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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 SECURITY

BORDER SECURITY

Congressional Record Vol. 169, No. 16
(Senate - January 25, 2023) PDF

  Mrs. HYDE-SMITH. Madam President, I started the new year by joining 
Senator Blackburn of Tennessee and our new colleague Senator Britt of 
Alabama on a recent tour of the Del Rio Border Sector in Texas.

  We...

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS FINAL APPROVAL OF BILL THAT WILL FUND MILITARY WORK IN MISSISSIPPI

HYDE-SMITH SUPPORTS FINAL APPROVAL OF BILL THAT WILL FUND MILITARY WORK IN MISSISSIPPI

Hyde-Smith Outlines How FY24 Defense Spending Bill Benefits Mississippi 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, today supported final passage of a defense spending measure that increases overall national security funding for the nation and supports defense-related work in Mississippi.

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee...

HYDE-SMITH SAYS FINAL FY24 HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDS MISS. PUBLIC SAFETY, DISASTER MITIGATION PROJECTS

HYDE-SMITH SAYS FINAL FY24 HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDS MISS. PUBLIC SAFETY, DISASTER MITIGATION PROJECTS

Despite Biden Admin. Resistance, Bill Security Increases Border Security, Immigration Enforcement Funding 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today supported final passage of a homeland security funding measure that will help address public safety and disaster mitigation activities in Mississippi, while investing more resources for border security and immigration...

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON JAN. 2023 BORDER TRIP & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON JAN. 2023 BORDER TRIP & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement regarding the January 2023 trip she took with U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) to the U.S.-Mexico border at Del Rio, Texas, where they learned about the ramifications of Biden administration border policies, including human trafficking.  

“I applaud Senator Britt and others who continue to raise awareness to the horrors of human...

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON BIDEN STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

HYDE-SMITH STATEMENT ON BIDEN STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today issued the following statement in response to the State of the Union address delivered by President Biden:

“President Biden’s attempt to sell us a rosy picture of the state of our union will not work because the American people are not fooled by the President’s blame shifting on high prices, crime, or border security.  We know that President Biden’s leadership and policies...

HYDE-SMITH, IN ADVANCE OF STATE OF THE UNION, SAYS ENFORCE EXISTING LAWS TO STOP MIGRANT CRIME SURGE

HYDE-SMITH, IN ADVANCE OF STATE OF THE UNION, SAYS ENFORCE EXISTING LAWS TO STOP MIGRANT CRIME SURGE

In Speech, Senator Says Americans Deserve for Biden to be Forthcoming on Border Security Failures

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VIDEO:  In Advance of the State of the Union Address, U.S. Senator Berates Failed Biden Record on Border and Resulting Crimes.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In advance of the State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today said President Biden needs to be forthcoming in admitting...

Hyde-Smith co-sponsors Blackburn’s border bill

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Hyde-Smith co-sponsors Blackburn’s border bill

Jan. 15, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) cosponsored legislation by Laurel native Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to give border states the freedom to establish temporary barriers or structures on...

Cindy Hyde-Smith cosponsors Disaster Reforestation Act

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Cindy Hyde-Smith cosponsors Disaster Reforestation Act

By Staff Reports

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation aimed at fixing the federal tax code that unintentionally penalizes forest landowners who lose timber due to natural disasters.

Hyde-Smith has...