Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

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Senator Hyde-Smith understands the importance of education to ensure a better future for Mississippi children and their ability to be part of an economically-strong state.  The Senator believes in the importance of state and local control of public education, while recognizing the role of the federal government to support educational achievement across the country.

Senator Hyde-Smith is also supportive of the significant federal research and development initiatives involving Mississippi institutions of higher learning—work that, among other things, improves American competitiveness, national security and agricultural production.

In The News

News Mississippi

Kavanaugh confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court

By Steven Gagliano

The Senate has voted to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court following a bizarre battle between the parties in the wake of sexual assault allegations made against the nominee.

Y’all Politics

Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court, Wicker and Hyde-Smith vote in favor

By Courtney Carter - October 6, 2018

After weeks of investigation and questioning following uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed by the US Senate to be the next US Supreme Court Justice.

Kavanaugh was confirmed by a vote of 50-48.

Associated Press

Kavanaugh all but assured of surviving Supreme Court fight

By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh seems assured of surviving a Supreme Court nomination fight for the ages after two wavering senators said they'd back him despite weeks of shocking accusations, hardball politics and rowdy Capitol protests.

Miami Herald

Senators behind Collins steal the show as she explains Kavanaugh vote in long speech

By Jared Gilmour

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine took to the Senate floor Friday to announce her much-anticipated -- and potentially pivotal -- decision on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

USA Today
 
Brett Kavanaugh moves towards Supreme Court confirmation after Susan Collins, Joe Manchin pledge support
 
By Eliza Collins, David Jackson, Deborah Berry, Maureen Groppe
 
WASHINGTON – Republicans appeared to have enough votes to narrowly confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after Sen. Susan Collins said Friday the nominee deserves a presumption of innocence against sexual allegation charges.
 

Clarion-Ledger, Jackson

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith: Kavanaugh vote 'easy for me ... anger understandable'

By Geoff Pender and Deborah Barfield Berry

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith on Friday said her vote to move Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination along was "easy for me" but that "the anger around the nation is understandable."

News Mississippi

Final vote on Kavanaugh set for tomorrow

By Steven Gagliano

The FBI has wrapped up their investigation into sexual assault claims against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and after a procedural vote, a final vote will be held.

Earlier today, the Senate voted to end debate on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination which sets up a final vote on Saturday.

Politico

For female Republicans, party loyalty trumps #MeToo

GOP women in Congress overwhelmingly side with Brett Kavanaugh.

By Rachel Bade

Sen. Joni Ernst was rushing through a nearly vacant Senate walkway Thursday morning as Christine Blasey Ford was recounting in gripping detail the assault she said she suffered at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh three decades ago.

WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi senators reaffirm support for Kavanaugh

Posted: Fri 10:59 AM, Sep 28, 2018 | Updated: Fri 11:17 AM, Sep 28, 2018

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Friday on whether to send the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the full Senate for a vote.

Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker says he will vote yes to confirm when the full Senate votes.

Christine Blasey Ford testified Thursday about her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a high school party over thirty years ago.

Mississippi Today

Mississippi senators dismiss Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony as partisan tactic

By Adam Ganucheau SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

Both of Mississippi’s Republican U.S. senators expressed no change of heart after Thursday’s historic committee hearing featuring Christine Blasey Ford, one of two women to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

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Washington, D.C. Office

113 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5054
Fax: (202) 224-5321
 

State Offices

Jackson Office
190 East Capitol St., #550
Jackson, MS  39201
Phone (601) 965-4459
Fax (601) 965-4919

Gulfport Office
2012 15th Street, #451
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone (228) 867-9710
Fax (228) 867-9789
 

State Offices

Oxford
911 Jackson Ave., #249
Oxford, MS  38655
Phone (662) 236-1018
Fax (662) 236-7618