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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.


MISS. DELEGATION REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR OCTOBER STORM DAMAGE

MISS. DELEGATION REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION FOR OCTOBER STORM DAMAGE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Mississippi congressional delegation today sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump requesting full consideration of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s request for a major federal disaster declaration in the wake of devastation from straight-line winds and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Olga in October.

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and U.S....

HYDE-SMITH:  U.S. NAVY WILL NAME GUIDED-MISSILE DESTROYER FOR U.S. SENATOR THAD COCHRAN 

HYDE-SMITH:  U.S. NAVY WILL NAME GUIDED-MISSILE DESTROYER FOR U.S. SENATOR THAD COCHRAN 

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U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today praised a decision by Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer to name a future guided-missile destroyer after her predecessor, the late U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).

Hyde-Smith said Spencer made the decision to honor Cochran by naming a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile...

HYDE-SMITH NAMES DOUG DAVIS TO BE CHIEF OF STAFF

HYDE-SMITH NAMES DOUG DAVIS TO BE CHIEF OF STAFF

Outgoing Chief Brad White to Lead Governor-Elect Reeves Transition Operation 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today named Doug Davis, a longtime associate and former state senator, as her incoming chief of staff.

Davis, who currently works in Jackson as the Senator’s deputy chief of staff, will replace Brad White, who will be leading the transition for Mississippi Governor-elect Tate Reeves.

“Doug Davis has the...

President Trump approves Mississippi disaster declaration

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President Trump approves Mississippi disaster declaration

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) - President Donald J. Trump approved a disaster declaration Friday for the state of Mississippi.

A Mississippi congressional delegation sent a letter to Trump Thursday requesting that the president...

Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

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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

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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...