Senator Hyde-Smith believes rebuilding infrastructure is key to the future of Mississippi and the nation. She understands that aging highways, bridges, and basic public works infrastructure represents an impediment to public safety and economic growth. She includes the need for greater broadband access among these needs. Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to using her committee assignments to support responsible efforts to improve infrastructure, particularly in rural areas.
WICKER, HYDE-SMITH & GUEST ANNOUNCE $5.26 MILLION FOR RURAL HEALTH, EDUCATION PROJECTS
USDA Rural Development Provides Funds to Improve Telemedicine, Distance Learning Capabilities Across Mississippi
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), with U.S. Representative Michael Guest (R-Miss.), today welcomed the award of more than $5.26 million to boost rural telemedicine and distance learning capabilities across Mississippi.
The U.S. Department of...
WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ASK DOD TO COMMIT TO NAVY SHIPBUILDING REQUIREMENTS
Five Senators Sign Letter Saying ‘The U.S. Navy Must be Prepared to Compete’ to Counter Chinese Shipbuilding Growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Thursday signed a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks requesting a commitment to the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding requirements to ensure America stands ready to deter Chinese...
HYDE-SMITH QUESTIONS INTERIOR NOMINEE ON MISS. JOB LOSSES IF OIL & GAS LEASE BAN LASTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today indicated she wants more assurances from the Secretary of the Interior nominee that job protection and the economy will be given greater weight as the Biden administration works to curtail fossil fuel production.
Hyde-Smith serves on the Senate Energy and...
Virtual Meeting Addresses Jackson’s Water Issues
By Nell Luter Floyd
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba encouraged listeners during a virtual town hall meeting focused on the city’s water issues to contact state and national leaders and ask them to support improvements to the system....
Mayor Lumumba: Work has not stopped to find funding to improve Jackson’s water system
The mayor says it was not a matter of the city not being prepared
By Maggie Wade | March 18, 2021 at 11:07 PM CDT - Updated March 19 at 7:06 AM
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - After weeks of dealing with...
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Senate confirms Michael Regan to lead EPA
By Kevin Bogardus
The Senate this evening confirmed Michael Regan to be EPA administrator in a vote with bipartisan support.
President Biden's nominee to lead the agency was approved 66-34, with several Republican senators joining...