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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.


HYDE-SMITH ISSUES THANKSGIVING MESSAGE

HYDE-SMITH ISSUES THANKSGIVING MESSAGE

“Our Recovery from the Pandemic has Taught Us Not to Take for Granted Our Ability to Freely Gather with Those Most Important to Us.”

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Issues Thanksgiving Holiday Message.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued a statement to commemorate Thanksgiving, marking progress in pandemic recovery and calling on Mississippians to recommit to sharing their bounty with those in need.

“I hope this Thanksgiving...

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS BILL TO COMPLETE WALL ON U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS BILL TO COMPLETE WALL ON U.S.-MEXICO BORDER

‘The WALL Act’ Offsets Wall Costs by Ending Benefits that Serve as Incentives for Illegal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) this week cosponsored legislation to fully fund completion of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, while making important reforms to tax and welfare benefits that can serve as added incentive to enter the United States illegally.

Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Homeland...

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 ISSUES VETERANS DAY STATEMENT

HYDE-SMITH ISSUES VETERANS DAY STATEMENT

Debacle of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan Serves as Reminder of Needs for New Generations of American Veterans

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AUDIO:  Senator Hyde-Smith’s 2021 Veterans Day Tribute.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued a statement to commemorate Veterans Day, using the occasion to acknowledge the needs of new generations of American veterans.

Hyde-Smith also encouraged Mississippi veterans with problems accessing Department of...

MISS. LAWMAKERS RAISE CONCERNS AS NEW ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CARAVAN APPROACHES U.S. BORDER

MISS. LAWMAKERS RAISE CONCERNS AS NEW ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CARAVAN APPROACHES U.S. BORDER

Wicker, Hyde-Smith & Guest Question Biden Administration Readiness to Enforce U.S. Immigration Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), with U.S. Representative Michael Guest (R-Miss.), joined a large group of lawmakers questioning the Biden administration’s readiness to enforce U.S. immigration laws as another illegal immigrant caravan marches to the...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH TURN ATTENTION TO PREVENTING DISHONORABLE DISCHAGES FOR UNVAXXED SERVICEMEMBERS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH TURN ATTENTION TO PREVENTING DISHONORABLE DISCHAGES FOR UNVAXXED SERVICEMEMBERS

Miss. Senators Back Measure to Thwart Worst Punishments Under Biden COVID Vaccine Mandate 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today turned their attention toward preventing President Biden from dishonorably discharging service members for refusing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wicker and Hyde-Smith have cosponsored the COVID–19 Vaccine Dishonorable...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH COSPONSOR EFFORTS TO BLOCK TAXPAYER FUNDED PAYMENTS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH COSPONSOR EFFORTS TO BLOCK TAXPAYER FUNDED PAYMENTS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored efforts to block President Biden’s reported plan to spend an estimated $1 billion to provide $450,000 per person in taxpayer money for settlements for illegal immigrants.

The Mississippi Senators are original cosponsors of the Prohibiting Taxpayer Funded Settlements for Illegal Immigrants Act, which...

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...

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH BACK BILL TO PROTECT U.S. EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM 

WICKER, HYDE-SMITH BACK BILL TO PROTECT U.S. EMBASSY IN JERUSALEM 

Measure Would Block Biden Plan to Reopen U.S. Consulate for the Palestinians

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) have joined in introducing legislation to protect the placement of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and to block Biden administration plans to establish a separate U.S. Consulate for the Palestinians.

The Mississippi lawmakers are original cosponsors of the Upholding the...

HYDE-SMITH CRITICAL OF SENATE DEMS’ PARTISAN PLOY ON FY2022 APPROPRIATIONS BILLS

HYDE-SMITH CRITICAL OF SENATE DEMS’ PARTISAN PLOY ON FY2022 APPROPRIATIONS BILLS

Miss. Senator Urges Senate Dems to Abandon Bills, Which Are an Affront to National Defense, Border Security, Sanctity of Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today criticized committee Democrats for moving unilaterally on FY2022 appropriations bills that are blatantly partisan, shortchange national defense, and eliminate long-held...