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The U.S. Department of Homeland security, as the lead agency for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and U.S. Coast Guard, plays an important role in Mississippi.

Senator Hyde-Smith is committed to working closely with FEMA and other federal agencies to ensure Mississippians are prepared for natural disaster and emergency situations.  She supports hazard mitigation policies, which have proven to help save lives and save taxpayer dollars. 

The Senator also supports Homeland Security efforts to protect the American people from domestic and foreign threats, which include ensuring a strong and well-equipped U.S. Coast Guard.


Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

News Mississippi

Border enforcement helicopters to be built in Mississippi

By Steven Gagliano

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, has announced the award of a $59.1 million contract to procure Mississippi-produced Light...

Mississippi senators back debt deal that cleared Senate

WTOK-TV Meridian

Mississippi senators back debt deal that cleared Senate

By Andrew Taylor

WASHINGTON (AP) - A hard-won budget and debt deal easily cleared the Senate Thursday, powered by President Donald Trump's endorsement and a bipartisan drive to cement recent spending increases for the Pentagon...

VT Halter gets contract to build Coast Guard’s polar security cutter

Professional Mariner

VT Halter gets contract to build Coast Guard’s polar security cutter

By Susan Buchanan

Mississippi’s VT Halter Marine was awarded a contract in April to build a 460-foot polar security cutter, with options for two more, to upgrade the Coast Guard’s aging icebreaker fleet.

Last...

Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program

Daily Dose News, Dallas TX 

Reforming the National Flood Insurance Program

Daily Dose

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is proposing an update to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Hyde-Smith’s proposal aims to address the multiple extensions the NFIP has undergone with a long-term extension plan....

Mississippi delegation favors flood insurance reform

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Mississippi delegation favors flood insurance reform

By Alex Paton
 
Several pieces of legislation were introduced in the U.S. Senate last week which would benefit Mississippians. Three separate bills were introduced by Senator Roger Wicker to address various parts of the current...

HYDE-SMITH SAYS VOTE FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT SUPPORTS NATIONAL DEFENSE, AVOIDS U.S. TREASURY DEFAULT

HYDE-SMITH SAYS VOTE FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT SUPPORTS NATIONAL DEFENSE, AVOIDS U.S. TREASURY DEFAULT

Miss. Senator Troubled by Deficit Spending Linked to Pact Made with House Democratic Majority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said her vote for a two-year budget agreement was the responsible choice needed to continue the President’s agenda to rebuild the U.S. military, secure the border, and protect the full faith and credit of the United States.

“I spoke one-on...

HYDE-SMITH JOINS BOLD BID TO REMAKE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

HYDE-SMITH JOINS BOLD BID TO REMAKE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM

Miss. Senator is Lead Cosponsor of Bipartisan Reform Bill to Ensure Affordability and a Better Return on Investment for Troubled FEMA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said Mississippians would benefit from more affordable premiums and greater certainty under a major bipartisan bill introduced Thursday to remake the troubled National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Hyde-Smith is a lead...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH SUPPORT CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE SUL OZERDEN AT SENATE HEARING

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH SUPPORT CONFIRMATION OF JUDGE SUL OZERDEN AT SENATE HEARING

Gulfport Native is President Trump’s Nominee for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

017119 - Judiciary Ozerden Hearing

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today recommended confirmation of U.S. District...

MISS. DELEGATION REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION IN WAKE OF DEVASTATING STORMS AND FLOODING

MISS. DELEGATION REQUESTS FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION IN WAKE OF DEVASTATING STORMS AND FLOODING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Mississippi congressional delegation today sent a letter to President Trump requesting full consideration of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s request for a major federal disaster declaration in the wake of devastating weather events and record flooding across the state that occurred April 13-14, 2019.

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and U...