Cindy Hyde-Smith

United States Senator for Mississippi

Homeland Security

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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.

In The News

WLOX-TV Biloxi
 
Hyde-Smith proposes using tariff revenues to fund border wall
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLOX) - U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith announced the introduction of legislation to fund U.S. border security barriers with revenues generated from tariffs imposed on Chinese goods.
 
Livingston Parish (La.) News
 
Cassidy, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Protect Children from Sex Crimes, Strengthen Parents’ Rights
 
Staff Report
 
WASHINGTON— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. today joined 14 Senate colleagues in introducing the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act, legislation making it a crime to knowingly perform an abortion on a child from out of state without the consent and notification of a parent.
 
News Mississippi
 
Senators co-sponsor concealed carry bill
 
By Steven Gagliano
 
Mississippi’s Senators have co-sponsored concealed carry legislation in Washington.
 
Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith signed as original cosponsors of legislation to allow law-abiding citizens with concealed carry privileges to take firearms across state lines.
 
Lincoln City (Ore.) News Guard
 
SHUTDOWN: 'Righting the wrong'
 
By Jeremy bC. Rurk
 
He isn't in Lincoln City today, but Oregon U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley hopes what he is doing in Washington, D.C. will help Coast Guard members in Lincoln County.
 
News Mississippi
 
Hyde-Smith receives committee assignments
 
By Steven Gagliano
 
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith will serve on four Senate committees during the 116th Congress.
 
WLOX-TV Biloxi
 
Sen. Wicker named chairman of commerce committee; Sen. Hyde-Smith expands assignments
 
By Annie Johnson 
 
MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker was named Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Wednesday. As chairman, Wicker will have broad authority over legislation that will impact Mississippi’s future economic prosperity and safety.
 
Business Insider
 
The Coast Guard is about to go without pay because of the government shutdown, but its members are still out doing missions
 
by Christopher Woody
 
•   The Coast Guard was able to secure enough money for payroll on December 31, despite the government shutdown.
•   But officials say they won't be able to repeat that maneuver for the next payday, January 15, potentially making them the only uniformed military service to go without pay during the shutdown.

McComb Enterprise-Journal 

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.

CQ Roll Call
 
Preliminary 116th Roster: Senate Appropriations
 
CQ News
 
Following is a preliminary roster for the 116th Congress for the Senate Appropriations Committee, released by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Jan. 3 (Republicans) and by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., on Dec. 13 (Democrats).
 
Associated Press
 
Ingalls Shipyard scores $930.8 million contract
 
Associated Press
 
Lawmakers say a Mississippi shipyard has been awarded a $930.8 million contract to build the 10th and 11th U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutters.
 
U.S. Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Roger Wicker and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, in a news release, said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security contract award to Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula has a total potential value of $1.7 billion.

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Washington, D.C. Office

113 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5054
Fax: (202) 224-5321
 

State Offices

Jackson Office
190 East Capitol St., #550
Jackson, MS  39201
Phone (601) 965-4459
Fax (601) 965-4919

Gulfport Office
2012 15th Street, #451
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone (228) 867-9710
Fax (228) 867-9789
 

State Offices

Oxford
911 Jackson Ave., #249
Oxford, MS  38655
Phone (662) 236-1018
Fax (662) 236-7618