Photo of satellite view of hurricane

Senator Hyde-Smith believes preparedness is imperative to protecting lives and property when severe storms and natural disasters hit Mississippi and other areas of the country.  A state-level lawmaker when Hurricane Katrina devastated the state, she recognizes the role of the federal government in helping individuals, communities, and the state rebound after such disasters.  Senator Hyde-Smith supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency and efforts to improve the agency’s effectiveness.


HYDE-SMITH SEEKS ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

HYDE-SMITH SEEKS ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

Original Cosponsor of Legislation to Sustain Mississippi-critical Program Before Sept. 30 Expiration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today said she will push for passage of legislation to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) before it expires on Sept. 30.

Hyde-Smith is an original cosponsor of the NFIP Extension...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $795K AWARD FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $795K AWARD FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Miss. Senators Praise AFG Program Awards to Support Fire Safety Upgrades for Five Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today praised the award of $795,504 for fire safety projects in five Mississippi communities.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program will be awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency in...

Pine Belt VFD receiving federal funding for fire safety improvement

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Pine Belt VFD receiving federal funding for fire safety improvement

By Renaldo Hopkins

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDAM) - A Pine Belt volunteer fire department will receive funding from a grant program created to improve fire safety.

According to the offices of U.S. Senators Roger Wicker...

Ocean Aero moving operations and headquarters to Gulfport

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Ocean Aero moving operations and headquarters to Gulfport

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Ocean Aero, manufacturer and service provider of ocean-going autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, is relocating its manufacturing operations and headquarters from San Diego to Gulfport, the Mississippi...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $1.8 MILLION FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH ANNOUNCE $1.8 MILLION FOR MISSISSIPPI FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Miss. Senators Praise AFG Program Awards to Support Fire Safety Upgrades for Eight Departments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today praised the award of more than $1.8 million in grants for eight fire safety improvement projects in Mississippi.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program will be awarded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal...

HYDE-SMITH CASTS AN EMPHATIC “NO” VOTE ON DEMS’ $4 TRILLION RECKLESS TAX & SPENDING SPREE

HYDE-SMITH CASTS AN EMPHATIC “NO” VOTE ON DEMS’ $4 TRILLION RECKLESS TAX & SPENDING SPREE

“There’s an old saying that money doesn’t grow on trees.  This is a lesson lost on Democrats…”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cast an emphatic “NO” vote against an astounding FY2022 Reckless Tax and Spending Spree budget resolution that will allow Democrats to impose taxes and new spending exceeding $4.2 trillion to fund a gigantic expansion of federal government programs....

HYDE-SMITH ON BIDEN FY22 BUDGET:  ‘SPEND BIG & SPEND OFTEN”

HYDE-SMITH ON BIDEN FY22 BUDGET:  ‘SPEND BIG & SPEND OFTEN'

POTUS Drops Bloated Budget on Memorial Holiday Weekend that Recommends More Money for Almost Everything but Defense, Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the FY2022 budget plan presented to Congress by President Biden on Friday:

“In the first few months of this administration, President Biden and his...

AHEAD OF HURRICANE SEASON, WICKER & HYDE-SMITH SEEK TO ENSURE FEMA PREPARED FOR WORKFORCE SHORTAGE 

AHEAD OF HURRICANE SEASON, WICKER & HYDE-SMITH SEEK TO ENSURE FEMA PREPARED FOR WORKFORCE SHORTAGE 

Lawmakers Question Demands on Agency Taxed by COVID-19 Response & Border Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) are among a group of Senators from coastal states seeking to ensure the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) workforce is ready for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.

The Mississippi Senators signed a letter to FEMA...