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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 INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE AS NATION MARKS 245TH BIRTHDAY

HYDE-SMITH ISSUES INDEPENDENCE DAY MESSAGE AS NATION MARKS 245TH BIRTHDAY

"As Americans, Our Respect for the Fourth of July is Rooted Deeply in the Belief that God has Truly Blessed Our Nation,” Senator Says.

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Issues Independence Day Message.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued an Independence Day statement in advance of the July 4 celebration of the nation’s 245th birthday.

“In Mississippi, I am confident that our celebrations will...

HYDE-SMITH LAMBASTES INADEQUATE BIDEN DEFENSE BUDGET, CALLS FOR BOLDNESS

HYDE-SMITH LAMBASTES INADEQUATE BIDEN DEFENSE BUDGET, CALLS FOR BOLDNESS

“When in the World did We Start Using Words like ‘Adequate’ When We Are Talking about the Benchmark for Our National Defense?” Hyde-Smith Asks

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VIDEO: Senator Hyde-Smith Criticizes Biden Defense Budget as Inadequate.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today lambasted the Biden administration’s FY2022 national security budget, warning that striving for “adequate” defense spending could embolden U.S....

HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO BLOCK DEMOCRATS’ ELECTION ‘POWER GRAB’ BILL

HYDE-SMITH VOTES TO BLOCK DEMOCRATS’ ELECTION ‘POWER GRAB’ BILL

“S.1 is Anything but Bipartisan, and That is Why the Senate is Right to Block It,” Miss. Senator Says

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Explains Opposition to Democrat Election Reform Scheme.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today voted to stop legislation authorizing a federal takeover of the American election system, deeming it a “blatant Democrat power grab.”

Hyde-Smith and the entire Senate Republican...

HYDE-SMITH CRITICIZES PLANNED SHOW VOTE ON DEMOCRAT ELECTION REFORM SCHEME

HYDE-SMITH CRITICIZES PLANNED SHOW VOTE ON DEMOCRAT ELECTION REFORM SCHEME

Miss. Senator Says Work Should Proceed on True Bipartisan Plan to Improve Election Integrity

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Criticizes Planned Show Vote on Democrat Election Reform Scheme.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today sharply criticized a planned “show vote” on the Democrats’ radical election reform legislation, which would place federal controls and mandates on every state.

Hyde-Smith,...

HYDE-SMITH, COLLEAGUES DEMAND RELEASE OF BIDEN IMMIGRATION BLUEPRINT

HYDE-SMITH, COLLEAGUES DEMAND RELEASE OF BIDEN IMMIGRATION BLUEPRINT

Senators Want Details of Sweeping Changes Denied to Congress, but Delivered to National Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has joined an effort to obtain a Biden administration blueprint for expanding and overhauling the legal immigration system—a plan delivered to the New York Times, but denied to Congress and the American people.

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

HYDE-SMITH DISAPPOINTED PRO-ISRAEL/ANTI-TERRORISM LEGISLATION BLOCKED

HYDE-SMITH DISAPPOINTED PRO-ISRAEL/ANTI-TERRORISM LEGISLATION BLOCKED

Miss. Senator Delivers Remarks on Need to Pass the ‘Stop Taxpayer Funding of Hamas Act’

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VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Delivers Strong Speech on Alliance with Israel.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today delivered a strong speech regarding the U.S.-Israel alliance and the need for Congress to act to ensure the Biden administration’s intended aid to Palestine does not ultimately benefit terrorist...

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS IRAN NUCLEAR TREATY ACT TO PLACE CONSTITUTIONAL CHECK ON IRAN DEAL

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS IRAN NUCLEAR TREATY ACT TO PLACE CONSTITUTIONAL CHECK ON IRAN DEAL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) on Thursday joined U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) in introducing legislation that would require Senate consent for any treaty related to Iranian nuclear capabilities.

The Iran Nuclear Treaty Act (S.2030) would deem any U.S. agreement with Iran, related to its nuclear program, a treaty under Article II, Clause 2 of the Constitution, requiring the...

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS FREE SPEECH RESOLUTION

HYDE-SMITH COSPONSORS FREE SPEECH RESOLUTION

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today cosponsored a resolution recognizing the importance of protecting freedom of speech, thought, and expression.

“Freedom of expression is one of our most cherished freedoms and Constitutional rights,” Hyde-Smith said.  “In light of troubling evidence of intolerance, I believe it is important to recognize the importance of freedom of speech and recognize its contribution to the success of...

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON JAN. 6 REPORT ON U.S. CAPITOL ATTACK

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON JAN. 6 REPORT ON U.S. CAPITOL ATTACK

Miss. Senator Says Focus Should Turn to Implementing Recommendations to Fix Security Shortcomings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, today issued the following statement regarding the release of a bipartisan investigative report titled, Examining the U.S. Capitol Attack: A Review of the Security, Planning, and Response Failures on January 6:

“Discov...