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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as the lead agency for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Coast Guard, plays an important role in Mississippi.

Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to working closely with FEMA and other federal agencies to ensure Mississippians are prepared for natural disasters and emergency situations.  She supports hazard mitigation policies, which have proven to help save lives and save taxpayer dollars. 

The Senator also supports Homeland Security efforts to protect the American people from domestic and foreign threats, which include ensuring a strong and well-equipped U.S. Coast Guard.


HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS FULL BORDER WALL FUNDING IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS FULL BORDER WALL FUNDING IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL

Homeland Security Measure Cleared for Senate Debate with Increases for Border Security, Immigration Enforcement, FEMA Disaster Relief Fund & U.S. Coast Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today fully supported a Senate Appropriations Committee measure to provide full funding for President Trump’s border security initiatives, including the border wall.

Hyde-Smith, who serves on the committee and its...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES AGAINST DEMOCRAT ATTEMPT TO STYMIE PRESIDENT’S BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION 

HYDE-SMITH VOTES AGAINST DEMOCRAT ATTEMPT TO STYMIE PRESIDENT’S BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION 

Miss. Senator Again Supports President Trump’s Ability to Shift Funds for Border Security Emergency 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who serves on the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today voted to support President Trump’s ability to obligate funding for the humanitarian and security emergency on the southern border.

Just as she did last March, Hyde-Smith...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $5.17 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $5.17 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Large Grants for Jackson, Canton to Support Hiring of More Firefighters

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced the award of $5,172,039.58 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants to fire departments in Jackson, Canton, Walls, Grenada, Iuka, Columbus, Pascagoula, Laurel, Puckett, Biloxi, New Site, Sandersville, and Utica.

The funding includes...

Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

News Mississippi

Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

By Steven Gagliano

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, has announced the award of a $59.1 million contract to procure Mississippi-produced Light...

Mississippi senators back debt deal that cleared Senate

WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi senators back debt deal that cleared Senate

By Andrew Taylor

WASHINGTON (AP) - A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon...

VT Halter gets contract to build Coast Guard’s polar security cutter

Professional Mariner

VT Halter gets contract to build Coast Guard’s polar security cutter

By Susan Buchanan

Mississippi’s VT Halter Marine was awarded a contract in April to build a 460-foot polar security cutter, with options for two more, to upgrade the Coast Guard’s aging icebreaker fleet.

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