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. LAWMAKERS APPLAUD $32 MILLION GRANT TO MEMA FOR VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and U.S. Representatives Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), and Michael Guest (R-Miss.) today applauded a $32 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to support COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.
“This additional funding for vaccine distribution is great news for the...
HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS ‘SARAH’S LAW’ AS BIDEN ROLLS BACK IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT
Senator Joins Renewed Effort to Require Detention of Illegal Immigrants Criminally Charged with Violent Crimes
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With President Biden’s action to reverse an executive order prioritizing prosecuting illegal immigrants convicted of violent crimes, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has renewed her support for passage of Sarah’s Law, commonsense legislation to strengthen federal detention of...
WICKER, HYDE-SMITH WORK TO PROTECT AMERICAN JOBS
Miss. Senators Take Action to Help Businesses Comply with Worker Eligibility Laws
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored legislation to permanently authorize and expand the E-Verify program, an internet–based system to determine workers’ employment eligibility.
The Accountability Through Electronic Verification Act would require all employers to use the program, which determines...
Mississippi leaders react to chaos at U.S. Capitol
By Bill Graham
“Thank you for the messages of concern,” tweeted U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Republican. “My staff & I are safe. Whatever frustrations any American may have, violence & destruction in the US Capitol, the seat of our...
Mississippi lawmakers react to passage of new COVID-19 relief bill
By Sharie Nicole | December 22, 2020 at 8:32 AM CST - Updated December 22 at 9:23 AM
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi lawmakers are weighing in on the new $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress approved...
Mississippi’s congressional delegation urges President Trump to sign declaration on Hurricane Zeta
By Maggie Wade
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi’s congressional delegation has sent a letter to President Trump urging him to approve Governor Tate Reeves’ request for a major...