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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 BACKS STOP DANGEROUS SANCTUARY CITIES ACT

HYDE-SMITH BACKS STOP DANGEROUS SANCTUARY CITIES ACT

Senator Also Cosponsors Kate’s Law Bill to Establish Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Illegal Reentry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored legislation to protect American citizens by penalizing cities, counties, and states that adopt so-called “sanctuary city” policies.

The Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act (S.87) would deny certain federal funding to jurisdictions with sanctuary policies that obstruct...

HYDE-SMITH: $45.9 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION HELICOPTERS

HYDE-SMITH:  $45.9 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED FOR CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION HELICOPTERS
 
Aircraft Produced at Columbus Plant Will Support CBP Law Enforcement

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today applauded the award of a $45.9 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security procurement contract for seven Light Enforcement Helicopters (LEH), which will be manufactured in Mississippi.
 
Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said the LEH aircraft...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $7.3 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT EIGHT SAFE ROOMS IN PETAL, HATTIESBURG & BROOKLYN

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $7.3 MILLION TO CONSTRUCT EIGHT SAFE ROOMS IN PETAL, HATTIESBURG & BROOKLYN
 
With this Award, FEMA has Approved Funding for 10 Safe Rooms in Forrest County since January

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) today announced the approval of $7.3 million to construct eight additional safe rooms in Forrest County.
 
All eight safe rooms will be constructed at various...

Mississippi fire departments get federal grants

WTOK-TV Meridian
 
Mississippi fire departments get federal grants
 
WASHINGTON (WTOK)- U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today announced the award of $851,954 in FEMA grants to fire departments in Columbus, Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Senatobia, Laurel, Bentonia, and...

Senators vote to extend National Flood Insurance Program

WJTV-TV Jackson
 
Senators vote to extend National Flood Insurance Program
 
By Liz Carroll
 
WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith voted to extend the National Flood Insurance Program Tuesday.
 
The program was set to expire at midnight. The four-month extension does not...

Flood insurance program advances through House

News Mississippi
 
Flood insurance program advances through House
 
By Brittany Land
 
The House has passed a bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP) through November 30th. It passed on a vote of 366-52 and awaits passage in the Senate.
 
Congressman Steven Palazzo made a...