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.
Senate confirms Shepherd as U.S. Marshal
By Gopika Nair
Former Pike County Sheriff Mark Shepherd will serve as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. Senate confirmed Wednesday evening.
President Donald Trump nominated Shepherd for the position in June.