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Senator Hyde-Smith knows dependence on foreign oil poses economic and national security risks for the United States.  The Senator supports responsible exploration and production of Mississippi’s and the nation’s energy resources, including the development of new technologies to support the production of biofuels and other energy sources.

As a fourth-generation farmer, Senator Hyde-Smith understands the importance of conservation and good stewardship of our natural resources.  She supports balanced and responsible resource management policies to ensure Mississippi’s forests, wetlands, and coastal region remain assets for future generations to enjoy.


HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS BILL LINKING MORE U.S. ENERGY PRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS BILL LINKING MORE U.S. ENERGY PRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE

Tapping Strategic Reserve Would Trigger Inland, Offshore Energy Production Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has joined fellow Energy and Natural Resources Committee members in introducing legislation to require more U.S. energy production when the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) is tapped.

Lawmakers offered the Strategic Production Response Act following...

HYDE-SMITH AGAIN HITS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, DEMOCRATS FOR ROLE IN RISING ENERGY COSTS

HYDE-SMITH AGAIN HITS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, DEMOCRATS FOR ROLE IN RISING ENERGY COSTS

Americans Will Pay More to Heat Their Homes this Holiday Season

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Participates in Pre-Holiday News Conference on Rising Home Heating Costs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said Democrats’ failure to heed the “basic fundamentals of the economy” underlie the reason American families will pay more to heat their homes and fill their cars this holiday season...

HYDE-SMITH BLASTS EPA DECISION TO STOP YAZOO PUMPS

HYDE-SMITH BLASTS EPA DECISION TO STOP YAZOO PUMPS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding action taken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop a new effort to construct a flood control pumps project for the Yazoo Backwater Area of the Mississippi Delta:

“This is an absolutely terrible day for the people who live in the Mississippi Delta and an even sadder day for the country when an agency like the EPA refuses to do...

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS BILL TO PROD BIDEN ADMIN. INTO ACTION ON EASING ENERGY COSTS

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS BILL TO PROD BIDEN ADMIN. INTO ACTION ON EASING ENERGY COSTS

SMART Energy Act Would Require Restart of Offshore, Onshore Energy Lease Sales

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is a primary cosponsor of legislation that would prod the Biden administration to take action to restart oil and gas leasing immediately, while also stepping up wind, solar, and geothermal energy development.

The Supporting Made in America Renewable and Traditional (SMART)...

HYDE-SMITH ASSERTS BIDEN HESITANCY TO ALLOW OFFSHORE ENERGY PRODUCTION WILL WORSEN ENERGY CRISIS

HYDE-SMITH ASSERTS BIDEN HESITANCY TO ALLOW OFFSHORE ENERGY PRODUCTION WILL WORSEN ENERGY CRISIS

Witness Concurs with Hyde-Smith on Effects of Foot-Dragging on Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Links Higher Energy Prices to Lack of Action by Biden Administration on Lease Sales.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today asserted that the Biden Administration’s ongoing foot-dragging on resuming lease sales for oil and gas production on federal lands...

HYDE-SMITH OPENS OFFICE IN BROOKHAVEN

HYDE-SMITH OPENS OFFICE IN BROOKHAVEN

Miss. Senator Adds Office to Serve Southwest Mississippi, Maintains Offices in Jackson, Oxford & Gulfport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced the opening of an office in downtown Brookhaven to serve constituents in southwest Mississippi.

The new Hyde-Smith office is located in Suite C of the Benoits Building at 117 W. Cherokee Street, Brookhaven.

“I’m thrilled to open an office in Brookhaven.  This space will give...

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS INCREASE IN ELIGIBILITY FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSES

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS INCREASE IN ELIGIBILITY FOR COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSES

Senators Seek Change to Tackle Ongoing Labor Shortages, Supply Chain Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To address driver shortages and supply chain disruptions, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Thursday joined colleagues in asking the U.S. Department of Transportation’s agency that regulates the trucking industry to allow younger Americans to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and operate commercial motor...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH SPONSOR NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION & REFORM ACT

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH SPONSOR NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION & REFORM ACT

Comprehensive Legislation Includes Proposals Championed by Miss. Senators 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today helped reintroduce legislation to implement a long-term reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NIFP) and ensure more affordable premiums for policyholders in Mississippi and around the country.

The National Flood Insurance...

HYDE-SMITH WARNS FAMILIES & BUSINESSES WILL PAY MORE FOR BAD BIDEN ENERGY POLICIES

HYDE-SMITH WARNS FAMILIES & BUSINESSES WILL PAY MORE FOR BAD BIDEN ENERGY POLICIES

‘Prices are Headed in the Wrong Direction. The Biden Administration is Headed in the Wrong Direction.’

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Warns of Further Harm from Biden Energy Crisis.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said families and businesses in Mississippi and across the nation will continue to pay the price for President Biden’s self-inflicted American energy crisis.

With President...

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT FOR ENERGY REVENUE SHARING FOR GULF COAST STATES

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT FOR ENERGY REVENUE SHARING FOR GULF COAST STATES

Energy Subcommittee Receives Testimony on Bipartisan Bill to Amend GOMESA, Create Offshore Wind Revenue Sharing

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Seeks Administration Support for RISEE Act.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today pressed the Biden administration to support bipartisan legislation that would give Gulf Coast states, including Mississippi, a greater share of revenues generated...