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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 ISSUES INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE AS NATION MARKS 245TH BIRTHDAY

HYDE-SMITH ISSUES INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE AS NATION MARKS 245TH BIRTHDAY

"As Americans, Our Respect for the Fourth of July is Rooted Deeply in the Belief that God has Truly Blessed Our Nation,” Senator Says.

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Issues Independence Day Message.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued an Independence Day statement in advance of the July 4 celebration of the nation’s 245th birthday.

“In Mississippi, I am confident that our celebrations will...

HYDE-SMITH LAMBASTES INADEQUATE BIDEN DEFENSE BUDGET, CALLS FOR BOLDNESS

HYDE-SMITH LAMBASTES INADEQUATE BIDEN DEFENSE BUDGET, CALLS FOR BOLDNESS

“When in the World did We Start Using Words like ‘Adequate’ When We Are Talking about the Benchmark for Our National Defense?” Hyde-Smith Asks

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VIDEO: Senator Hyde-Smith Criticizes Biden Defense Budget as Inadequate.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today lambasted the Biden administration’s FY2022 national security budget, warning that striving for “adequate” defense spending could embolden U.S....

HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO BLOCK DEMOCRATS’ ELECTION ‘POWER GRAB’ BILL

HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO BLOCK DEMOCRATS’ ELECTION ‘POWER GRAB’ BILL

“S.1 is Anything but Bipartisan, and That is Why the Senate is Right to Block It,” Miss. Senator Says

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Explains Opposition to Democrat Election Reform Scheme.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted to stop legislation authorizing a federal takeover of the American election system, deeming it a “blatant Democrat power grab.”

Hyde-Smith and the entire Senate Republican...

Disaster Relief

DISASTER RELIEF

Congressional Record (Senate - May 09, 2019)

Mr. President, I also rise to speak on behalf of thousands of Mississippians who have been affected by catastrophic flooding and other natural disasters this year. Their plight and the unmet 
commitment made to them long ago provide us an...

Tribute to Lieutenant Commander Steven Davies

TRIBUTE TO LIEUTENANT COMMANDER STEVEN DAVIES

Congressional Record (Senate - April 09, 2019)

Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Madam President, I am pleased to commend LCDR Steven Davies for his dedication to duty and service as a U.S. Coast Guard congressional fellow on my staff. Steve was recently selected to...