Photo of ICE officers with guns and military vehicles

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 BACKS BILL TO END ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ABUSE OF ASYLUM SYSTEM

HYDE-SMITH BACKS BILL TO END ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ABUSE OF ASYLUM SYSTEM

Asylum Accountability Measure Exchanges 10-year Penalty, with Permanent Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) this week cosponsored legislation that would permanently bar illegal immigrants who fail to appear in immigration court from benefitting from the Immigration and Nationality Act, the law that governs immigration and citizenship in the United States.

The Asylum Accountability Act (S.4636) would...

HYDE-SMITH, COLLEAGUES MOVE TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

HYDE-SMITH, COLLEAGUES MOVE TO EXTEND NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

Measure Required as Current NFIP Program Expires September 30

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Thursday helped introduce legislation to authorize a one-year extension to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is set to expire on Sept. 30, 2022.

The NFIP Extension Act of 2022 (S.4533) would extend the NFIP through Sept. 30, 2023. 

“I look forward to a time when Congress will agree on a...

HYDE-SMITH ISSUES INDEPENDENCE DAY STATEMENT

HYDE-SMITH ISSUES INDEPENDENCE DAY STATEMENT

070122 July 4th Independence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement in advance of Mississippians joining their fellow Americans in celebrating the nation’s 246th birthday:

“As Americans gather to celebrate Independence Day, it cannot be ignored that our nation faces many challenges. 

“Our struggling economy and sharp political climate certainly takes its toll on all of us, but I know that Mississippians are not deterred...

Wicker, Hyde-Smith vote against advancing gun safety legislation

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo

Wicker, Hyde-Smith vote against advancing gun safety legislation

By Taylor Vance

JACKSON • Mississippi’s two U.S. senators weren't among the 14 Republicans who voted to move a bipartisan gun safety bill forward for debate.

In the first action on a bill...