Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

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Senator Hyde-Smith supports common-sense, patient-centered healthcare reforms to help Mississippi families afford health insurance coverage without expanding the government’s role in providing health care.  She believes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, should be repealed.

Senator Hyde-Smith appreciates the role of the state’s universities to support federal research on better prevention and treatment efforts on chronic diseases, like diabetes, that affect Mississippians disproportionally.

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Greenwood Commonwealth
 
Feds impose penalties for Vietnamese catfish dumping
 
After determining that Vietnamese exporters were dumping catfish fillets in the U.S., the Commerce Department this week slapped penalties on imports from that country.
 
The Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration determined that certain frozen catfish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam were sold in the U.S. for less than normal value during a one-year period beginning in August 2016.
AgNet West
 
Legislation to Bring Cell-Cultured Meat Products Under USDA Jurisdiction
 
AGRI-BUSINESS
 
WNAX-Radio
 
Cattle Group Backs Cell Cultured Regulatory Legislation
 
Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith has introduced the Cell Cultured Meat and Poultry Regulation Act of 2019. It codifies the responsibilities of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and Food and Drug Administration over food products grown in laboratories from animal cell cultures. Nebraska Cattlemen Association Executive Vice President Pete McClymont says his group supports the measure.
 
Insurance News Net
 
Senators Introduce Bill To Preserve Association Health Plan Coverage
 
Targeted News Service
 
Led by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., senators introduced legislation to prevent thousands of people from losing their health care coverage after a federal judge struck down the Department of Labor's Association Health Plans (AHPs) rule.
 
National Law Review
 
Proposed Legislation Would Lock-In USDA’s Oversight of Cell-Based Meat
 
Feedstuffs
 
Bill codifies USDA oversight of lab-grown meat
 
By Jacqui Fatka
 
In an effort to codify an agreement regarding oversight of lab-grown meat between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) and the Food & Drug Administration, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R., Miss.) introduced legislation giving USDA primary responsibility to regulate, inspect and label cell-cultured meat and poultry marketed to the American public.
 
Healthcare Financial Management Association News
 
Azar seeks to counter trend of rural hospital closures
 
•             An HHS task force is developing several approaches to curtail the trend of rural hospital closures.
•             The administration is developing changes to the Medicare area wage index that could benefit rural hospitals.
Meridian Star
 
United Way optimistic despite dip in donations; Knight and Payne honored
 
By Bianca Moorman
 
The United Way of East Mississippi fell 10 percent short of its fundraising goal for the year, but its executive director is optimistic about the agency's mission. 
 
The organization, which serves Clarke, Kemper, Neshoba and Lauderdale counties, held its annual meeting at Weidmann’s Restaurant in Meridian on Thursday. 
 
Meridian Star
 
United Way optimistic despite dip in donations; Knight and Payne honored
 
By Bianca Moorman
 
The United Way of East Mississippi fell 10 percent short of its fundraising goal for the year, but its executive director is optimistic about the agency's mission. 
 
The organization, which serves Clarke, Kemper, Neshoba and Lauderdale counties, held its annual meeting at Weidmann’s Restaurant in Meridian on Thursday. 
 

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Senators Rounds, Lankford Introduce Legislation to Prohibit Medical Providers from Performing Dismemberment Abortions

NRL News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) today introduced the Dismemberment Abortion Ban Act of 2019. This legislation would prohibit physicians from performing dismemberment abortions. It would impose a criminal fine, up to two years in prison, or both for individuals who perform this type of abortion.

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Jackson, MS  39201
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