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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.


HYDE-SMITH:  MISS. UNIVERSITIES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES AWARDED $3.5 MILLION FOR STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

HYDE-SMITH:  MISS. UNIVERSITIES, COMMUNITY COLLEGES AWARDED $3.5 MILLION FOR STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced the award of more than $3.5 million to 11 Mississippi universities and community colleges for student support services.

The Mississippi institutions were eligible to take advantage of an extended U.S. Department of Education application deadline offered to schools located within federal disaster areas.  The Student...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH WELCOME NOMINATION OF BILL COOK TO TVA BOARD

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH WELCOME NOMINATION OF BILL COOK TO TVA BOARD

President Trump Picks Oxford Entrepreneur for Five-Year Term

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today welcomed President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Charles William “Bill” Cook, Jr., of Oxford to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Wicker and Hyde-Smith recommended Cook for the post earlier this year. 
 
“Bill Cook is a...

SENATE APPROVES GOLD STAR FAMILIES WEEK RESOLUTION AUTHORED BY HYDE-SMITH

SENATE APPROVES GOLD STAR FAMILIES WEEK RESOLUTION AUTHORED BY HYDE-SMITH

Sept. 20-26 Designated to Honor Families in Lead Up to Gold Star Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate late Thursday approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) that establishes Sept. 20-26, 2020, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week” to honor the families of fallen members of the Armed Forces.

Gold Star Families Remembrance Week is a designated national period to honor the...

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS FUNDING RELEASE FOR PHYSICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMS AT RURAL HOSPITALS

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS FUNDING RELEASE FOR PHYSICIAN TRAINING PROGRAMS AT RURAL HOSPITALS

Mississippi Has Established or Developing Graduate Medical Programs Across State

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today advocated the release of coronavirus emergency funding intended to support physician training programs to strengthen and maintain a healthcare workforce in rural communities.

Hyde-Smith and eight of her colleagues issued a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS)...

HYDE-SMITH:  DEFENSE POLICY ACT CLEARS SENATE, PROVIDES FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE & INCLUDES PROVISIONS IMPORTANT TO MISS.

HYDE-SMITH:  DEFENSE POLICY ACT CLEARS SENATE, PROVIDES FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE & INCLUDES PROVISIONS IMPORTANT TO MISS.

Senator Votes for Bill that Includes Hyde-Smith Amendments on Gold Star Families, Thad Cochran Tribute

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted for Senate passage of the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a national defense policy measure authorizing resources and policies to maintain and expand U.S. military advantages.

The measure...

Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

New York Times

Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

By Allyson Waller

For 32 years, a NASA rocket testing center in southern Mississippi has carried the name of John C. Stennis, a former United States senator who was a champion of racial segregation for most of his time in...

Congressmen reject campaign seeking to rename Stennis Space Center 

News Mississippi

Congressmen reject campaign seeking to rename Stennis Space Center 

By J.T. Mitchell

One member of the space community has started a campaign to rename the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.

Will Pomerantz, vice president of special products for Virgin Orbit, launched...