CONSTITUTIONALITY OF PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORED SENATE-PASSED RESOLUTION DEFENDING CONSTITUTIONALITY OF PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) that defends the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance and the principles of religious freedom on which it is based.

Introduced by Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), S.Res.715 notes that Congress added the words “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954 and...

USDA Extends Free Meals For Kids Through December 31, 2020

WBIW Radio Bedford, Ind.

USDA Extends Free Meals For Kids Through December 31, 2020

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Last week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend several flexibilities through as late as December 31, 2020....

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically alters school lunch programs across U.S.

Washington Times

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically alters school lunch programs across U.S.

USDA should continue to extend "universal free lunch"

By Brian McNicoll, ANALYSIS/OPINION

No more cafeteria food fights. No more rules against eating in class. No more scrounging for change to pay for school...