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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 BILL WOULD FORBID USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR STATE GUN REGISTRIES

HYDE-SMITH BILL WOULD FORBID USE OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR STATE GUN REGISTRIES
 
Miss. Senator’s GRIP Act Would Protect Gun Owners’ Privacy Rights
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of some states placing restrictions on gun owners, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith today introduced legislation to ensure federal funding cannot be used by states, localities, or any other organization to maintain gun registries.
 
The Gun-owner Registration Information Protection Act (GRIP Act) would clarify existing law that...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $3.52 MILLION GRANT FOR MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH, & PALAZZO ANNOUNCE $3.52 MILLION GRANT FOR MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM
 
RESTORE Act Funds Will Support Planning & Construction Costs for Site Improvements

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), and Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), today announced a $3.52 million grant to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to fund engineering, design, and construction for site improvements at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and...

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR BORDER WALL FUNDING AS PART OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILL

HYDE-SMITH VOTES FOR BORDER WALL FUNDING AS PART OF HOMELAND SECURITY BILL
 
Appropriations Committee Bill Funds President’s Budget Request, Programs Important to Mississippi

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted for an appropriations bill that meets President Trump’s FY2019 budget request for building a border wall to help control illegal immigration.
 
The FY2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill was approved, 26-5, on Thursday by the Senate Appropriations...

Southaven Fire gets federal grant

DeSoto Times-Tribune
 
Southaven Fire gets federal grant
 
By Bob Bakken
 
The Southaven Fire Department will be using federal money to help make two of its fire stations safer with the eventual goal of doing the same thing at all of the city fire stations.
 
Southaven joined Columbus and Tupelo fire...

$7.6M in FEMA grants make Mississippi safer

News Mississippi
 
$7.6M in FEMA grants make Mississippi safer
 
By Alex Paton
 
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Congressman Steven Palazzo announced the approval of $7.3 million to construct eight additional safe rooms in Forrest County. An additional award of$331,989 in FEMA...

Hyde-Smith condemns calls to dissolve ICE agency

News Mississippi
 
Hyde-Smith condemns calls to dissolve ICE agency
 
By Alex Paton
 
Along with 15 others, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has cosponsored a resolution condemning efforts by congressional Democrats to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
 
“Abolishing ICE means...